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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 […]

Community Energy as part of the solution

The Community Power Coalition's Statement on CoP26

As COP26 talks move ahead, we are nowhere near the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. We would like to remind […]

Phasing out new fossil-fuel based boilers is vital to achieving the EU’s climate commitments

Joint open letter to European Commission's VP Timmermans

Dear Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans,  There is increased attention to the role that buildings must play in the climate transition. The EU’s 2030  climate target […]

EU Climate Action

Municipal Climate Partnerships as Green Motors for Europe

What EU and national policymakers need to do to boost climate action on the local level

In this briefing, co-published with adelphi, we argue that municipal climate partnerships must receive more recognition and financial support by way of EU or nationally […]

EU State Aid Framework

Matching just transition ambition with competition

Energy Cities’ response to the draft revised Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy

The Clean Energy for all Europeans package has provided a long-awaited boost and recognition to the role local authorities and communities play in delivering the […]

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