Cities & Citizens Energy Forum 2022: Save the date!

20-22 April 2022 in Heerlen, the Netherlands

Mannheim – where citizens are empowered to experiment and innovate

About methods and spaces for social innovation

Breaking the poverty cycle

Ingredients for a local strategy against energy poverty

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Mireia Matencio and Anik Lehman-Tron

Community energy, a powerful force of change in Besançon

Interview with Anik Lehman-Tron (Besancon City Administration) and Mireia Matencio (Opale Energies Naturelles)

In this episode, two energy experts based in the East of France join me to share their plans for an energy community in the city of Besançon. Together, they want to operate energy production in an entirely different way and, what’s most important, boost the involvement of citizens. It is exciting to see how well the city and the private sector perspective converge!

Chris Vrettos

Community power through virtual net metering in Athens area

Interview with Chris Vrettos, Electra Energy Cooperative

We did a virtual travel to Ilioupoli, a sub-urban municipality in the Athens area. We wanted to meet Thanos Katsonis who works for the local government of Ilioupoli, and Chris Vrettos is driving force of the social cooperative Electra Energy. They are just about to kick-start a community power organisation. How will they work collaboratively to increase the number of prosumers in Greece and – who knows – to bring other good things to the local community? Thanos could not be there for the intervie, but Chris tells us how they push for a citizen energy culture and the steps necessary to achieve this.

Prague’s first steps in energy community matters

Interview with Miloslav Franek (City of Prague) and Tereza Mc Laughlin Vanova (Local Energy Managers' Association)

How ready are the Czech Republic and its residents for this new type of energy generation? In this conversation,Tereza and Miloslav lead us through the complexity of decentralized and citizen-driven energy in Czech Republic.

One-Stop-Shop for energy home renovation
Aradippou - Cyprus

One-Stop-Shop for energy home renovation

Involving and rewarding citizens

Crowd investing for solar roofs in Križevci
Križevci - Croatia

Crowd investing for solar roofs in Križevci

Fighting energy poverty
Barcelona - Spain

Fighting energy poverty

Being cold at home is not normal

From Ideas to Action: Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality

From Ideas to Action: Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality

BEACON Final Report

Examples of successful local climate change mitigation measures can be found all across Europe. Municipalities, local communities, and younger generations are shaping the path towards […]

Local PACTs

Local PACTs

How municipalities create their own COP21

Local green deals vs local COPs: this could be the teaser of this publication… However, this would be too narrow for the purposes of this […]

Climate Change Challenge

Climate Change Challenge

A Comic Book by EUKI Project BEACON

With this book the BEACON team seeks to convey the spirit of European collaboration and exchange on climate change to a wider audience of school […]

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.