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2019 EU elections - Our Manifesto! 2019 EU elections - Our Manifesto!

Our demands to future EU leaders
The Energy Cities manifesto will be delivered to incoming MEPs after the May election with a series of demands on both a short timescale and a longer timescale.
These demands are ambitious but will deliver the changes cities and citizens need to develop sustainably.
Time is short. But the window for decisive action on climate change is still open. We need brave and bold EU leaders to heed our call and deliver a shared energy transition.



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Public consultation on the European Investment Bank Energy Lending Policy: Energy Cities’ response - March 2019 Public consultation on the European Investment Bank Energy Lending Policy: Energy Cities’ response - March 2019

In view of the public consultation on the future energy lending policy of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Energy Cities shares its recommendations to ensure that the EIB divests from fossil fuels and invests instead in the Paris-proof energy transition.



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Summary of main findings in good practices in energy and climate governance in EU Member States - January 2019 Summary of main findings in good practices in energy and climate governance in EU Member States - January 2019

In order to strengthen climate and energy governance processes in the EU through an increased coordination and cooperation between local and national authorities, Energy Cities has analyzed through the LIFE PlanUp project what constitutes a good practice in energy and climate governance, based on examples from 7 EU countries. The aim is to support national policymakers in the EU in the development and implementation of their Multilevel climate and energy dialogues in the framework of their 2030 national energy and climate plans .



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Recommendations for an Effective and Inclusive Clean Energy Transition Sub-Programme within LIFE 2021-2027 - December 2018 Recommendations for an Effective and Inclusive Clean Energy Transition Sub-Programme within LIFE 2021-2027 - December 2018

Cities, Regions and their Energy Agencies are striving to accelerate their energy and environmental transition that is a driving force for innovation, job creation, growth, social inclusion and overall territorial development. Within the context of the proposed changes within the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027, and specifically the creation of a LIFE subprogramme on the Clean Energy Transition, the European Networks FEDARENE, EUROCITIES, Energy Cities and Climate Alliance carefully considered the opportunities that these changes present to local/regional authorities and their energy agencies.



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Recommandations for the vote in ENVI Committee on the proposal for a regulation establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate action (LIFE) - November 2018 Recommandations for the vote in ENVI Committee on the proposal for a regulation establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate action (LIFE) - November 2018

In view of the Environment Committee vote on the European Commission’s proposal on the LIFE Programme for 2021–2027, EUROCITIES, FEDARENE, Energy Cities, CEMR, Climate Alliance and ICLEI would like to request your support for the provisions highlighted below.



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Towards an EU budget that will serve to achieve Europe’s climate objectives - October 2018 Towards an EU budget that will serve to achieve Europe’s climate objectives - October 2018

Open Letter to Ministers ahead of General Affairs Council of 16 October 2018 by 101 businesses, civil society, local authorities, think tanks and other organisations on the Multi-Annual Financial Framework



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The new energy market design: how the EU can support energy communities and citizens to participate in the energy transition - August 2018 The new energy market design: how the EU can support energy communities and citizens to participate in the energy transition - August 2018

The EU is poised to set an unprecedented standard by formalizing the role of citizens and communities in Europe’s energy transition. By 2050, almost half of all EU households could be involved in producing renewable energy, about 37% of which could come through involvement in an energy community.1 However, the market design initiative must set strong rules to acknowledge, enable and provide rights to citizens that want to be active customers or participate in energy communities.



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Energy Cities and REScoop.eu answer to the Committee of the Regions’ Stakeholders consultation: Energy Cities and REScoop.eu answer to the Committee of the Regions’ Stakeholders consultation: "Models of local energy ownership" - 10 July 2018


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Building on local climate and energy experience in Energy Union Governance - Joint letter, 21 March 2018 Building on local climate and energy experience in Energy Union Governance - Joint letter, 21 March 2018

European and national leaders would greatly benefit from building on the steady ambition of local actors to deliver Energy Union objectives.
CEMR, Climate Alliance, Energy Cities, EUROCITIES and ICLEI, representing thousands of local governments throughout the EU, as well as think tank E3G, wholeheartedly support the European Parliament proposals on this topic.



