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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 REScoop.eu 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 […]

EU Electricity Market Rules

Joint Position Paper on EU Heating and Cooling Strategy

New strategy should be fully integrated in EU energy and climate policies

Energy Cities joins forces with industry associations representing the geothermal, solar thermal, heat pump, biomass, biogas, and district heating and cooling sectors to require structural reforms in EU climate and energy legislation, taking full account of the EU Heating and Cooling Strategy

Our policy work

Our dedicated team monitors and shapes policy developments according to local authorities’ needs and priorities.

Our advocacy involves:

  • policy monitoring and analysis
  • policy influencing
  • advocacy partnerships

The cities behind our network set the tone and shape the European energy transition agenda. Whereas a municipality alone has little influence, together we can make local authorities’ voices heard at national and European level.

Towards a fairer, climate-neutral Europe

The Covenant of Mayors is the world’s largest movement for local climate and energy actions. In Europe, over 10,000 cities and towns are joining forces to secure a better future for their citizens.