French cities call for decentralisation of energy policy

French cities call for decentralisation of energy policy

On March 22, the city of Paris, together with other 19 French cities, co-signed an open letter in Le Monde, asking to redirect part of […]

Co-designing 2050 with citizens at #Stuttgart2017

Co-designing 2050 with citizens at #Stuttgart2017

Every year, energy transitioners from both the public and the private sector meet at Energy Cities’ Annual Conference to build a community around energy democracy, […]

Local energy ownership in Europe: An exploratory study

Local energy ownership in Europe: An exploratory study

Across Europe, a growing number of local authorities are eager to regain control over energy systems on a wide range of scales and modalities. Through […]

Climate deal in New York : how local climate action could make world leaders blush

Climate deal in New York : how local climate action could make world leaders blush

Today, 162 countries are expected to sign the Paris Climate Agreement in New York. This is an important step, concluding months of harsh negotiations. However, would they […]

Lyon Metropole: smart city and urban experiments!

Lyon Metropole: smart city and urban experiments!

Lyon Metropole is in constant evolution and is becoming a smart, innovative, sustainable and lively conurbationThe local authority wishes to conciliate economic dynamism and sustainable […]

The EU in Dutch hands: A semester of opportunities!

The EU in Dutch hands: A semester of opportunities!

Since January, the Netherlands are holding the six-months EU presidency as part of a rotating system amongst the EU member states. The Dutch agenda will […]

Local elected leaders urge European Commission to reshape energy governance architecture

Local elected leaders urge European Commission to reshape energy governance architecture

Last Friday, less than a week before the release of the state of the Energy Union report, Energy Cities teamed up with the key four […]

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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