The Cities on Power project aims to increase the use of renewable energy sources in the urban context. It prepares the legal and organizational framework to encourage investments in renewable energy. Over 70% of the EU’s energy is consumed by cities. Having that in mind, the Cities on Power project intends to contribute to the European Union target of 20% production of renewable energy by 2020. The project is carried out in co-operation with public authorities from Warsaw, Klagenfurt, Ravenna and Turin and five expert institutions from Poland, Austria, Italy and Germany.

We developed and endorsed Local Action Plans with innovative financial and organizational tools to trigger the application of renewable energy both by public and private investors in the four partner cities. The project also investigated the feasibility of application of renewable energy in the selected public buildings and prepared pilot investments. We also provided interactive IT-toolbox with maps of solar and geothermal potential, which will allow citizens to estimate how much energy they could derive from solar panels and heat-pumps installed in their household - and when their investment would return.

By realizing these activities, we intend to mobilize citizens and local authorities to increase their interest in renewable energy, to foster renewable energy development in urban areas and, consequently, contribute to decrease of greenhouse gases’ emission in EU cities.

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This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF.