European City Facility opens second call with even more resources for cities

Get financial and technical support for your local sustainable energy investment plans!

The infinite energy …of people

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Helsinki Energy Challenge outcomes: an artificial island, salt and a HIVE will help decarbonise heating

Key lessons include involving citizens, market forces and combining existing technology with local resources

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Community energy from scratch

Voices from the ECF collaboration lab

2020 was a tough year and never before has the need for local resilience and solidarity been stronger. One extraordinary means for increasing solidarity while […]

Sara Capuzzo and Claudia Carani

It’s all in the mix…of consumers.

Claudia Carani (AESS) and Sara Capuzzo (enostra)

We have interviewed two amazing women and we have talked with them about the right political triggers for renewables in Italy, about the place of […]

Javier Zardoya and Juan Eguidazu

“There is a kind of movement that cannot be stopped.”

Juan Eguidazu (E+P Cooperativa) and Javier Zardoya Pamplona (Municipal Energy Agency of Pamplona)

Since almost 20 years the region of Navarra in the North of Spain pioneers with wind and more and more with solar energy. Now, building […]

One-Stop-Shop for energy home renovation
Aradippou - Cyprus

One-Stop-Shop for energy home renovation

Involving and rewarding citizens

Innovative energy solutions for subsidized housing
Vienna - Austria

Innovative energy solutions for subsidized housing

A developpers competition for energy efficient timber buildings

Crowd investing for solar roofs in Križevci
Križevci - Croatia

Crowd investing for solar roofs in Križevci

Finance your sustainable and climate action:   Experience from 195 public authorities in your hands for learning and replication

Finance your sustainable and climate action: Experience from 195 public authorities in your hands for learning and replication

A comprehensive guide

Innovative financing is often an option for local energy and climate projects, but cities and regions need to know better how to activate and use […]

Success Stories from PROSPECT

Success Stories from PROSPECT

Over the past months, almost 200 local/regional authorities and agencies got to exchange and learn about innovative mechanisms to finance their sustainable energy and climate […]

Investment needs for the local energy transition

Investment needs for the local energy transition

The case of five european cities: Ghent, Frederikshavn, Bordeaux-Métropole, Sevilla and Tallinn

This publication is relying on five examples of European cities,that are frontrunners in the local energy transition and which have put a number on their investment needs by 2050 in order to succeed in their transition. Through our case studies of the cities Ghent, Frederikshavn, Bordeaux-Métropole, Sevilla and Tallinn, all signatories of the Covenant of Mayors-Europe initiative, we have identified the local investment needs for the energy transition in different geographical, socio-economic and sectorial circumstances.

Renewable energy partnerships

Renewable energy partnerships

Renewable community energy engagement

Renewable energy partnerships

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 […]

Renewables Networking Platform

Renewables Networking Platform

Cities and regions on the 100% renewables road

Renewables Networking Platform

If we want to increase the number of renewable projects in Europe, we need to set up the right policy frameworks and to connect the right actors (policy-makers, citizens, companies, NGOs…) with each other. This is, what the Renewable Networking Platform project aims at, while monitoring the advances in renewable policies both at national and sub-national levels.

PROSPECT

PROSPECT

Peer-powered cities and regions

PROSPECT

The overall aim of PROSPECT is to enable peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy plans.

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