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 […]
With EU Member States set to submit their final national energy and climate plans (NECPs) by the end of the year, they should tap into the potential of their cities and citizens to design and deliver robust, ambitious and mutually beneficial plans.
This summer, far from Brussels’ overheated streets, I was asked this seemingly innocent question by a friend while chatting after a pleasant walk: “if you […]
How to reach climate neutral cities? And what is the critical role of the EU in this process? Energy Cities’ members have a clear “3D” […]
The draft versions of EU Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) were to be submitted by the end of 2018. Yesterday, 18 June, […]
We know the energy transition is underway but it is not rapid enough. Academics, civil society actors and policymakers all agree that the transition needs […]
Energy Cities is the local authorities’ watchdog on European and national energy and climate policies. Now that Brussels has formally adopted its “clean energy package”, we monitor how the progressive provisions we advocated for are being translated at national level. On the EU front, we continue to call for a better alignment of energy, regional and agricultural policies and for an overall budget in line with the 2050 decarbonisation objective.
The manifesto is directed at MEPs and officials that will make up the next European Parliament and Commission.
We outline four ‘quick wins’ to help decision-makers in Brussels hit the ground running. Our suggestions around four ‘legacy issues’ provide more complex and ambitious goals to help build the legacy of a sustainable Europe.