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Energy security and climate: Cities stepping up to protect Europe 

Energy security and climate: Cities stepping up to protect Europe 

Summer alerts are threatening European climate objectives 

21/07/2022

Summer is here and while travelers are preparing their luggage to reach their touristic destination, the holiday season is covering Europeans with a misleading sense […]
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Matching the guidance with science: How to re-design national energy & climate plans

Matching the guidance with science: How to re-design national energy & climate plans

Energy Cities’ 3 recommendations based on the IPCC’s latest findings

19/07/2022

In today’s world, top-down National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) which are not grounded in local realities and potential will fail. Techno-centred, one-size-fits-all solutions will […]
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Trailblazers putting energy back in local hands

Trailblazers putting energy back in local hands

How can cities ramp up community energy?

18/07/2022

During a webinar, 3 city experts have shared how they managed to avoid the NIMBY phenomenon, how they engaged the community and “massaged” public support by focusing on more than just dividends. 
Publications
European Analysis of Different Social Energy Market Players

European Analysis of Different Social Energy Market Players

Overview of energy market players aiming for positive social impact

05/07/2022

This new report presents the current landscape of these new players, provides context and very concrete best practices from different countries. It puts particular emphasis […]
Publications
Report on business models for poverty-alleviating and inclusive energy services

Report on business models for poverty-alleviating and inclusive energy services

Strenghts and weaknesses of five different business models

05/07/2022

Can we design energy services that help those people living more decent lives and therefore tackle energy poverty in the long-term? The overview business model by business model aims at helping local and regional authorities navigate through the diversity of options and to design their value proposition for energy services with a social purpose.
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A technical assistance programme to boost energy communities’ activities across Europe

A technical assistance programme to boost energy communities’ activities across Europe

The EU's Energy Communities Repository has opened a call for technical assistance. Any energy community project, regardless of their development stage, can apply!

04/07/2022

Energy communities find themselves at very different stages of development. Some are informal groups that have just started thinking about setting up an energy community, […]
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Shaping local governance to achieve climate neutrality

Shaping local governance to achieve climate neutrality

Set up local processes and partnerships that will facilitate your city's transition to climate neutrality!

23/06/2022

Cities that want to become climate neutral face a delicate challenge. Invisible at first sight, it is nonetheless a key success factor: local governance! How […]
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Radical honesty

Radical honesty

Policy op-ed

17/06/2022

It is the last of the ‘soft’ instruments put forward by Donella and Denis Meadows in the revised version of their 2004 ‘Limits to growth’ […]
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Get ready to embark on a new journey through the Energy Cities’ Hubs

Get ready to embark on a new journey through the Energy Cities’ Hubs

In our Hubs' online event series, we will discuss on how cities can make climate neutrality a reality!

13/06/2022

Save the dates and join this new online event series to be updated on the latest strategies and tools to boost resilience and foresight actions! […]

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Energy Communities Repository

Launched by the European Commission, the Energy Communities Repository aims to support and monitor energy communities’ activities across Europe, within the framework of a just […]

LocalRES

LocalRES

Empowering local renewable energy communities for the decarbonisation of the energy systems
LocalRES

LocalRES project will deploy innovative local energy systems driven by renewable energy communities for a fair energy transformation that puts renewable energy into the hands […]

SCCALE  20-30-50

SCCALE 20-30-50

Sustainable Collective Citizen Action for a Local Europe
SCCALE  20-30-50

Sustainable Collective Citizen Action for a Local Europe (SCCALE) 20-30-50 intends to bring Europe closer to its citizens by fostering the creation of energy communities, […]

WELLBASED

WELLBASED

Exiting energy poverty and related health problems: European pilots take action
WELLBASED

While 10% of European citizens suffer from energy poverty and policy solutions remain scarce, six cities around Europe have decided to design urban programmes that may serve as blueprint for others.