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Renovation Wave will have a big impact on cities

Renovation Wave will have a big impact on cities

Mandatory renovations for city-owned buildings and numerous lobbying wins makes for ambitious proposal

The Renovation Wave proposal from the European Commission landed on Oct. 14th and cities, for better or worse, will be most impacted. There are some […]

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 […]

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 […]

The EU Commission’s Hydrogen Prescription for System Integration

The EU Commission’s Hydrogen Prescription for System Integration

New strategies launched pushing energy efficiency and targeting sectors difficult to decarbonise

The European Commission’s new hydrogen strategy and energy system integration strategy have been launched. The two strategies work together. The hydrogen strategy is about developing […]

Decarbonising cities: local resources first!

Decarbonising cities: local resources first!

Heating and cooling strategies are key

Last week, we held the final conference of the Hotmaps project. The event took place entirely online to avoid any health risks, but it included […]

No more fossil fuels for new buildings in Vienna

No more fossil fuels for new buildings in Vienna

Energy Cities' member launches climate protection areas

The Austrian capital – and Energy Cities’ member – recently took a big step towards its decarbonised energy future and started to phase out fossil […]

Designing a mobility strategy for energy

Designing a mobility strategy for energy

A plain English guide to Smart Sector Integration

What’s the first thing you do when developing a mobility plan for a city? You look at a map. Lots of maps, ideally. You look […]

4 Steps to Building a Renovation Wave

4 Steps to Building a Renovation Wave

Key lessons from renovation pilot projects in Europe

The Renovation Wave is the key pillar of the Green Deal. If successful, it can transform Europe’s environmental performance, drastically improve the health and well-being […]

Get ready for the European Sustainable Energy Week 2020

Get ready for the European Sustainable Energy Week 2020

Which events to choose? We can help

This year, the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place online from the 22nd to the 26th June. The EU Commission’s main event on […]

How to develop district heating systems?

How to develop district heating systems?

An online guide is available to local authorities

The Interreg HeatNet North West Europe (HeatNet NWE) project has just published a comprehensive online guide on district heating. It will support cities and towns […]

Are gas boilers the new diesel cars?

Are gas boilers the new diesel cars?

Why Low Emissions Zones for heating could be the next step in achieving a net zero Europe

I need to buy a new car next year. The Brussels region Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) means that my rather battered and polluting diesel 2008 […]

Decarbonisation strategies: harvesting local potential

Decarbonisation strategies: harvesting local potential

Our take on the latest edition of the Decarb Cities Conference

How to ensure cities can cover their energy needs while maintaining air quality, reducing the effect of heat islands and therefore contributing to the fight […]

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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