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  Investing in solar energy: follow the unusual example of a Belgian cooperative
16 July 2018 - 09:35, by Béatrice Karas | 106 visits
It is a first in Belgium! At a time when citizens’ initiatives are mushrooming across Europe , in Mouscron the community energy cooperative COOPEM was launched …. by the municipality!
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  Joint contribution: Models of local energy ownership and the role of local energy communities in energy transition in Europe
12 July 2018 - 15:23, by Sara Giovannini | 177 visits
At the request of the upcoming Austrian presidency of the European Council, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on models of local energy ownership and the role of local energy communities in energy transition in Europe. Energy Cities prepared a joint contribution together with ResCoop.EU, the European (...)
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  Community voices in Luzy: village of the future, mates of the future
11 July 2018 - 10:34, by Béatrice Karas | 152 visits
I am part of the facilitation team supporting POTEs (Ordinary Energy Transition Pioneers) at Energy Cities. POTEs are every-day-life innovators and visionaries working in areas related to the energy transition that Energy Cities, the Bourgogne Franche-Comté Region and ADEME, the French national energy conservation and environment (...)
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  Road to a replication strategy in our follower cities: Intensive Lab Session in Santiago de Compostela
4 July 2018 - 07:51, by Francisco Gonçalves | 283 visits
On the 5th and 6th June, the city of Santiago de Compostela organised the first Intensive Lab Session, within the project Smarter Together.
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  Policy brief: Claude Turmes pulling off another magic trick
2 July 2018 - 09:33, by Claire Roumet | 283 visits
In the middle of the night of 19th to 20th June, a final agreement between the Council, the Parliament and the European Commission was reached on the “Governance of the Energy Union” Directive, in the wake of the Renewable Energy (14th June) and Energy Efficiency (19th June) Directives . We are now on the home stretch: just the (...)
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  Richness of ideas vs. fuel poverty : policy initiatives to make energy affordable for all
28 juin 2018 - 10:30, par Sara Giovannini | 384 visits
At the beginning of June, the city of Cadiz was awarded with the Transformative City award for its action plan against energy poverty. The plan was developed by a group of unemployed citizens, who previously had been trained as energy advisers and given an eight-month contract by the city council. With one stone, Cadiz killed not two (...)
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  Better data can grant cities more ownership
26 June 2018 - 16:31, by Martin Freire | 830 visits
Marseille’s eco-district of Îlot Allar uses seawater for heating and cooling through a new private initiative: Massileo. This renewable technology is likely to expand in the coming years, but what does this mean for public ownership of the energy systems?
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  Mentoring activities in innovative financing: Why not you?
25 June 2018 - 19:16, by Blandine Pidoux | 427 visits
Your city or region has ambitious energy and climate objectives and your local strategies and action plans are ready. Moreover, you have already managed to secure financing for your projects, mobilising other financial sources than your local budget. You have also implemented innovative financing schemes that mobilise citizens, local (...)
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Events to come
Rencontres des villes du transport gratuit - Cities Meeting on Free Public Transport
From 3 to 4 September

Behave 2018 conference
From 5 to 7 September

Conférence sur les territoires pionniers de la transition énergétique en France et en Allemagne
From 5 to 6 September

"Dealing with the past & Planning for the future - turning urban brownfields into possibilities" Baltic Urban Lab final conference
From 6 to 7 September

URBACT City Festival
From 13 to 14 September

CIVITAS Annual Conference
From 19 to 21 September

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