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EU Renewable Energy Policy

Renewable for all!

A call for local renewable energy for all Europeans

Energy prices have risen sharply in Europe in recent months due to a crisis in fossil fuels. Gas prices have increased six-fold in a year […]

EU Renewable Energy Policy

Integrated local planning in the revised Renewable Energy Directive

Reaping all socio-economic benefits of locally-anchored renewable energy systems

Energy Cities and call on the European Union to introduce a crucial new obligation in the revised renewable energy directive in order to reap […]

EU Renewable Energy Policy

Do not replicate citizen energy measures in gas market reform

Community Power Coalition calls on the Commission to amend its proposal

Community energy campaigners have written to the Executive-Vice President for the European Green Deal, Mr Frans Timmermans and the Commissioner for Energy, Ms Kadri Simson, to express […]

EU Renewable Energy Policy

To fight climate crisis, the EU needs at least 45% renewables target by 2030

Associations, Industries, City networks and scientists say “ YES to 45% RES”

The IPCC has warned that we are entering code red for humanity: 2°C warming will be exceeded within this century unless we make deep reductions […]

EU Renewable Energy Policy

The Renovation Wave must deliver on its commitment to tackle energy poverty

Joint letter from 45 civil society organisations across Europe

Ahead of the EPBD revision, 45 civil society actors including Energy Cities have signed an open letter to urge the Commission to deliver on its […]

EU Renewable Energy Policy

General Block Exemption Regulation should include specific thresholds for RECs

Letter from the Community Power Coalition to Commission's VP TImmermans and Commissioner Vestager

Dear Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Vestager. We are writing regarding the latest draft of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) that was published on the […]

EU Renewable Energy Policy

Myth buster on gases and renewable heating technologies

Natural gas accounts for about 45% of European households heating. It is the most widely used energy but is perceived as less environmentally damaging than […]

EU Renewable Energy Policy

Policy paper for fossil-free districts and cities

Why and how fossil fuels in buildings will be history by 2050

By 2050, fossil fuels in cities will hopefully be history. Renewable technologies that are already available, such as heat pumps and heat networks, will make […]

EU Climate Action

Hydrogen: everything a city needs to know

Energy Cities' position on the role of hydrogen in cities

Hydrogen has long been identified as an alternative to fossil fuels. First in the 70s, especially in Japan, and then again in the 2000s. But […]

EU Electricity Market Rules

Energy Cities and answer to the Committee of the Regions’ Stakeholders consultation: “Models of local energy ownership”

Summary of findings

Stakeholders consultation: “Models of local energy ownership” 1. Are there any examples from the Member States of regionalising energy infrastructure (such as taking up or […]

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