The Mission of Energy Cities

The RNP project also aims at supporting local and regional authorities to achieve a high rate of renewable deployment. More specifically, it will be done by examining the barriers and bottlenecks to RES development at the local and regional levels in the EU Member States (with a focus on Czech Republic, France, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and the Netherlands).

Further, by fuelling the debate amongst public authorities around successful local policies, cost-efficient technologies and replicable methods of implementing renewable energy measures. Thirdly, by examining the potential for improving national support policies targeting the local and regional levels. Finally, through the establishment of a feedback loop between the subnational and national authorities as well as the European Commission.

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Community energy for a fair and smart grid – Ghent, Belgium

Active citizenship for renewable energy – Wolfhagen, Germany

Active citizenship for energy self-sufficiency – Nerac, France

First solar district heating in Latvia – Salaspils, Latvia

Social housing providers launch a not-for profit energy company – Scotland, UK

Citizens’ Solar Power Plant – Vienna, Austria

Local farmers grow their own energy – Bruck, Austria

Sustainable energy production at district level – Graz, Austria

Pioneering a deep geothermal energy model – Mol, Belgium

Mouscron's community energy model - Mouscron, Belgium

District heating plants using biomass in schools – Burgas, Bulgaria

Integrating renewables in a University hospital – Sofia, Bulgaria

Soft Loan Scheme for Photovoltaics – Aradippou, Cyprus

Renewable and circular city – Kněžice, Czech Republic

Intelligent micro-grid – Wilspoldsried, Germany

A solar district heating system for “Am Ackermannbogen” neighbourhood – Munich, Germany

Wind Farm Cooperative, Copenhagen, Denmark

100% renewable energy island – Samsø Island, Denmark

Eliminating carbon and creating jobs – Sønderborgd, Denmark

Incentive Programme for Solar Energy Generation – Barcelona, Spain

100% Renewable island – El Hierro, Spain

Municipal PV installation, Es Castell, Spain

Hinku Forum: Towards carbon neutral municipalities – 36 Hinku Municipalities, Finland

Co-designing low carbon public services – Li, Finland

Loos in Transition, Loos-en-Gohell, France

When urban and rural join forces towards the energy transition – Saint-Étienne Métropole and Parc NaturelRégional du Pilat, France

Geothermal cogeneration projects – Eurométropole de Strasbourg, France

Moving away from oil-based energy imports – Tilos, Greece

Crowd-investment in solar energy – Križevci, Croatia

First Local Government owned small hydropower plant in Croatia – Pleternica, Croatia

Aiming for 100% Renewable Energy – Kaposvár, Hungary

Mapping renewable energy potential – Dublin Region, Ireland

SuperHomes retrofitting programme – County Tipperary, Ireland

School takes the lead in Renewables – Castellammare di Stabia, Italy

On the road to energy self sufficiency – Cavalese, Italy

Local biogas co-generation alimenting greenhouse complex – Riga, Latvia

Local cooperative for biogas – Kehlen, Luxembourg

Photovoltaic cooperatives - Dippach, Luxembourg

Negotiated agreements for renewables – Quormi, Malta

Mine water for renewable energy, Heerlen The Netherlands

Zeeland Local Climate Fund – Zeeland Province, The Netherlands

Energy Safari – Having fun with energy – Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

Public Procurement to boost solar energy in south-east Poland – Niepolomice, Poland

Municipal Geothermal Plant – Uniejów, Poland

Sustainable Campus – Lisbon, Portugal

Electricity production from landfill biogas – Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Local biofuel for district heating and transportation – Gotland Municipality, Sweden

Biogas production from food waste – Helsingborg, Sweden

100% renewable village – Simris, Sweden

Galanta’s geothermal DH system – Galanta, Slovak Republic

Sustainable innovation in bioenergys – Trebišov, Slovak Republic

100% RES Community in Slovenia - Šentrupert, Slovenia

Solar-powered car parks for the city centre – Exeter, United Kingdom

Plymouth’s multi-faceted Energy Community – Plymouth, United Kingdom

Municipal heating plant – Hostětín, Czech Republic

Solar Thermal Municipality System – Alba Iulia, Romania

The following documents will be published here soon

  • Guidebook for local and regional territories on how to reach a high rate on RES.