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Cities heading towards 100% renewable energy by controlling their consumption

Food for thought and action - 2016

The path towards 100% renewable energy will be different depending on what natural resources are available in the territory and in neighbouring areas and on the priority given to energy efficiency, to particular energy sources, uses or players. Although there is no right or wrong path, the pioneering authorities and the French stakeholders show major recommendations.

The energy transition : new dialogues between cities & local stakeholders

Exploratory study - 2016

Discover ten European local energy transition initiatives, as diverse as they are innovative, anticipating new modes of governance. This study analyses the synergies between the different stakeholders, examines the role of the municipality and identifies the key factors behind their emergence, success and dissemination.

Local governance from A to Z

Positive glossary of the energy transition - 2015

Discover the multiple facets of a collaborative city from A-Z !
Energy transition is the wide and unlimited! What it is proposing however is a change of perspective.
As the energy landscape is undergoing radical change, from a once hierarchical and monopolistic system to a more distributed and decentralised one, so too should the decision-making architecture.

Unlocking investment in cities

Project review of five european local authorities - 2015

Energy Cities prepared a review of projects undertaken in the cities of Paris, Malmö, Barcelona, Bristol and Brussels-Capital that received support from the ELENA-EIB facility. The aim of this study is to identify the ways in which technical assistance programmes such as ELENA-EIB can help unlock investment in cities. The projects we reviewed cover a wide array of sectors, from public building refurbishment to public transport or renewable energy production.

Territorial plan for Climate-Energy and Klimaschutzkonzept

Context and practices in France and Germany - 2014

Energy policy and climate protection are issues that are addressed at global level, and particularly at European level.
In the field of energy, two countries have become driving forces for the energy transition in Europe by engaging in similar processes: Germany with its “Energiewende”, and France with its “Transition énergétique”.

Low-Energy City policy handbook part A

The city of the future, the future of the city - 2014

This handbook is aimed at decision makers in European local authorities searching for new ways to work towards achieving low energy cities. It is intended to give inspiration and practical advice to elected political leaders as well as civil servants to run their own energy transition process at the local level.

Financing schemes increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy use in public and private buildings

Comparative study - 2014

Between March 2014 and February 2017, eleven Energy Cities’ members carry out peer coaching activities aiming at developing the expertise of local staff and at replicating two proved financing schemes tested by the cities of Stuttgart (DE) and Delft (NL) in learning local authorities.

Economic impact of the energy transition at the local level

Methodologies and case studies - 2014

The study, illustrates numerous socio-economic aspects of the energy transition and confirms the local economic benefits, through the use of data.
As with any complex, new and diffuse process, this field of research is still not fully understood. Appropriate, high-quality analysis at the local level has rarely been carried out to date and a critical assessment of the methods used is necessary.

Low-Energy City policy handbook part B

Lost in energy transition? Methods & tools - 2014

This handbook is aimed at decision makers in European local authorities searching for new ways to work towards achieving low energy cities. It is intended to give inspiration and practical advice to elected political leaders as well as civil servants to run their own energy transition process at the local level.

30 Energy Cities’ proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns

Practical proposals to accelerate the energy transition - 2014

In 2012, Energy Cities initiated a collective process aimed at making proposals to accelerate the energy transition of European territories. The 30 Proposals in your hands are the result of part of this collective work.
What makes these Proposals new? These Proposals are based on the observation and analysis of hundreds of practical examples, all stemming from existing practices. Our intention is to make these practices “talk”, to convey their meaning and to show the path they are pointing at, sometimes without us being aware of it.

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Our network’s know-how is meant to be spread and shared with those who do, like us, aim for a radical shift in the energy system. In this section we have gathered free studies, reports and recommendations that we have authored or co-authored. Each publication will inspire and guide you in your energy transition work.