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Local energy ownership in Europe - An exploratory study of local public initiatives in France, Germany and the United Kingdom Local energy ownership in Europe - An exploratory study of local public initiatives in France, Germany and the United Kingdom

The study aims to provide an initial exploratory analysis of the local energy ownership momentum in Europe by examining local initiatives in Germany, France and Great-Britain in order to illustrate the influence of national legal contexts. The study is divided in four sections:
- The first section aims to clarify and define the concepts used as regards local energy ownership;
- The second is an analysis of the reasons and motivations put forward to support bringing back the operational management of energy systems under local control;
- The third is a review of the main hurdles and risks faced by local authorities wanting to regain control of their energy systems and identifies potential solutions to overcome these obstacles;
- Finally, the last part sums up the main lessons learned and aims to open up avenues worth exploring to go further in developing a local public energy service in Europe.



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Energy Cities INFO magazine - spring 2017 Energy Cities INFO magazine - spring 2017

Please disturb : Energy transition under way

  • Germany’s Energiewende: A grassroots movement that became national policy
  • Smart Cities: Are they smart enough?
  • Financing the energy renovation of buildings
  • Going 100% renewable: Cities at work!


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Local energy ownership in Europe - Executive summary Local energy ownership in Europe - Executive summary

Inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives in the water sector and aware of the urgency of the situation, an increasing number of local authorities are
expanding their role, no longer simply acting as planning authorities but becoming operational stakeholders and driving forces for the local energy transition. New integrated municipal companies in Germany, public energy suppliers in Great-Britain or local investment operators in renewable and energy efficiency projects in France: a growing movement of local authorities taking ownership of the energy transition is clearly under way.



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Infinite Solutions Guidebook - Financing the energy renovation of residential buildings through soft loans and third-party investment schemes Infinite Solutions Guidebook - Financing the energy renovation of residential buildings through soft loans and third-party investment schemes

In this guidebook, Energy Cities’ members share their experience and guide you through the process of setting up a soft loan financing scheme. The Stuttgart’s ‘care-free energy renovation package’ and third party investment scheme are described in detail in a dedicated case study.



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Infinite Solutions Guidebook - Financing the energy renovation of public buildings through Internal Contracting Infinite Solutions Guidebook - Financing the energy renovation of public buildings through Internal Contracting

This guidebook is built upon a comprehensive analysis of Stuttgart’s Internal Contracting scheme and a detailed questioning of it by the learning authorities within the Infinite Solutions project. It is intended to offer guidelines to municipalities as well as universities, hospitals or other institutions interested in applying Internal Contracting to improve their energy consumption and efficiency performance.



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Aarhus University Study on Covenant of Mayors Impact Aarhus University Study on Covenant of Mayors Impact

Aarhus University Study "The Role of Cities in Climate and Energy Policies: The Case of the Covenant of Mayors"



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Cities heading towards 100% renewable energy - Food for thought and action Cities heading towards 100% renewable energy - Food for thought and action

This report provides guidance and solutions to cities and metropolitan areas anxious to embark on a 100% renewable energy path. It is based on the knowledge and experience of the authors’ networks, as well as on around 30 interviews of councillors and city employees from about fifteen French local governments. It also features 5 European pioneers: Barcelona, Frankfurt, Frederikshavn, Geneva and Malmö.



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Energy Cities INFO magazine - Spring 2016 Energy Cities INFO magazine - Spring 2016

Democracy, Devolution, Divestment: The New Local Flavour
- Wanted: A definition for “community energy” p.5
- Carbon credits: think local! p.7
- Remunicipalisation: why and how? p.10/11



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The energy transition: new dialogues between cities & local stakeholders - Exploratory study The energy transition: new dialogues between cities & local stakeholders - Exploratory study

Energy Cities, with the support of ADEME, May 2016
68 p, PDF format
ISBN : 978-2-9528748-5-4

An exploratory study for cities and diverse project leaders desiring to start a sustainable energy transition in collaboration with all stakeholders in their territory.
Energy Cities selected more than ten European energy transition initiatives, as diverse as they are innovative, anticipating new forms of governance and new ways to act and collaborate. The exploratory study does not only describe their process but it also analyses the synergies between the different stakeholders and the role the municipality plays in these initiatives. It identifies the key factors of their success and replication.



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The Energy Transition Chronicles The Energy Transition Chronicles

Energy Cities, January 2016
96 p, PDF format
ISBN : 978-2-9528748-4-7
Energy Cities provides local authorities with support for implementing their own energy transition process. The Proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns (
www.energy-cities.eu/30proposals) are illustrated with around a hundred of inspirational examples from all over Europe. In this document composed of five case reports, Energy Cities goes further and tells the tale of energy transition success stories. Because it is important to show that energy transition is “possible”. Why, how, with whom, for what results? We interviewed local players and decision-makers to find out more. Here are their stories…
Download the factsheets for Brussels-Capital (Belgium), Burgenland (Austria), Heidelberg (Germany), Schönau (Germany), Växjö (Sweden).



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EUSEW 2017
From 19 to 25 June

Think local first: designing a building policy framework to deliver on the EU renovation challenge
Tuesday 20 June 09:30-12:30

Energy Efficiency Watch 3: lecții pentru România
Tuesday 20 June 10:00-11:00

progRESsHEAT webinar: How can transformation to RES heating and cooling systems be successful?
Tuesday 20 June 14:30-16:00

Energy Efficiency Watch: Webinar em português
Wednesday 21 June 10:00-11:00

Accelerating the clean energy transition — Financing energy efficiency at the local level
Wednesday 21 June 11:00-12:30

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