When it comes to managing the energy transition the need for municipal level innovation has never been clearer. In recent years, we have seen some successes, where innovative ideas have led to more equitable, just and democratic energy policies. However, the sharing of these ideas has been limited, and they have tended to remain local and specific. To achieve large scale, replicable success we need a coordinated and integrated approach for collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Enter: mPOWER.

mPOWER is a 4-year programme that will enable in-depth, wide-scale and systematic city to city learning among at least 100 local public authorities, in order to replicate innovative best practices in municipal energy, and developing ambitious energy transition plans.

To find out more about mPOWER, visit municipalpower.org.


Project updates

  • mPOWER Project: Results and Impacts
    Municipalities need supportive and enabling policy environments at other geographical scales, particularly the national scale, to fulfil their potential in the drive towards energy transition. To make best use of localised ambition and action, national policy landscapes must support and reflect ongoing conversations about transition to low-carbon energy. This policy…
  • Unlocking Municipal Energy Futures – National Policy Briefing
    Municipalities need supportive and enabling policy environments at other geographical scales, particularly the national scale, to fulfil their potential in the drive towards energy transition. To make best use of localised ambition and action, national policy landscapes must support and reflect ongoing conversations about transition to low-carbon energy. This policy…
  • mPOWER Webinar: Municipalist Strategies for a Just Energy Transition
    Watch this webinar to learn about the state of play of local energy transitions across Europe, how towns and cities are pulling their powers to deliver energy as a public good, and which municipal strategies can turn the climate and energy crises around. The post mPOWER Webinar: Municipalist Strategies for…
  • Municipalities can overcome Europe’s fossil-fuel addiction
    Europe’s municipalities are developing social and ecological solutions to the energy crisis. They need more power to their elbows. The post Municipalities can overcome Europe’s fossil-fuel addiction appeared first on mPOWER.
  • Building Public Power: Municipal Manual for Energy Transitions
    We cannot afford to wait for the market to deliver the fundamental transformation of the energy system that we need. Instead, public authorities must take the lead. This does not mean a return to top-down planning and bureaucracy. By democratising governance, fostering citizen participation and by collaborating with trade unions,…
  • The state of municipal energy transitions: Multi-scalar constraints and enablers of Europe’s post-carbon energy ambitions
    This article draws upon evidence from a mixed methods comparative and multi-scalar analysis across Europe exploring the different pressures and potential that exist for municipalities. Our central aim is to critically interrogate what municipalities are doing to achieve a post-carbon energy transition beyond lofty aspirations. The post The state of…