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The POWER UP pilots explore business opportunities for energy efficiency services and renewables that benefit people in energy poverty. We co-design those services together with the most vulnerable.

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Renewable community projects can come with quite some challenges. During this co-development session, participants will be confronted with three pioneering initiatives. Put yourself in the shoes of those cities and remove stumbling blocks around PV or community heat through collective brainstorming. Is this something you can apply in your own town?​ Join this session at Energy Cities' Annual Conference during the Valencia Climate Week on 26 June 2024.
Valencia is Green Capital in 2024, a title which recognises the longstanding pioneer in sustainability. The city council does aim for a transformation that meets environmental criteria as much as social ones. Its outstanding support to energy communities and the special focus on the weakest residents, suffering from energy poverty, ill-health or other social disadvantageous, make Valencia a "fair transition" living lab. The experiences gathered in the city, both in winter and in summer, are shared with other local authorities within the Sun4 All Community of Practice.

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