15 Feb

The design of the next EU energy market(s): what works for local renewables?

Gas and electricity markets follow European rules. These must be revisited, to allow for fair pricing, less price volatility and to drive investments towards stable […]

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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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Serock, a pioneer of community energy in Poland

Serock, a pioneer of community energy in Poland

A former landfill turned into a solar plant by local energy cooperative

29/11/2022

Over the past few years, we have reported many stories of #CommunityPower, but it is not very often that we hear about Polish pioneers of […]
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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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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.