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.

National Energy and Climate Plans fail to acknowledge cities’ leading role in the European energy transition

National Energy and Climate Plans fail to acknowledge cities’ leading role in the European energy transition

This report intends to present the results of an analysis led in order to determine to which extent European cities were involved in the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) drafting process and local energy and climate actions are taken into consideration by Member States in their NECPs.

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy

How the EU legislation can help to remove barriers to community and citizen renewable energy?

Community energy production in Europe has huge potential. A recent study found that half of EU citizens – including local communities, schools and hospitals – could be producing their own renewable electricity by 2050, meeting 45% of their energy demand.1 Now, building on new EU community and citizen energy rights, the potential must be fully unleashed, to put Europe on the path to the needed energy transformation.

P.O.T.E.s – Ordinary Energy Transition Pioneers

The POTEs concept emerged simultaneously in two French regions – Franche-Comté and Bourgogne – in 2013 during the national debate on the energy transition, following […]

LIFE PlanUp

LIFE PlanUp

For strong and inclusive energy & climate plans

LIFE PlanUp

Engaging national, regional and local partners, the LIFE PlanUp project focuses on five EU Member States: Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania and Hungary. PlanUp closely tracks the […]

ENGAGE

ENGAGE

... and achieve your city's energy & climate objectives

ENGAGE

Having signed the Covenant, Mayors commit to “mobilise the civil society in (our) geographical areas to take part in developing the Action Plan”.ENGAGE is all about encouraging individuals to play their part!