28 Feb

PROSPECT+ replication webinar on innovative financing

There are many innovative financing instruments public authorities can use to speed up their energy transition. Because choosing the right option may be challenging at […]

10 Apr - 11 Apr

Arnhem, Netherlands

Energy communities workshop

On the 10th and 11th of April 2024, a workshop on energy communities will be held in the city of Arnhem, The Netherlands. The event, […]

07 May - 08 May

Rijeka, Croatia

Fossil-free heating and cooling workshop

On the 7th and 8th of May 2024, a workshop on fossil-free heating and cooling will be held in the city of Rijeka, Croatia. The […]

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 […]

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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.
Interviews
“Now we have a great chance to take over a part of the world, where we used to be slaves.”

31/01/2024

When Michal Svoboda talks to Mayors about new eneergy practices he demonstrates both, endurance and creativity. This Czechman who used to work for the leading big energy company is now a fervent advocate of local renewable energy. Michal is an energy consultant and involved in several municipal networks. He also participated in the recent creation of the very first Czech Union for energy communities.
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Learn on innovative financing for your local energy & climate projects!

Learn on innovative financing for your local energy & climate projects!

PROSPECT+, capacity building for cities & regions, launches its final call!

31/01/2024

Since 2017, Energy Cities is a partner in the PROSPECT+ capacity-building programme on innovative financing, which has already empowered over 300 participants, equipping them with […]
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What’s EUp? A busy end of 2023 for the EU institutions

What’s EUp? A busy end of 2023 for the EU institutions

The latest EU policy updates your city should be aware of

16/01/2024

The end of 2023 was an incredibly busy period for the European institutions…and for Energy Cities policy team! Discover the most recent legislative developments of […]
Publications
Power Purchase Agreements – How can cities make the most of them?

Power Purchase Agreements – How can cities make the most of them?

A short briefing for municipalities who want to learn more about long term contracts for renewable energy

15/01/2024

A power purchase agreement (PPA) is a contract used by a purchasing entity to procure electricity from a project developer. This contract specifies the volume […]
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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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How can a city bring vulnerable people closer to renewable energy ?

How can a city bring vulnerable people closer to renewable energy ?

City of Eeklo wins European Social innovation Award for its social cooperative shares scheme

20/11/2023

We are really proud that the fantastic work against energy poverty carried out by our partners in the Belgian city of Eeklo has been recognised: Eeklo is one of 3 winners of the European Social Innovation Award! Eeklo's scheme, which has been developed and launched in the framework of the POWER UP project, will enable low-income households to become members of the energy cooperative Ecopower. How?
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Lasting renewable and fair solutions

Lasting renewable and fair solutions

Mapping invisible people and unknown spaces at our Annual Conference in Modena

10/11/2023

Andria was our place to discuss the challenges of bringing (renewable) energy access and energy justice to all. We went all the way long from public assets to people-powered-energy, including those in vulnerable situations.
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Welcome Cascais to Energy Cities’ network!

Welcome Cascais to Energy Cities’ network!

We look forward to working with Ambiente Cascais on carbon neutrality and innovation projects

08/11/2023

Energy Cities is glad to welcome a new member: Ambiente Cascais! Cascais is a charming coastal town located on the western coast of Portugal, near […]

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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

SHAPE-EU

SHAPE-EU

European Affordable Housing Consortium: Sustainable Housing for Social Impact
SHAPE-EU

The European Union has embarked on a challenging journey towards carbon neutrality. A promising approach is district renovation. Renovation at district scale reduces CO2 emissions […]

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 […]