Energy Cities is a network of 1,000 local governments in 30 countries. They believe that the energy transition is about more than renewable energy or great technologies: It is about a wise use of resources while strengthening local participation and well-being in a democratic Europe.
Energy Cities wants a radical transformation of the energy systems and policies, giving citizens the power to shape a decentralised and renewable energy future. They trigger a trustful dialogue between citizens, local leaders and EU & national institutions to accelerate the energy transition in Europe.
Energy Cities help cities raise their voice. Through persistent advocacy work in Brussels and Member States, they transform European governance and legal frameworks to allow cities to fully play their part in the energy transition.
Their events provide creative spaces for the members of the network to connect and share experiences. They develop, test and apply new solutions in projects. They serve as tools for others. The stories they share demonstrate the many benefits of a participatory energy transition to national and European decision-makers.