12 Sep

Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub – Launch of the Technical Assistance Programme

The Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub (RECAH) wil officially launch a programme of direct technical assistance to rural energy communities. The event will explain the […]

22 Sep - 26 Sep

Parco Dora, Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2022

Terra Madre-Salone del Gusto, since 1996, gathers thousands of people (small scale producers, cooks, civil society organisations, local, regional and national governments representatives, youth organisations, activists […]

#EUSEW: Repowering Europe by empowering energy communities: a perspective on digital and social innovation

Achieving the objectives of REPowerEU as an answer to the current high energy prices and geopolitical context will require both technological and digital solutions, and […]

28 Sep - 29 Sep

European Research & Innovation Days

This year’s European Research and Innovation Days gives you the opportunity to discuss and shape new solutions to strengthen Europe’s resilience and its strategic autonomy. […]

28 Sep

Boosting Energy Communities in the EU

If the EU is going to achieve its ambitious climate objectives, then we will need to massively increase our use of renewable forms of energy. […]

29 Sep

#EUSEW: Stronger together: community-based renewable energy projects for a just and green transition

The European Sustainable Energy Week will take place soon! Bioenergy Europe, Energy Cities and Solar Heat Europe therefore invite you to our joint session on […]

#EUSEW: Local solutions to the energy crisis: empowering citizens through renewable energy communities

Achieving the objectives of the Fit for 55 package and the RePowerEU initiative will require a tremendous mobilisation of all actors in the energy sector, […]

27 Oct - 28 Oct

Valencia, Spain

TOMORROW Final Event

SAVE THE DATE for TOMORROW’s Final Event on 27-28 of October in Valencia. As part of a bigger event on Climate Neutral Valencia organised by […]

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“Imagine the city we want”

26/07/2022

Op-ed by Sandra Vlašić, UNDP Wordsmith The UN-Habitat World Urban Forum, that recently took place in the Polish city of Katowice, has concluded on showing […]
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The SHARED GREEN DEAL project begins work on people-centered climate neutrality by 2050 

25/07/2022

Energy Cities is a partner in the new SHARED GREEN DEAL project that will use innovative social experiments to support the objectives of the European Green Deal, involving local communities across Europe. The project has received five million euros from the European Union’s Innovation Programme Horizon 2020.
Interviews
Balancing unjust power relations through energy communities

Balancing unjust power relations through energy communities

Interview with Katharina Habersbrunner, Head of sustainable energy and climate solutions at WECF

20/07/2022

More and more people build relationships with each other, as a community, to drive energy projects. For this episode we wanted to know what it needs to spark such initiatives, how we can bring more women into it and what all this has to do with taking risks.
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Why did we, as local elected representatives, sign the #LocalStaff4Climate manifesto? 

12/07/2022

Cities do not lack climate ambition, but they lack human resources. This is the message of Philippe Guelpa-Bonaro Vice-President of the Metropolis of Lyon (France), […]
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Making cities climate-proof starts with investing in people
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Why new forms of local governance for energy and climate action?

05/07/2022

To succeed in climate neutrality, we need to accelerate the pace of implementation. The required technologies are mostly there. We see that the bottleneck lies […]
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A technical assistance programme to boost energy communities’ activities across Europe

A technical assistance programme to boost energy communities’ activities across Europe

The EU's Energy Communities Repository has opened a call for technical assistance. Any energy community project, regardless of their development stage, can apply!

04/07/2022

Energy communities find themselves at very different stages of development. Some are informal groups that have just started thinking about setting up an energy community, […]
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Focusing on community in uncertain times: the story of two cities teaming up with energy cooperatives

30/06/2022

It’s one thing for a group of citizens to launch their own renewables initiative – and quite many do so. But it’s pretty different to do this with the support of a local government that is serious about local renewable energy.  The most foresighted local and regional authorities look at renewable energy through the community lense. Krizevci in Croatia and Eeklo in Belgium do share that mindset.
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Shaping local governance to achieve climate neutrality

Shaping local governance to achieve climate neutrality

Set up local processes and partnerships that will facilitate your city's transition to climate neutrality!

23/06/2022

Cities that want to become climate neutral face a delicate challenge. Invisible at first sight, it is nonetheless a key success factor: local governance! How […]
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What emergency energy saving measures should my city take? 

What emergency energy saving measures should my city take? 

3 experts came together to discuss energy frugality

22/06/2022

Meet the leading experts that pioneered local initiatives to withstand the weaponization of energy supply from Russia. In a recent webinar they have shared how they have been able to simultaneously address the geopolitical crisis and the climate emergency, by devising energy saving practices applicable in urban environments. 

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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 […]

Balkan Solar Roofs

Balkan Solar Roofs

Campaigning and training for the production of community-owned energy in the Balkans
Balkan Solar Roofs

This ambitious project will empower three city administrations to enable and inspire 500 new solar roof installations by 2024. The three participating cities are Poreč […]

EUCityCalc

EUCityCalc

European City Calculator: Prospective modelling tool supporting public authorities in reaching climate neutrality
EUCityCalc

Meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and ensuring that Europe becomes the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, requires European cities to be in the […]

POWER UP

POWER UP

The catalyst for social innovation in the energy market
POWER UP

This project will help furthering the knowledge around the entrepreneurial opportunities and social benefits of a local energy market