This summer, far from Brussels’ overheated streets, I was asked this seemingly innocent question by a friend while chatting after a pleasant walk: “if you […]
We are glad to coordinate the European City Facility (EUCF), a new EU-funded project which will provide financial support and services to cities and municipalities […]
The fourth and last H2020 PROSPECT learning cycle on innovative financing for local energy and climate projects, will start this November 2019, following an ongoing […]
In its draft describing the new energy lending policy published today, the European Investment Bank takes a big step for climate action. Will it be able to stick to its promise?
Since 2017, PROSPECT enables the exchange of knowledge and experience between EU cities and regions, on innovative financing schemes for their local projects on energy […]
The locally-driven energy transition is essential to achieve the Paris Agreement’s objectives by 2050. This report is showcasing five examples of European cities, that are […]
The PROSPECT H2020 learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The […]
Avoiding catastrophic climate change demands three things: technology, political will and financing. We have the technology, we’re working on the political will (Hi Germany!) and […]
As spring is coming closer, you can still hear the sound of the youth protesting in the streets, waiting for us to take action, forcing […]
The French city of Lorient in Brittany and Oncimé have achieved great success with a ground-breaking solar panel rental system. Oncimé is a joint-stock company, […]
2018 will go down as a foundational year in delivering a local energy transition.Here at Energy Cities we’ve been working to strengthen the role of […]
Recent leaflet by the Covenant of Mayors – Europe offers examples of cities and regions alleviating energy poverty. In the Spanish Region of Navarra, citizens’ […]
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.