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Time travel : Our letter to incoming EU Commission President

Time travel : Our letter to incoming EU Commission President

How to get to 2050 and succeed in 2030

September in Brussels is known as the ‘Rentrée’ when the crowds of lobbyists, commission employees, MEPs and so on make their way back to Brussels […]

German cities demand resolute action on climate protection, including higher CO2 cost, in a letter to Chancellor Merkel

German cities demand resolute action on climate protection, including higher CO2 cost, in a letter to Chancellor Merkel

Joint open letter from the presidents of Energy Cities, Climate Alliance and ICLEI

Energy Cities, Climate Alliance and ICLEI have called in a joint open letter on the German chancellor Angela Merkel to commit to resolute action on climate protection.

Unprecedented show of ambition from Mayors across Europe on a shared energy transition

Unprecedented show of ambition from Mayors across Europe on a shared energy transition

More than 200 cities asked EU leaders for far greater ambition in cutting carbon emissions

More than 50 Energy Cities members have signed a joint letter to EU leaders for far greater ambition in cutting carbon emissions. The letter calls […]

Models of local energy ownership and the role of local energy communities

Models of local energy ownership and the role of local energy communities

Delivering the energy transition at local level

At the request of the upcoming Austrian presidency of the European Council, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on models of local energy ownership and the role of local energy communities in energy transition in Europe. Energy Cities prepared a joint contribution together with ResCoop.EU, the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives

The local view on EU policies

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.

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