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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Barcelona Energía: public power to tackle energy poverty
The Barcelona Energy Agency (AEB) is a public consortium that consists of a number of authorities that are directly involved in managing energy and the environment:
The ‘smart’ transformation of a Black Sea metropolis
Burgas has recently been named the ‘Best city to live in Bulgaria’ – which may just have something to do with its strategy of transforming itself into a climate-friendly city without leaving any of its residents behind.
Aradippou’s ambitious journey towards net carbon-neutrality
Aradippou is driving an ambitious local energy transition by engaging local actors as well as national and European partners.
Amsterdam's citizens 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.
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.
The City of Zenica takes action: cleaner air, efficient heating, and more
The City of Zenica is a small town in central Bosnia and Herzegovina known for its heavy industry.
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.
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.