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What Europe’s local leaders would like to see in the EU 2021-2027 budget to support energy transition - Position paper 22.02.2018 What Europe’s local leaders would like to see in the EU 2021-2027 budget to support energy transition - Position paper 22.02.2018

The EU is soon expected to draft the outline of its next budget – the 2021-2027 Multi-Annual Financial Framework – in a context where its unity and stability have been shaken by the Brexit and are further put into question by regional tensions within its member states, with the recent example of the Catalonian crisis. Making Europe more united, but also stronger and more democratic, as per President Juncker’s recent commitment, is thus becoming a pressing challenge which should guide the orientations of the future budget.



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An EU budget to make energy citizens a reality An EU budget to make energy citizens a reality

This paper sketches a creative policy vision for how the next MFF could best unlock innovative financing and address specific barriers faced by energy citizens and community power projects wishing to invest in their own small scale RES projects. The solutions advocated in this paper involve two pillars. The first is the creation of an Energy Citizens Facility, or targeted financing programme involving the pooling of a set aside across several existing funds within the MFF, and creating an EU enabling framework to unlock innovative financing, in a geographically equitable way across the Union. The second pillar involves crafting both new ex-ante conditionalities, and new incentive structures within the MFF, to encourage the identification and removal of regulatory, and administrative barriers hindering small scale RES deployment at national level.



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Cities at the forefront of climate action : ACHIEVING THE PARIS CLIMATE GOALS THROUGH THE EFFORT SHARING REGULATION - Policy Briefing, October 2017 Cities at the forefront of climate action : ACHIEVING THE PARIS CLIMATE GOALS THROUGH THE EFFORT SHARING REGULATION - Policy Briefing, October 2017

The contribution of cities and regions in reaching the European climate and energy targets is already significant. Yet, much more is possible with an enabling, stable and ambitious policy framework and effective access to financing. A strong Effort Sharing Regulation - without loopholes - can support and incentivise the uptake, replication and upscaling of local climate and energy actions. Creating the right conditions to enable climate efforts to propel will moreover lead to numerous co-benefits and a better quality of life for the millions of urban residents.



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Local State of the Energy Union Local State of the Energy Union

The Energy Union must be an opportunity to accelerate the energy transition and define the roles, rights and responsibilities of the new actors who are its main protagonists. Energy Cities makes recommendations to European decision-makers to support this local momentum through the five pillars of the Energy Union: # 1 decarbonisation, # 2 energy security, # 3 internal market, # 4 energy efficiency and # 5 research and development innovation.



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Open letter to the Energy Union cluster of Commissioners about Energy Market Design - 3 November 2016 Open letter to the Energy Union cluster of Commissioners about Energy Market Design - 3 November 2016

Energy Cities and other organisations committed to a sustainable energy transition urge the EU Commission to seize the opportunity to deliver an ambitious reform of EU energy markets and put the EU on a course to a brighter, cleaner future.



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From pipe dreams to local means! Call for a new governance of the Energy Union - June 2016 From pipe dreams to local means! Call for a new governance of the Energy Union - June 2016

The governance of the grand Energy Union project is the framework through which Member States will be expected to report on the achievement of the 2030 climate and energy targets as well as associated policy design. What role will and should be given to local authorities within this context? Can we still rely on old decision-making architectures when while moving to the future, decentralised energy system? In this publication, Energy Cities provides some possible guidance and orientations on how to revisit the governance framework based on a "think local first" approach.



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Joint Position Paper: Heating and Cooling Strategy Joint Position Paper: Heating and Cooling Strategy

Energy Cities joins forces with industry associations representing the geothermal, solar thermal, heat pump, biomass, biogas, and district heating and cooling sectors to require structural reforms in EU climate and energy legislation, taking full account of the EU Heating and Cooling Strategy



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Energy Cities’ Response to the New Energy Market Design Consultation - October 2015 Energy Cities’ Response to the New Energy Market Design Consultation - October 2015

Energy Cities welcomes the Commission’s initiative to launch a public consultation process on a new energy market design, notably as it aims at establishing a market that can fully integrate the increasing share of local renewable energy. A new market design that puts local renewable energy at its core will reduce costs, guarantee security of supply and foster innovation, sustainability and economic growth. [...]



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