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Monday 18 March 2019

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation
By Béatrice Karas | 172 visits
Since 2014, the mayor of Grenoble and his team have been working on transforming the city into a true “transition city”, in the most democratic way possible. Grenoble works as an urban laboratory and is implementing a slew of initiatives related to democratic transition.
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Tuesday 12 March 2019

Climate change is everyone’s business!
By Sara Giovannini | 362 visits
Climate change is not news…we have known since the ‘80s and our governments have been discussing it for a very long time. But despite the Kyoto protocol in the ’90s and the Paris Agreement in 2015, countries have been not doing enough to protect our health and the planet’s.
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vendredi 8 mars 2019

Policy brief : Make the EU Greta’gain
By Claire Roumet | 291 visits
Claire Roumet, executive director of Energy Cities
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Thursday 7 March 2019

The city of Bottrop is transitioning from a coal and steel city into an innovation hub
By Tatjana Veith | 363 visits
LESSONS LEARNT December 21st, 2018, Bottrop, Germany: An era comes to an end, with the extraction of the last piece of coal from the Prosper coal mine – active for more than 150 years and one of Germany´s last hard coal mine.
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jeudi 28 février 2019

EU elections manifesto
By Adrian Hiel | 599 visits
Our demands to future EU leaders - out now !
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Tuesday 26 February 2019

GET INVOLVED! What is your role in advancing the energy transition ?
By Tatjana Veith | 449 visits
REN 21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st century, will publish the first-ever renewables in cities global status report during Energy Cities annual conference at the 2019 ICCA. In order to showcase the recent developments of renewable energy in cities and the role played by local authorities in advancing the energy transition, we need your help.
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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Solar panel rental: Lorient offers an innovative financing model
By Béatrice Karas | 494 visits
The City of Lorient and Oncimé have achieved great success with a ground-breaking solar panel rental system.
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Friday 22 February 2019

2018 Activities Report is out now
By Adrian Hiel | 447 visits
2018 will go down as a foundational year in delivering a local energy transition. Here at Energy Cities we’ve been working to strengthen the role of cities and their skills in the field of sustainable energy, representing cities’ interests at the EU level and promoting the incredible and inspiring expertise of our member cities.
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Monday 18 February 2019

San Sebastiàn’s 2050 roadmap shows need for sweeping governance changes
By Tatjana Veith | 485 visits
With their “Plan de Acción Klima 2050 de Donostia / San Sebastián” that the Basque city of San Sebastián has published last year in order to become carbon neutral by 2050, the city demonstrates that the energy transition based on a decentralised and dynamic system requires a change in governance. Policies, budgets, measures and administrative bodies – all need to be aligned and climate- mainstreamed.
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vendredi 15 février 2019

Franco-German Energy Transition Week : Local authorities and national leaders commit to the Energy Transition
By Charlotte Le Delliou | 531 visits , By Bénédicte Weber | 531 visits
The inaugural Franco-German Energy Transition Week (January 17th to 27th) was a rousing success combining action at the highest levels of government with a huge array of activities at the local level.
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Thursday 14 February 2019

New LIFE PlanUp project shines a light on EU National Energy and Climate Plans
By David Donnerer | 546 visits
National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP) are the new framework in which EU Member Stateswill have to design their Paris-proof energy and climate transition by 2030.
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Thursday 14 February 2019

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy
By Sara Giovannini | 637 visits
A new booklet published by Friends of the Earth, in collaboration with Greenpeace, Rescoop and Energy Cities (all members of the Community Energy Coalition) explains what the EU’s new renewable energy legislation means and how it can help to remove barriers to community and citizen renewable energy.
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Tuesday 12 February 2019

Remunicipalisation of the local energy supply: register to our workshop in Ettlingen!
By Blandine Pidoux | 478 visits
Inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe, an increasing number of local authorities are expanding their role, no longer simply acting as planning authorities but becoming operational stakeholders and driving forces for the local energy transition. New integrated municipal companies are increasingly being set up.
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Monday 11 February 2019

The youth revolution
By Claire Roumet | 417 visits
Executive Director
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Wednesday 6 February 2019

A district of Pamplona reduces citizens’ energy bills by €560/year
By Floriane Cappelletti | 610 visits
Recent leaflet by the Covenant of Mayors - Europe offers examples of cities and regions alleviating energy poverty. In the Spanish Region of Navarra, citizens' energy bills have been reduced by €560/year on average.
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vendredi 1er février 2019

My first time at the Assises !
By Béatrice Karas | 80 visits
Energy Cities has been taking part in the “Assises Européennes de la Transition Energétique” for 20 years. But for me, this year was the first time I had attended this local authority flagship conference on the energy transition. Feedback :
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Thursday 31 January 2019

Solarclick collaboration keeps local energy transition turning in Brussels
By Adrian Hiel | 493 visits
What is the most daunting thing about the shared energy transition currently underway? It may be the exponential rate at which it needs to scale up to meet the Paris Agreement’s targets to avoid catastrophic climate change.
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lundi 28 janvier 2019

Last chance to join our P2P learning cycles on innovative financing !
By Blandine Pidoux | 588 visits
The 3rd and last call for applications for H2020 PROSPECT was launched on January 16th. Visit the project website and don't miss this last opportunity to join our peer-learning community that already gathers more than 100 participant cities, regions and energy agencies from 24 countries !
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Friday 18 January 2019

Policy brief: "To change everything it takes everyone"
By Claire Roumet | 664 visits
by Claire Roumet, Executive director of Energy Cities
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Thursday 17 January 2019

Two new publications out!
By Béatrice Karas | 640 visits
Two publications to help you make your budget climate-friendly and support citizen participation!
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