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Updated German Renewables Law offers good prospects for energy communities

Updated German Renewables Law offers good prospects for energy communities

From 2023 German energy communities to be exempted from tendering

25/11/2022

You might remember Ursula and Michael. Or you mightn’t but for sure you know their story: 25 years ago, Ursula and Michael Sladek fought for […]
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European Solidarity is not compatible with the Energy Charter Treaty

21/11/2022

The Energy Charter Treaty is yet another vestige of the past, one of the many intergovernmental agreements from another time… What lies behind its rather […]
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A new space for experienced and aspiring community energy enthusiasts to learn from one another

A new space for experienced and aspiring community energy enthusiasts to learn from one another

Launch of a Helpdesk for members of established and incipient energy communities to exchange knowledge

24/10/2022

This September, experts and aspiring leaders of energy communities from across Europe met in Paris for the first of many exchanges. The diverse and international […]
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Biggest crowdfunded solar power plant in Croatia ready to take off

24/10/2022

“Today we are launching – as far as I know – the biggest collective investment by a local community for the energy transition in Croatia. […]
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What you need (to boost your community energy project), do you know we’ve got it?*

What you need (to boost your community energy project), do you know we’ve got it?*

The EU's Energy Communities Repository has a diversified technical assistance scheme for you

19/10/2022

Support from experts, national capacity-building activities, peer-learning… The Energy Communities Repository, funded by the European Commission, offers support to energy communities regardless of their development […]
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 The “European Ecological Nation”

17/10/2022

Inspired by Bruno Latour While preparing my editorial on the ever-changing European energy policies agenda, I could not stop hearing in my mind one of […]
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What is an energy citizen? How can we become one?

What is an energy citizen? How can we become one?

Interview with Dr BinBin Pearce (TU Delft) and Margot Vingerhoedt (Ecopower)

11/10/2022

The current energy and cost of living crisis leaves no doubt: we need to create a worldwide movement of citizens who produce, store and manage their own energy. Active energy citizenship can be one way to navigate the complexity of our world. Let’s see whether, together, we can map paths into a future where the individual and “the system” do interact much more.
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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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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.