Empowering local players, making wise use of our resources and living within our planet’s boundaries requires sound, democratic decision-making processes.
We, at Energy Cities, are driven by a desire to strengthen the role and skills of local governments to ensure local communities’ well-being and to accelerate the transition to climate neutrality. The Energy Cities Hubs are the community spaces dedicated to our members that:
Our 5 Hubs, launching in April, will be a new way of structuring the activities of our network. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to find out more! Today, we’re digging into the Community-led energy for massive renewable production Hub.
What is the Community-led energy for massive renewable production Hub about?
Instead of taking consumers hostage, democratic energy systems empower them, allowing them to have an active role in their energy production, thus becoming prosumers. Energy communities are based on local resources and optimise production and consumption. They can also help overcome the urban-rural divide. Breaking with precedent, they are the evidence that citizens, local governments and entrepreneurs (often jointly) can be socially responsible energy producers and distributors.
Are you wondering how to secure affordable renewable energy for all? How to reap socio-economic benefit of local energy systems? Or how to foster remunicipalisation strategies and help energy communities emerge across Europe?
Within the Community energy Hub, we will provide your city with tools to increase renewable installations owned by the municipality and its inhabitants. We will advocate for EU and national targets adapted to the local potential, for lifting all national obstacles and providing support for local governments willing to increase their locally-owned production.
Concretely, what does it mean?
Through a series of activities that we will provide within this Hub, we will:
Ready to join the Community-led energy for massive renewable production Hub?
As our member, you can join and benefit, free-of-charge, from all the activities of our five Hubs, aligned with our intervention systems and impact targets. By joining our Hubs, you become part of our learning community of local practitioners with different backgrounds and fields of expertise: political representatives, technicians and city officers, all sharing the same vision: reaching climate neutrality by 2050. Interested in the Community energy Hub? Get in touch to pre-register here.
We will launch our Hubs during our Annual Forum and we will keep you posted in the coming weeks.