4 cities that fell in love with energy retrofits in condominiums

4 cities that fell in love with energy retrofits in condominiums

What remains from the ACE-Retrofit project two years later?

Do you know that sensation of butterflies, hot flushes of excitement, the irresistible force that pulls you towards…the deep and collective renovation of your house […]

EU Commission new climate and energy proposals fall short of delivering structural change

EU Commission new climate and energy proposals fall short of delivering structural change

The new EU proposals to reform the gas market and renovate the EU building stock have just been unveiled

The European Commission yesterday published the second batch of its Fit for 55 package aimed at cutting carbon emissions by at least 55% by 2030 […]

Energy Cities welcomes five new members

Energy Cities welcomes five new members

Welcome to Antony, Castellammare di Stabia, Oeiras, Villers-sur-Mer and Energy Cities Algeria

It is with great pleasure that we welcome to Energy Cities 5 new members from four different countries! This is a great opportunity to review […]

PROSPECT+, capacity building for cities & regions, launches its 2nd edition!

PROSPECT+, capacity building for cities & regions, launches its 2nd edition!

Increase your capacity in innovative financing by joining our new learning programme!

Cities are the main contributors to pollution and climate change, but they also have the power and opportunity to deliver the highest energy savings and […]

Positive Energy Districts: The way forward for an ambitious district transformation?

Positive Energy Districts: The way forward for an ambitious district transformation?

Forget about net zero and fossil-free districts, positive energy districts (PEDs) aim at generating more renewable energy than they consume! Researchers across Europe are working […]

“It is important that scientists and creative people sit together.”

“It is important that scientists and creative people sit together.”

Science talk with Andrea Bigano from the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change

How much space is really given to science in policy-making nowadays? And what formats work best for scientific communication to create interest and engagement?

Cities take actions to exit energy poverty

Cities take actions to exit energy poverty

These innovative practices & projects will inspire you!

This month, you might have read our article on the ingredients for a local strategy against energy poverty (find it here if you have not!). […]

Breaking the poverty cycle

Breaking the poverty cycle

Ingredients for a local strategy against energy poverty

As the number of people in energy poverty rises – even more since Covid is around – solutions are urgently needed to help them find […]

“It can feel to people like everything is against them.”

“It can feel to people like everything is against them.”

Interview with Prof. Dr. Lucie Middlemiss about energy poor and why they should be involved in policy-making

On cold days, fierce winds blow through poorly insulated windows in Leeds. It travels through the over hundred high-rise buildings built in the 60s’ and […]

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 rehabilitation of building stock will be public-private, or not at all

The rehabilitation of building stock will be public-private, or not at all

Guest article by Jordi Salvador Culí, Municipal Auditor of Olot City Council (Spain)

It is clear that building stock, especially housing, requires structural changes in terms of accessibility, safety, and eco-efficiency. In Europe, many of these buildings date […]

What role for local authorities in the Recovery and the Renovation Wave?

What role for local authorities in the Recovery and the Renovation Wave?

Energy Cities’ analysis and suggestions for the next steps

Local authorities are essential actors of the Renovation Wave, a proper inclusion of the local level in the “Renovate” components of the National Recovery and […]

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