Energy Cities

Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities in energy transition

From 2013 to 2015, Energy Cities is under the Presidency of the City of Heidelberg (DE) with a Board of Directors of 11 European cities.

The association created in 1990 represents now more than 1,000 towns and cities in 30 countries.

Energy Cities’ premises are located in Brussels (BE) and Besançon (FR).

Main objectives

To strengthen your role and skills in the field of sustainable energy.

To represent your interests and influence the policies and proposals made by European Union institutions in the fields of energy, environmental protection and urban policy.

To develop and promote your initiatives through exchange of experiences, the transfer of know-how and the implementation of joint projects.

Proposals for the Energy Transition of Cities and Towns


In 2012, Energy Cities initiated a process aimed at making and debating proposals for accelerating the energy transition of European cities and towns. These proposals are based on innovative approaches, new ideas and groundbreaking practices. They provide practical answers and link today’s action to the long-term vision of a low energy city with a high quality of life for all.

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