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26 May 2020

New toolkits support coal regions in transition

The European Commission’s Platform for Coal Regions in Transition assists EU countries and coal regions tackling the challenges related to the transition to a low carbon economy by connecting stakeholders, delivering technical assistance, and providing supporting resources to aid regions to bu...

19 May 2020

Prosumers for energy inclusiveness: leaving no-one behind

What will a desirable energy future look like for so-called "prosumers" – in other words, those who both produce and consume energy from renewable sources? The production of renewable energy is on the rise in Europe. A large role is reserved for ‘energy citizens’ who produce energ...

13 May 2020

New energy transition priorities for Zagreb after earthquake

ICLEI Member Zagreb (Croatia) has been faced with two major challenges. First, the city is combatting the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world. Second, on 22 March, an earthquake hit and caused extensive damage to its city centre. The earthquake destroyed chimneys, which then damaged parts...

7 May 2020

Join a series of online meetings on local hydrogen solutions

ICLEI Europe and the EVERYWH2ERE project are organising a series of informal online presentations and exchanges to advance local hydrogen agendas. The initiative is part of the EVERYWH2ERE regions and cities interest group, led by ICLEI Europe, which brings together local and regional authorit...

28 April 2020

Challenges and opportunities in Katowice amidst the European energy transition

Coal mining is an integral part of the history of the Polish region of Silesia. Its capital, ICLEI Member Katowice, is home to thousands of coal-burning domestic hearths and is the place where Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners, is venerated. Here, the role of coal is still alive: the Silesia...

24 April 2020

Online Training Programme to promote hydrogen solutions

An upcoming three-week “From Zero to Hero” online training programme will continue promoting hydrogen solutions in light of the postponed World Hydrogen Congress, for which ICLEI Europe is a partner. Starting on 27 April, the programme will introduce participants to key topics and conce...

21 April 2020

Fighting fuel poverty in Aberdeen

ICLEI Member Aberdeen (United Kingdom) is making strides in fighting fuel poverty through a holistic approach to energy efficiency that encompasses both structural changes and a local, grassroots approach. A new video produced by the SMARTEES project highlights this approach. It was shot during in ...

14 April 2020

Community-led district regeneration in Malmö

A new video highlights the exemplary example set by ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) in district regeneration. In a matter of only a few decades, the city has reinvented itself, transforming from a struggling post-industrial municipality to an eco-friendly, multi-cultural and knowledge-based city. S...

8 April 2020

New typology helps understand and support social innovations in energy

The Horizon 2020 project SONNET – Social Innovation in Energy Transitions – investigates how social innovation contributes to the transformation of energy systems. But, what innovations exist in Europe today, who creates them, and how do they work? As a first step towards answering thes...