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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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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mPower goes to Plymouth

During a three day visit we explored areas of common interest, balancing energy efficiency targets with social value impacts, potential roles for different actors, how to ensure quality works and financing... read more

#Dobrich takes part in #IMAGINE, run by @energycities, developing Sustainable Action Plans. Goals for Dobrich 2030:
25% reduction in carbon emissions
25% reduction in energy consumption
20% share of renewables in total energy consumption

Many houses in #Plymouth are not properly insulated, leading to insufficient heating, health problems and a waste of energy. The publicly owned Plymouth Energy Community is solving the issues as part of the city’s pledge to an inclusive #EnergyTransition.

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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