This report has verified to which extent the key role of local authorities was better reflected in the final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), compared to the draft NECPs in 2019. We also provide recommendations on how EU countries should improve the acknowledgment of local authorities’ key role in their NECPs, in particular when updating their plans in 2023/24.
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.
At present, many local governments in Europe are eager to support their citizens in getting renewable energy projects off the ground or in taking a […]
The ‘URBACT Zero Carbon Cities project’, is led by Manchester. Seven european cities are involved in this projetct : Bistrita (RO) Frankfurt am Main (DE) […]