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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 […]

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy

New EU rights can help you take control of your own energy

A new booklet published by Friends of the Earth, in collaboration with Greenpeace, Rescoop and Energy Cities (all members of the Community Energy Coalition) explains […]

Transition cities: there is life after coal!

Transition cities: there is life after coal!

Energy transition in coal mining regions

Energy transition in coal mining regions is not a new issue, but lately, it has come up often in my newsfeed. I am sure you […]

Our 5 key demands on the next EU electricity market legislation

Our 5 key demands on the next EU electricity market legislation

The legislation must set strong rules to acknowledge, enable and provide rights to energy citizens and communities

The European Commission, the Parliament and the Council are currently negotiating the future electricity market of the European Union. Together with Rescoop and Friends of the Earth Europe, we published a position paper expressing our key demands on the next EU energy market legislation.

How Polish cities are bucking the government’s coal trend: 5 ways to push for more renewable energy

How Polish cities are bucking the government’s coal trend: 5 ways to push for more renewable energy

Poland is not known for being the strongest supporter of solar, wind and biomass. Instead, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is defending the […]

Investing in solar energy: follow the unusual example of a Belgian cooperative

Investing in solar energy: follow the unusual example of a Belgian cooperative

It is a first in Belgium! At a time when citizens’ initiatives are mushrooming across Europe , in Mouscron the community energy cooperative COOPEM was […]

Community voices in Luzy: village of the future, mates of the future

Community voices in Luzy: village of the future, mates of the future

I am part of the facilitation team supporting POTEs (Ordinary Energy Transition Pioneers) at Energy Cities. POTEs are every-day-life innovators and visionaries working in areas […]

Policy brief: Claude Turmes pulling off another magic trick

Policy brief: Claude Turmes pulling off another magic trick

In the middle of the night of 19th to 20th June, a final agreement between the Council, the Parliament and the European Commission was reached […]

Small islands, big moves: Renewable off-grid solutions across the sea

Small islands, big moves: Renewable off-grid solutions across the sea

Three islands championing renewable energy deployment.

Summer is here! As you might read this story in your office, how about a virtual trip to some beautiful islands? Put on your sunglasses […]

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 […]

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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