New energy uses are transforming cities through a process of urban metamorphosis that offers a different way of living and being in the world.
Cities have become worldwide specific agents in the fight against climate change, and in the new energy uses against national policies prisoner of those who support fossil fuels and the lack of solidarity.
The new energy model focuses mainly in decentralization. A decentralized generation of energy turns consumers into active citizens who participate directly in the management of energy demand through new citizenship rights as they are generating, storing, using and selling their own renewable energy.
In the words of Ulrich Beck, “Cities become new spaces for climate hope: no other form of organization is better prepared to handle, invent, and implement new and ubiquitous structures of decision-making policies for the 21st century.“
ISENER gives advice and go hand in hand with the public institutions, municipalities and cities to define strategies and implement energy policies which will satisfy the principles of the Energy Transition and Sustainable Development Goal 7 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: To ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all:
- By minimizing the economic, social and environmental impacts
- By promoting energy generation close to consumption
- By providing energy sovereignty
- By ensuring the right to energy
- By offsetting residual impacts