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Stuttgart : towards a carbon neutral city thanks to a local energy ownership

Stuttgart : towards a carbon neutral city thanks to a local energy ownership

In 2011, Stuttgart City Council set up the municipal utility Die Stadtwerke Stuttgart (SWS) as a subsidiary of Stuttgarter Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft, in charge of […]

Energy Cities President meets Members of European Parliament to discuss role of cities in EU Energy Union governance

Energy Cities President meets Members of European Parliament to discuss role of cities in EU Energy Union governance

On July 6th, on the occasion of the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg, Energy Cities’ President and Lord Mayor of Heidelberg, Eckart Würzner, compared […]

Just a second…what about the just transition for coal communities?

Just a second…what about the just transition for coal communities?

The path followed by Europe since the Paris Agreement to go ‘fossil free’ has made coal communities worry about their future. Torn between economic aspirations […]

Energy Cities launches pan-European study on remunicipalisation and local energy ownership

Energy Cities launches pan-European study on remunicipalisation and local energy ownership

How can cities and communities reclaim control over local energy systems? What are the challenges and success factors for creating a local energy company? What […]

#maketheplanetgreatagain through mobilising ALL stakeholders

#maketheplanetgreatagain through mobilising ALL stakeholders

This is how it is. The United States, the world’s second largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, has announced its withdrawal from the first multilateral […]

#100%RES – Recommendation 4: Engaging local stakeholders

#100%RES – Recommendation 4: Engaging local stakeholders

Whether the impetus for setting a 100% renewable energy target comes from the public authority, elected representatives, private players, community organisations, farmers or citizens, it […]

100%RES – Recommendation 3 : Funding renewable energy production and energy efficiency

100%RES – Recommendation 3 : Funding renewable energy production and energy efficiency

For cities and metropolitan areas, embarking on a 100% renewable energy path involves changing scale and supporting the development of renewable energy production in their […]

Pamplona: How does the city take back control of its energy services?

Pamplona: How does the city take back control of its energy services?

It is not an easy task to make the transition from a private to a city-run system. The circumstances leading to this move can vary […]

Energy Cities presents a brighter, local State of the Energy Union !

Energy Cities presents a brighter, local State of the Energy Union !

The Energy Union should be an opportunity to accelerate the energy transition and define a new set of roles, rights and responsibilities for the new […]

Devolve (to) : verb to be conjugated in the present to improve the future

Devolve (to) : verb to be conjugated in the present to improve the future

… or how to achieve the energy transition ! [I devolve…] Devolution is the shift of competences for public services from central government to sub-national or […]

An EU Roadmap 2050 (and other results) from the “Post-carbon cities of tomorrow” project

An EU Roadmap 2050 (and other results) from the “Post-carbon cities of tomorrow” project

As one of the major results of the POCACITO 7FP project (2014-2016), an EU Roadmap 2050 was published in December 2016 and calls for cities […]

Cities heading towards 100% renewable energy

Cities heading towards 100% renewable energy

CLER, Energy Cities and Réseau Action Climat collaborated to prepare this publication. The aim is to provide guidance and solutions to French cities and metropolitan […]

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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