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 […]
Dear Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Vestager. We are writing in relation to the latest draft State Aid Guidelines on Climate, Energy and Environment (CEEAG) that […]
The Community Power coalition wrote a letter to the Frans Timmermans, European Commission’s Executive Vice-President the European Green Deal and Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for […]
The Climate Pact is one of the strategic pillars of the proposed European Green Deal. If properly designed, this new instrument could be a game-changer […]
The large-scale climate mobilizations of these past few years have not been in vain. The European Commission has finally recognized the magnitude – and urgency […]
Energy Cities welcomes the new mission-oriented approach proposed for the forthcoming Horizon Europe programme. The principles highlighted in the Mazzucato report echo the views of cities, whom to a great extent will be the “delivery arms” of Europe’s innovation.
In view of the public consultation on the evaluation of the EU State Aids Guidelines for energy and environmental protection, Energy Cities shares its recommendations to ensure that this legal framework supports the locally-driven energy transition and enables a Paris-proof energy market in Europe.
What is still missing in the Just Energy Transition Fund’s scope is an overarching mission to drive a radical change in energy generation and environmental responsibility that result in a genuine power shift towards local communities in transition in all EU territories.
Climate and energy governance processes in the EU need to be strengthened through an increased coordination and cooperation between local and national authorities. Energy Cities has analyzed what constitutes a good practice in energy and climate governance, based on examples from 7 EU countries collected in the framework of the LIFE PlanUp project. The findings shall support national policy-makers in the EU in developing and implementing multilevel climate and energy dialogues in the framework of the 2030 national energy and climate plans.
The EU is poised to set an unprecedented standard by formalizing the role of citizens and communities in Europe’s energy transition. By 2050, almost half […]
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