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EU taking big step forward toward energy democracy

EU taking big step forward toward energy democracy

The agreement makes it easier for European citizens to set up their own renewable energy projects

Early this morning the European Parliament and the European Council reached an agreement on the Renewable Energy Directive: by 2030 the EU will have to […]

Cities: testbeds for energy innovation

Cities: testbeds for energy innovation

Energy Cities's contribution to the Energy Atlas 2018

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the German Green Political Foundation, recently released its Energy Atlas 2018 – Facts and Figures about Renewables in Europe. The Atlas […]

#rennes2018 conference about sharing responsibilities in a radically new energy system

#rennes2018 conference about sharing responsibilities in a radically new energy system

Energy Cities’ Annual Conference 2018 was hosted in France by the City and Metropolitan Area of Rennes, from 18-20th April. The most valuable outcomes as […]

Destination 100% Renewable Energy: How far are cities?

Destination 100% Renewable Energy: How far are cities?

The road to 100% renewable energy obviously passes through ambitious actions from cities. In the framework of the EU Renewables Networking Platform Project, Energy Cities sheds some […]

COP23: Cities keen on shoulder-to-shoulder climate action

COP23: Cities keen on shoulder-to-shoulder climate action

Where has EU leadership in energy and climate issues gone? Mrs Merkel has been having a hard time defending her “climate chancellor” label, while we […]

Smarter Together – political commitment in the energy transition process in Santiago

Smarter Together – political commitment in the energy transition process in Santiago

On the 25th and 26th October, Energy Cities co-organized a thematic workshop with Santiago de Compostela Municipality. This event took place in this Galician town within […]

Smarter Together: Munich, when e-vehicles clean the streets!

Smarter Together: Munich, when e-vehicles clean the streets!

SMARTER TOGETHER is a joint project that aims to improve citizen’s quality of life in nowadays transforming cities. Three lighthouse cities will implement the main […]

Colours and science to raise environmental awareness in Bielsko-Biala!

Colours and science to raise environmental awareness in Bielsko-Biala!

The Beskids Good Energy Festival took place June 9 in Energy Cities’ Polish member city Bielsko-Biala. It was the 7th edition of a very popular […]

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 […]

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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