Renewable energy projects typically require large initial investment; this can make it harder for communities to develop their first projects. Ironically, established REScoops, can often find it easier to attract equity from citizens. The MECISE project addressed this problem.
REScoop MECISE stands for ‘Renewable Energy Cooperatives...Aqra iktar
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The survey is being conducted within PentaHelix,...Aqra iktar
"Taking from a fossil fuel economy to reinvest in local sustainable communities"
This is the promise of a newly-released publication by Energy Cities, a city network part of the EU Covenant of Mayors Office.
The importance of sub-national governments in achieving international and European climate goals in line with the 2015 Paris...Aqra iktar
A new booklet published by Friends of the Earth, in collaboration with Greenpeace, Rescoop and Energy Cities (all members of the Community Energy Coalition) explains what the EU’s new renewable energy legislation means and how it can help to remove barriers to community and citizen renewable energy.
The publication will help local...Aqra iktar
Mayor Kimmo Jarva, from the Covenant city Lappeenranta, spoke during the EU Industry Days last week highlighting the role of the Covenant of Mayors and other city networks in the creation of new partnerships.
“ Covenant of Mayors and other networks give us a possibility to share ideas, get new perspectives and to find partners for...Aqra iktar
Manuela Bora, councillor with responsibility for EU policies in the Marche Region (IT - Covenant Coordinator), accompanied a delegation of 35 mayors from her region to Brussels: “Marche Region is ambassador of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. Today we are in Brussels with many municipalities that have signed with great...Aqra iktar
Following Mallorca's commitment to anticipate climate change unavoidable effects, the counsellor of Local Development Joan Font and the insular director of Local Cooperation, Joan Manera signed an agreement of collaboration between the insular institution and 33 signatories of the European Covenant of Mayors initiative.
According to...Aqra iktar
The mayor of Benicàssim (Castellón, Spain) Susana Marqués, recently inaugurated the demonstration project in the framework of the Ceramic Sustainable Urban...Aqra iktar
Energy production-consumption and mobility are two interconnected elements that have an important role to play in the European socio-economic urban development. The energy (SECAP) and mobility (SUMP) plans which are therefore adopted by local authorities are pivotal to the achievement of EU sustainability targets. However, the...Aqra iktar