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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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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Introducing the obligation for heating and cooling planning with appropriate support for municipalities 

17/06/2022

The European Commission proposed in the recast Energy Efficiency Directive to make heating and cooling plans mandatory for municipalities above a threshold of 50 000 inhabitants. […]
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Radical honesty

Radical honesty

Policy op-ed

17/06/2022

It is the last of the ‘soft’ instruments put forward by Donella and Denis Meadows in the revised version of their 2004 ‘Limits to growth’ […]
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Accelerate smart city innovation in local governance and financing: Get a grant thanks to Scalable Cities!

Accelerate smart city innovation in local governance and financing: Get a grant thanks to Scalable Cities!

The EU's Scalable Cities initiative has opened its first call for applications to get an Action Grant.

13/06/2022

The Scalable Cities Action Grant is a financial tool to support the replication of measures already successfully tested in Smart Cities and Community projects. It […]
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A series of webinars for cities to create their own paths to climate neutrality

A series of webinars for cities to create their own paths to climate neutrality

Join our thematic hub webinars to discover how your city can make climate neutrality a reality!

03/06/2022

This summer, we are showing you how Energy Cities’ Hubs practically equip you with tools and methodologies, policy insights, networking and funding opportunities for building your […]
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Why should you join the “Resource-wise & socially just local economies” Hub?   

01/06/2022

We cannot continue to aim, at once, for growth and reduce CO2 emissions and resource consumption. We need to rethink what we mean by “prosperity” […]

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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