20 Jun

Mundo-madou, Av. des Arts 7/8, 1210 Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Inclusive energy services to fight energy poverty and empower citizens

Capacity-building for municipal energy entrepreneurs with a social purpose The event goes from 9:00-12:00 and will be followed by a little networking lunch! Why this workshop? […]

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Energy Communities in the spotlight

Energy Communities in the spotlight

19-21 June: events in Brussels focusing on locally-driven energy

31/05/2023

You, too, want to see more energy players come to the market? You, too, think that citizens, municipalities and SMEs have an important role to […]
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Get ready for the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2023

Get ready for the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2023

Events & networking opportunities you should not miss!

30/05/2023

Every year, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) brings renewable energy practitioners, companies, academics, local governments representatives and civil society organisation to Brussels (and online!) […]
Interviews
How to give birth to an energy cooperative?

28/04/2023

An energy cooperative never pops out of nowhere. Rather, it grows silently with motivated citizens putting their heads together and imagining how they can themselves produce renewable energy. Join me and my guest Chloé Verlinden to learn about some great ways for citizens to become energy producers, both on solar and offshore wind energy.
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Citizens and local authorities: converging views on local renewable energy projects?

Citizens and local authorities: converging views on local renewable energy projects?

Insights from the LIFE LOOP barriers and opportunities report

05/04/2023

A brandnew report has been released, identifying the existing diverse capital of energy communities and presenting the current barriers and opportunities for the collaborative development of energy communities with municipal involvement. It's based on findings from a survey that targeted people involved in energy cooperatives or communities as well as local municipalities.
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Cities’ response to the energy crisis paving the way for Europe’s energy transition

Cities’ response to the energy crisis paving the way for Europe’s energy transition

How can the EU further support cities in their efforts to tackle the energy crisis while implementing the transition?

03/02/2023

This year’s Covenant of Mayors Conference on March 30, 2023, will focus on the local response to the energy crisis and how it is paving the way for Europe’s energy transition.
Publications
Stories of Change – Energy Cities’ Impact Report 2022

02/02/2023

“Staying on course for our mission amidst somuch turmoil requires a great deal of agility and humility, as we need to constantly recalibrate the tools, […]
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Launch of the EU Energy Communities Map

Launch of the EU Energy Communities Map

Whether you are looking for an overview of Europe's energy communities, willing to discover the energy communities around you, or part of an energy community yourself... This map is for you!

30/01/2023

The European Commission’s Energy Community Repository has just launched its interactive map of energy communities in Europe. Based on an inventory created by the EU-funded […]
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In 2023, we invite you to join us in designing a blueprint for local energy

In 2023, we invite you to join us in designing a blueprint for local energy

Adaping the rules on the energy market and redirecting European funds: two priorities to support the transition of ALL territories.

17/01/2023

That’s the essence of our proposed policy agenda for this year. Gas and electricity markets follow European rules – these must be revisited. Reducing price […]
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Community Energy Municipal Guide

Community Energy Municipal Guide

How can cities increase locally-owned renewable energy production?

01/12/2022

There are many ways local authorities can support community energy and increase locally sourced renewables. This guide provides an overview of the different roles they […]
Interviews
Sufficiency is a serious game

Sufficiency is a serious game

Interview with Hugo Weisbecker (Enercoop) and Julie Mayer (Les Economes)

29/11/2022

In our conversation we set about defining the word “sufficiency” and why it matters so much. Why it is so difficult most of us to change entrenched behaviors? Julie and Hugo do have a passionate and creative response to that. And: they convinced me that serious games are a fantastic way to change people’s mindset.

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FEEL

FEEL

Frugal cities through Energy Efficiency and Low-tech communities
FEEL

How can you do more with less? European public authorities have to meet increasing demands, but with less money. Thinking bigger, the problem is also […]

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, […]