10 Sep - 12 Sep

Kursaal - Palais des Congrès de Dunkerque, Place du Casino, Dunkirk, France

The European Energy Transition Conference

Due to the climate emergency, the European Union and several political entities have included in their legislation an objective of carbon neutrality by 2050. Because […]

18 Sep

 Supporting the development of energy communities: which role for local and regional energy agencies?

Are you a local or regional agency/organisation willing to support energy communities? On September 18th, from 11 to 12, join us online to get an […]

07 Oct

Shaping the energy transition, together!

Are you interested in discovering the learnings from starting community energy projects, getting access to a comprehensive toolbox and exchange with experts on the topic […]

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Green Deal 5 Years Later: Where do we stand?

Green Deal 5 Years Later: Where do we stand?

Energy Cities' and Eurocities' webinar to take stock of the initiative and discuss what it implies for cities

10/06/2024

In 2019, the European Commission launched its flagship initiative, the European Green Deal, to make the EU the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and transform […]
Interviews
Inside an emerging heat community

Inside an emerging heat community

Interview with Olaf Heinen, 50 Tinten Groen Assendorp

06/06/2024

This is the story of humans who find common ground in the heat transition. It’s a wonderful example and it gives hope in times where […]
News
Why sufficiency should be at the heart of the next European strategic agenda

Why sufficiency should be at the heart of the next European strategic agenda

From resilience to competitiveness, here are 5 reasons why sufficiency measures are more needed than ever

03/06/2024

So far, the EU institutions tried to overcome several crisis without seriously considering a critical lever at its disposal: managing Europe’s resource use. Faced with […]
Interviews
Inclusive power: Changing how we think about cities and energy access

16/05/2024

Some say the energy transition is a great opportunity to create a more equal society. Others are more pessimistic and predict that the transition will […]
News
Energy Cities joins new Cool Heating Coalition

Energy Cities joins new Cool Heating Coalition

Energy Cities joins forces to make sustainable, renewable, and affordable heating and cooling a reality across the EU. 

13/05/2024

Decarbonising heating and cooling is an essential part of the transition to a low-carbon built environment. Yet according to Eurostat data, in 2021 renewables made […]
News
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.
Advocacy
Driving the transition: Community Power in National Energy and Climate Plans

Driving the transition: Community Power in National Energy and Climate Plans

Who is the front runner? Who is lagging behind? Find out in this new briefing!

17/04/2024

The European Community Power Coalition has undertaken the effort to assess the (draft) revised National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), which are comprehensive strategies for Member States to contribute to the EU’s Climate ambition.
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.
News
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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ENERCOM Facility

The EU Energy Communities Facility
ENERCOM Facility

The EU ECF will be designed to provide direct support to energy communities that are compliant with the definition of “Renewable Energy Community” or “Citizen […]

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 […]

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