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Policy brief: “Duty of care”

Policy brief: “Duty of care”

A government’s inaction against climate change is, as a matter of fact, a criminal offence.

Last week I found out that most court cases run by citizens against their governments in the world are based on this common law term […]

Energy Cities welcomes 4 new member cities

Energy Cities welcomes 4 new member cities

The cities of Krizevci, Vienna, Valencia and Vilvoorde join the Energy Cities’ network!

The Energy Cities community has recently welcomed some new members. We are very happy and proud to have Krizevci, Vienna, Valencia and Vilvoorde among us! […]

Remunicipalisation: yes you can!

Remunicipalisation: yes you can!

Be inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe

Inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe, an increasing number of local authorities are expanding their role, not just by acting as planners but by […]

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

The city that turns into an urban laboratory for the democratic transition

Since 2014, the mayor of Grenoble and his team have been working on transforming the city into a true “transition city”, in the most democratic […]

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

In the face of energy and climate challenges, the city of Grenoble is implementing various tools aimed at kick-starting the environmental transition. Several ideas are […]

Do bankers wear capes?

Do bankers wear capes?

3 ways the EIB can help save Europe

Avoiding catastrophic climate change demands three things: technology, political will and financing. We have the technology, we’re working on the political will (Hi Germany!) and […]

Climate change is everyone’s business!

Climate change is everyone’s business!

Youth strikes, yellow vests and other social movements

Climate change is not news…we have known since the ‘80s and our governments have been discussing it for a very long time. But despite the […]

Make the EU Greta’gain

Make the EU Greta’gain

Policy brief by Claire Roumet

As spring is coming closer, you can still hear the sound of the youth protesting in the streets, waiting for us to take action, forcing […]

How the city of Bottrop is turning its back on coal

How the city of Bottrop is turning its back on coal

German city transitioning from a coal and steel center into an innovation hub

LESSONS LEARNTDecember 21st, 2018, Bottrop, Germany: An era comes to an end, with the extraction of the last piece of coal from the Prosper coal […]

EU elections manifesto

EU elections manifesto

Energy Cities' demands to future EU leaders - out now !

The manifesto is directed at incoming MEPs for the European Elections at the end of May, 2019.In it, we outline four ‘quick wins’ to help […]

Solar on top: How does Lorient’s innovative financing model work?

Solar on top: How does Lorient’s innovative financing model work?

An innovative initiative combines PV panel rental and citizen engagement around a project based on self-consumption.

The French city of Lorient in Brittany and Oncimé have achieved great success with a ground-breaking solar panel rental system. Oncimé is a joint-stock company, […]

2018 Activities Report is out now

2018 Activities Report is out now

2018 will go down as a foundational year in delivering a local energy transition.Here at Energy Cities we’ve been working to strengthen the role of […]

It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details about how to shape the ceiling.

Greta Thunberg, Climate activist

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