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