Citizen Participation: key to building public support for the energy transition

Final event of the APPROVE Interreg Europe project. The objective of APPROVE (Advancing Public Participation and stakeholdeR engagement fOr the improVement of renewable Energy policies) […]

02 Jun

Berlin, Germany

Creative bureaucracy festival

After hitting new records in the digital festival edition in 2021, with more than 18,000 visitors from 94 countries, the Creative Bureaucracy Festival is starting […]

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Getting to the local zero: eradicating energy poverty at city level

Getting to the local zero: eradicating energy poverty at city level

Launch of a new support mechanism by the Covenant of Mayors

17/05/2022

To help cities prepare for the setup of support mechanisms for the most vulnerable, the European Covenant of Mayors just launched its pillar on Energy Poverty. Besides “mitigation” and “adaptation”, this third pillar should help signatories define targets and measures related to the social negative impacts of rising energy prices, poor housing or even decarbonization as a radical transformation of production and consumption patterns.
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Putting citizens and communities at the heart of the REPowerEU

Putting citizens and communities at the heart of the REPowerEU

Letter from the Community Power Coalition to Commission's VP Timmermans and Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson

12/05/2022

The RePowerEU Plan should recognize community energy as a key lever. Fostering renewable community energy is a realistic way of moving away from fossil fuels […]
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A new European initiative in support to energy communities

A new European initiative in support to energy communities

The European Commission's Energy Communities Repository was launched on 20 April in Brussels with an enthusiastic networking event.

10/05/2022

With access to secure, sustainable and affordable energy being a burning issue in Europe, climate communities are a beam of hope in a really urgent […]
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Highlights of Energy Cities Forum 2022 in Brussels

Highlights of Energy Cities Forum 2022 in Brussels

A glimpse into a long-awaited gathering

28/04/2022

More than 150 network members and partners participated in Energy Cities Forum on 21-22 April 2022 in Brussels. After a three-years break caused by Covid-19, […]
Advocacy
Common response to the EU’s consultation on its Solar Strategy

28/04/2022

Energy Cities and REScoop.eu have teamed up to produce a joint position paper on the EU’s future solar strategy, based on the direct feedback of […]

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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.