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:

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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.

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Jonathan Atkinson from Carbon Co-op reflects on his contribution to the UK Climate Assembly: http://ed.gr/b9nah

Universal access to clean, renewable energy and equitable distribution: This is the philosophy of #Barcelona’s municipal retailer @bcn_energia that puts residents in charge of the energy distribution. Find out what else Barcelona is doing differently: https://municipalpower.org/articles/barcelona-energia-public-power-to-tackle-energy-poverty-and-achieve-energy-sovereignty/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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