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EU elections manifesto

EU elections manifesto

Energy Cities' demands to future EU leaders - out now !

The manifesto is directed at incoming MEPs for the European Elections at the end of May, 2019.In it, we outline four ‘quick wins’ to help […]

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy

New EU rights can help you take control of your own energy

A new booklet published by Friends of the Earth, in collaboration with Greenpeace, Rescoop and Energy Cities (all members of the Community Energy Coalition) explains […]

Our 5 key demands on the next EU electricity market legislation

Our 5 key demands on the next EU electricity market legislation

The legislation must set strong rules to acknowledge, enable and provide rights to energy citizens and communities

The European Commission, the Parliament and the Council are currently negotiating the future electricity market of the European Union. Together with Rescoop and Friends of the Earth Europe, we published a position paper expressing our key demands on the next EU energy market legislation.

How MEP Karins’ Draft Report on EU energy market design is hindering citizens’ energy

How MEP Karins’ Draft Report on EU energy market design is hindering citizens’ energy

In the draft report local energy communities have been marginalised and diminished

The Community Energy Coalition reacted to the MEP Karin’s report on the EU internal market design proposal. Karin’s report hinders local energy community and marginalises their contribution to the energy transition. We’ll explain you why.

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

Energy Cities to the German government: Support an ambitious EU Energy Efficiency Directive

Energy Cities to the German government: Support an ambitious EU Energy Efficiency Directive

The former Energiewende pioneer needs to seriously step up

In an open letter sent to the German Minister for Energy and Economy, Peter Altmaier, our president and lord mayor of Heidelberg, Eckart Würzner, calls on Germany to champion a strong and robust energy efficiency policy for Europe through the future Energy Efficiency Directive.

An EU budget to achieve Europe’s climate objectives

An EU budget to achieve Europe’s climate objectives

Energy cities joined a broad group of business associations, civil society, think tanks and other organisations to ask President Juncker to make sure that the EU’s future finances are aligned with Europe’s climate objectives and consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Hardwiring climate action into the next research and innovation programme

Hardwiring climate action into the next research and innovation programme

A recently published letter puts pressure on Commissioners Moedas and Oettinger

Energy cities joined a broad group of business associations, civil society, think tanks and other organisations to ask Commissioners Moedas and Oettinger to make sure that the EU’s next research and innovation programme allows for an effective climate action.

The case for a permanent climate and energy dialogue with cities

The case for a permanent climate and energy dialogue with cities

A joint briefing to highlight best practices of multilevel governance

EU institutions are currently negotiating a regulation on the “governance” of the Energy Union. To make sure cities have an actual say in the process, Energy Cities has teamed up with a number of other city networks and the think tank E3G to support the establishment of permanent “Multilevel Climate and Energy Dialogue Platforms”

Response to the New Energy Market Design Consultation

Response to the New Energy Market Design Consultation

In July, the European Commission launched a public consultation process on the new energy market design

Energy Cities responded to the European Commission consultation on the new Energy Market Design, running until the end of October 2015. In our view, the new energy market design should ensure equal treatment and non-discrimination for all market players, be it private companies or energy citizens.

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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