How to make people passionate about the future of their cities

How to make people passionate about the future of their cities

Four #RENNES2018 lessons learnt

If you work on the energy transition, the same word comes up repeatedly: participation. But how can local authorities make sure this is not an […]

Participatory processes: a way to more effective and inclusive policies

Participatory processes: a way to more effective and inclusive policies

ENLARGE is a project funded by the European programme Horizon 2020, that allows people to better understand the outcomes of their involvement in participatory processes, […]

The case for a permanent climate and energy dialogue with cities

The case for a permanent climate and energy dialogue with cities

A joint briefing to highlight best practices of multilevel governance

EU institutions are currently negotiating a regulation on the “governance” of the Energy Union. To make sure cities have an actual say in the process, Energy Cities has teamed up with a number of other city networks and the think tank E3G to support the establishment of permanent “Multilevel Climate and Energy Dialogue Platforms”

Building on local climate and energy experience in Energy Union Governance

Building on local climate and energy experience in Energy Union Governance

Our joint briefing underlines successful practices of multilevel dialogue in Europe

The ongoing negotiations on Energy Union Governance will soon touch upon the establishment of permanent “Multilevel Climate and Energy Dialogue Platforms”. CEMR, Climate Alliance, Energy […]

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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