The European Climate Law: is it enough to get to climate neutrality?

Learn about the latest developments in EU policy in Energy Cities' What's EUp? - October 2020

A green wave in the municipal elections

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

New handbook on citizen finance out!

Step-by-step guidelines on energy cooperatives and crowdfunding

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

Mouscron, a city going solar
Mouscron - Belgium

Mouscron, a city going solar

Campaigning for Local Climate Change Mitigation

Campaigning for Local Climate Change Mitigation

Compilation of ideas

Creative approaches to communication on local climate change initiatives can serve as a useful vehicle for cities messaging on the topic. Delivering climate friendly ideas […]

How Local Authorities can encourage citizen participation in energy transitions

How Local Authorities can encourage citizen participation in energy transitions

Including citizens in energy systems

The aim of this report is to consider how Local Authorities can better engage with publics as a part of the energy transition in a meaningful way and support the active participation of citizens in energy systems and the energy transition. The report informes by energy Social Science and Humanities literature as a means of recognising that the energy transition is not merely a technological transition, but a social one.

Democratic transition factory

Democratic transition factory

Involving citizens in Europe's energy transition

In this study, we identified cities with pioneering participatory initiatives. The objective is to highlight innovative practices to understand the evolution of the role of cities and the modifications of the dynamics between players. Similarly, we seek to understand what implications these new practices have for energy transition policies and what lessons can be learned from them.

mPOWER

mPOWER

Municipal action, public engagement: routes to local energy ownership

mPOWER

When it comes to managing the energy transition the need for municipally-owned energy has never been clearer. In recent years we have seen some successes of local energy ownership. However, the sharing of these experiences has been limited, and they have tended to remain local and specific.