February 7, 2023
The latest energy crisis shed light on the need to accelerate the decarbonisation of heating systems and the renovation of buildings. There is a political momentum to stress again the key roles of municipalities in this process. Key EU legislations are under revision and will have to be transposed nationally, and Member States are renewing their National Energy and Climate Plans. To ensure that the local level is heard and supported, we at Energy Cities have decided to leverage our hub on fossil-free districts and buildings and brainstorm with our members.
In 2023, we are launching three working groups for municipal experts and elected representatives to tackle districts and buildings’ decarbonisation.
|Heat planning||Municipal experts and technicians (heat decarbonisation projects and strategies)||Boosting the decarbonisation of the heating systems in your territory|
|One-stop-shops & renovation||Municipal experts and technicians (building decarbonisation)||Boosting the renovation of the built environment in your territory|
|Municipal gas stranded assets||A mayor or a city councillor in charge of the planning of infrastructures / the energy supply / the decarbonisation strategy of your territory / the local finances||Making long-term investment decisions on gas grid decommissioning|
The objectives of the working groups are to:
Working groups will meet online three times between April and June. A final meeting will be organised, in person, during Energy Cities’ annual conference on 18-19 October 2023 in Modena (Italy). During this closing session, we will share the different findings and experiences with a wider Community.
Interested? Have a look at the different calls for application and apply by Wednesday 15 March!