Cities learning for fair, clean & democratic energy

When it comes to managing the energy transition the need for municipal level innovation has never been clearer. In recent years we have seen some successes, where innovative ideas have led to more equitable, just and democratic energy policies. However, the sharing of these ideas has been limited, and they have tended to remain local and specific. To achieve large scale, replicable success we need a coordinated and integrated approach for collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Enter: mPOWER

The mPOWER project and consortium are funded by the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation programme and involves seven partner organizations. The project started in May 2018 and will last four years.

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Amsterdam empowers citizens to co-create a sustainable city of the future

The municipality of Amsterdam is looking for new ways to incorporate direct democracy into its fight to cut carbon emissions.

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Niš embarks on a democratic energy transition journey

The city of Niš recognises the potential that democratic decision-making has in terms of bringing about an ambitious energy transition focused on fighting energy poverty. All the relevant actors are now working together on the transition, bridging initial differences of opinion about democratic ownership models and the need to access external resources.

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The City of Zenica takes action: cleaner air, upgraded public lighting and more efficient heating

The City of Zenica is a small town in central Bosnia and Herzegovina known for its heavy industry.

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How a Danish city and its citizens are building a green energy transition

In spite of limited resources and external constraints, the city of Frederikshavn is planning an ambitious energy transition: By 2030 it will only use clean renewable energy.

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Climate mainstreaming and energy efficient transition in Donostia-San Sebastián

Donostia-San Sebastián lies in the Basque country, an autonomous region in the north of Spain.

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How Dobrich is Pioneering the Energy Transition

For many years, the city of Dobrich has been drawing on a broad network of partners and funding sources to implement energy efficiency projects.

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Plymouth Energy Community

To tackle climate change and fight fuel poverty, Plymouth City Council worked in collaboration with the local community to establish the Plymouth Energy Community (PEC).. read more

Remunicipalisation: yes you can!

Inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe, an increasing number of local authorities are expanding their role, not just by acting as planners but by operating their own companies and driving the local energy transition. Why is this trend happening?

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mPOWER is run by a consortium composed of the University of Glasgow (UK), Platform (UK), Transnational Institute (Netherlands), Energy Cities (EU-wide), IPE (Croatia), University of the Basque Country (ES), and Carbon Co-op (UK).

University of GlasgowPlatform UKEnergy CitiesInstitute for Political Ecology CroatiaCarbon Co-op UK