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Local heating and cooling planning – What benefits?

Local heating and cooling planning – What benefits?

Learn from the Hotmaps pilot cities’ experience

In the past 4 years, five members of the Energy Cities’ network co-developed and tested the Hotmaps toolbox for heating and cooling (H&C) planning together […]

Europe’s new 2030 target

Europe’s new 2030 target

What it means for cities and how we get there

The European Commission has formally proposed a target of 55% fewer GHG emissions by 2030, a substantial increase from the previous target of 40%. It […]

New board of Energy Cities ready to tackle the opportunities of the Green Deal and COVID recovery

New board of Energy Cities ready to tackle the opportunities of the Green Deal and COVID recovery

Heidelberg re-elected as President

The new board of Energy Cities has been elected at an online general assembly after an unprecedented number of applications from progressive cities across Europe […]

Energy Cities: 30 years in transition

Energy Cities: 30 years in transition

A short video to take you on a walk down memory lane

2020 marked the 30th anniversary of Energy Cities. 30 years of working with local governments and many international partners to bring forward a shared energy […]

How to Access EU and Member State Recovery Funds

How to Access EU and Member State Recovery Funds

Cities need concrete projects to access the more than €1 trillion available

Between the EU’s recovery package and the recent stimulus packages announced by Germany, France, Portugal, Austria and Denmark there is more than €1 trillion to […]

Your brief guide to the 7 EU programmes funding the energy transition in cities

Your brief guide to the 7 EU programmes funding the energy transition in cities

The programmes, the amounts and their focus

The EU has a number of funding sources available to cities. They have their own focus, operational guidelines and requirements. This is a brief rundown […]

“Cathedral thinking”

“Cathedral thinking”

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

I have spent part of the summer teleworking in Bourges, central France. And Bourges has the most beautiful cathedral in the world. Yes, I know, […]

Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

Our suggestions for this year’s digital edition

Every year, the European Week of Regions and Cities brings together European regions and cities to promote learnings and good practice of regional policy-making. Due […]

‘La Rentrée’ 2020 with COVID-19

‘La Rentrée’ 2020 with COVID-19

Brussels tackles a packed EU autumn agenda in uncertain times

Strasbourg has been added to the ‘Red Zone’ list for coronavirus infections calling into question the upcoming plenary session of the European Parliament where EU […]

Linking Supply and Demand for condo retrofits in Frankfurt

Linking Supply and Demand for condo retrofits in Frankfurt

The key role played by the city in pairing condo owners and the construction industry to drive energy retrofits

It’s a simple thing but it is paying big dividends in the challenge to retrofit condominiums in Frankfurt. It is a directory of construction suppliers […]

Four solutions to make European cities bicycle-friendly

Four solutions to make European cities bicycle-friendly

A guest article by Alberto Vela of the European Cyclists' Federation

In this guest article Alberto Vela of the European Cyclists’ Federation looks at how European policy makers have set their sights on the bicycle during the […]

How Aberdeen and Scotland are tackling complicated condo energy retrofits

How Aberdeen and Scotland are tackling complicated condo energy retrofits

4 key criteria and appealing to everyone’s desire for a nice home

In the world of energy retrofits we tend to focus on the technical elements like thermal bridging, low carbon heat and doing things faster and […]

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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