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Green Cities Forum: advancing inclusive transitions

Green Cities Forum: advancing inclusive transitions

When talking about Climate Neutrality, the Cities of TOMORROW speak the same language

For a whole week, Brașov hosted the Green Cities Forum, to show its commitment to a carbon-free future. The Green Cities Forum welcomed an International […]

Navigating between tech firms and farmers

Navigating between tech firms and farmers

Cork's leap towards the future

In the very South of Ireland, there is this small but buzzing port city of Cork. The City Council and the County Council are leading […]

What is transport poverty and how can cities address it?

What is transport poverty and how can cities address it?

It’s easier to become transport poor than energy poor

What happens when fuel prices go up? When old cars are not allowed to run? What happens to those who cannot afford these changes? The […]

Getting a grip on the grid: Energy communities in Germany and France

Getting a grip on the grid: Energy communities in Germany and France

Academic insights on the challenges and opportunities for energy communities to access the grid

We know the immense potential of community energy for delivering a just transition. That is why we regularly share good examples and encourage municipalities and […]

What I learned this summer… or “the State of the European Dis-Union”

What I learned this summer… or “the State of the European Dis-Union”

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Yesterday, 15 September, the President of the European Commission was returning to deliver the now traditional State of the Union. This year’s address highlighted the […]

The greatest brainstorming of our time

The greatest brainstorming of our time

Energy Cities' president calls for a societal and ecological renaissance

September is normally that time of the year where you get back to your heavy routine after having enjoyed a relaxing holiday break. In my […]

An urban heating network puts Lille at the heart of the ecological and energy transition

An urban heating network puts Lille at the heart of the ecological and energy transition

Supplying the heating network with energy recovered from waste: a local, sustainable energy source

Since late 2020, the heating network of the European Metropolis of Lille (France) has been supplying domestic hot water and heat to public facilities such […]

The perfect match of data and heat planning

The perfect match of data and heat planning

Cities need data to make sustainable and cost-efficient decisions

The role of heating in achieving a reduction target of 55% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is increasing. The recast Energy Efficiency Directive, as […]

Tartu gets ready to become European Capital of Culture 2024

Tartu gets ready to become European Capital of Culture 2024

Main avenue goes car-free to host cultural operators over the summer

The City of Tartu in Estonia closed one of its roads to promote Tartu2024 as the European Capital of Culture this summer. The project was […]

For cities to achieve their decarbonisation, they need greater staff resources

For cities to achieve their decarbonisation, they need greater staff resources

Our recommendations for cities to realise their heating planning and implement decarbonisation projects

Cities’ employees are the architects of the local energy transition. The lack of human resources is currently one of the main barriers to the decarbonisation […]

The underutilised potential of vegetable gardens to foster equality and empowerment

The underutilised potential of vegetable gardens to foster equality and empowerment

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

What better way to kick off the summer season than to watch a garden flourish? July is the beginning of the abundance of summer that […]

Yes, cities can create their own COP21, and we tell you how!

Yes, cities can create their own COP21, and we tell you how!

Because we’re constantly searching to help cities advance their energy and climate transition, we have taken a closer look at the processes that a city […]

It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details about how to shape the ceiling.

Greta Thunberg, Climate activist

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