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A warm welcome to Verona, Poti, Liepaja, Grand Paris Grand Est and VVSG

A warm welcome to Verona, Poti, Liepaja, Grand Paris Grand Est and VVSG

We are delighted to welcome 5 new members to the network

07/05/2024

3 cities: Liepaja, Poti and Verona, a metropolitan urban community: Grand Paris Grand Est and an association of cities: VVSG – Association of Flemish Cities […]
Interviews
Municipal procurement for energy communities

23/04/2024

The Head of Innovation at the Spanish cooperative Grupo Enercoop explains how bidding processes can pave the way for energy communities.  In our conversation, Efren Guillo Sansano takes the example of Crevillent, a Spanish municipality close to Alicante.
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Citizens’ panel: an intense democratic experience

16/04/2024

In good Brussels lingo, we speak of the “Energy efficiency first principle“. This must be applied in all policies so that “only the energy that […]
Interviews
Energy communities are changing the mindset and could trigger a rural revival

05/03/2024

Carlo has 16 years of experience in distributed renewable energy systems in Europe and in developing countries. He shares some of that experience in this episode, with a special focus on the incredible power of energy communities. I particularly enjoyed listening to him when he talked about the potential of a rural revival.
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Forget Tinder, use The Tool:  First ever asset match-making tool for cities and citizens out now

Forget Tinder, use The Tool: First ever asset match-making tool for cities and citizens out now

Centrepiece of the brand-new accreditation scheme for municipalities

14/02/2024

The search for the one and only, the life-long partner, can be long and difficult. But why not having several ones and meeting them online? Don’t get us wrong: we’re talking about city-citizen partnerships. Now, there’s the LIFE LOOP matchmaking tool that can spark new connections and collaborations between municipalities and community groups.
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One city, one vision: the collective effort behind Valencia’s mission

One city, one vision: the collective effort behind Valencia’s mission

The recognition of Valencia as European Green Capital 2024 acknowledges years of efforts mobilising everyone around a common vision for the city’s future

23/01/2024

At the heart of Valencia’s recent achievements are two things: first, a clearly defined vision and pathway of how to get there; second, successful and widespread mobilisation around this vision, both in its definition and implementation.
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How the city of Leuven is rallying its forces for climate neutrality

How the city of Leuven is rallying its forces for climate neutrality

Leuven is developing partnerships to achieve climate neutrality in 2050

15/01/2024

We have a new President! First of all, Energy Cities is proud to be presided over by the city of Leuven, which has been engaged […]
Publications
Inclusivity guide for energy communities

Inclusivity guide for energy communities

Bring a diversity of perspectives, profiles and ideas to your community energy project!

15/01/2024

Many community energy initiatives are struggling (for different reasons) to become more accessible to a broader segment of society. This guide will help you include […]
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Why are local governments key to community energy?

11/01/2024

There are so many ways through which local governments can support and kick-off energy communities. From Bulgaria to Belgium, city leaders demonstrate what is possible. This article sums up some of the great options!
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No more advertising boards in public spaces…

No more advertising boards in public spaces…

And other tangible targets to cultivate climate consciousness among your city’s residents

14/11/2023

Find inspiration from a list of tangible targets for your city related to awareness-raising and prevention, inspired by citizens’ assemblies, local pacts and other projects across Europe.

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LIFE LOOP – Accreditation scheme page

Community energy accreditation scheme
LIFE LOOP – Accreditation scheme page

The LIFE LOOP community energy accreditation is Europe’s first scheme that acknowledges municipalities demonstrating foresightedness in energy community matters. It is free of charge for […]

FEEL

FEEL

Frugal cities through Energy Efficiency and Low-tech communities
FEEL

How can you do more with less? European public authorities have to meet increasing demands, but with less money. Thinking bigger, the problem is also […]

SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE EU

Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence
SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE is a Horizon Europe project representing the cross-European Centre of Research Excellence for Climate-Energy-Mobility Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH). The project will engage […]

LIFE LOOP – Local Ownership Of Power

LIFE LOOP – Local Ownership Of Power

We support cities and citizens in creating their energy community.
LIFE LOOP – Local Ownership Of Power

Developing support mechanisms for energy communities and citizen-led initiatives in sustainable energy