Energy Cities is an association of European local authorities. The network extends over 20 European countries and represents about 500 municipalities.
Energy Cities promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and distributed generation with three primary objectives:
- Strengthen the role of local authorities and improve their skills
- Represent their interests and influence decisions at European level
- Encourage exchange of know-how and promote action on the ground
At the beginning of 2005, the Energy Cities database included more than 500 European case studies in the field of sustainable local energy and transport policies.