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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 […]

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 […]

New handbook on citizen finance out!

New handbook on citizen finance out!

Step-by-step guidelines on energy cooperatives and crowdfunding

Over the three past years, almost 200 local or regional authorities from he EU, including many Energy Cities members, took part in the H2020 PROSPECT’s […]

A Climate Pact for Luddites

A Climate Pact for Luddites

How the Green Deal’s most ambitious element connects everything - including Zoom calls, Ada Lovelace and Frans Timmermans

“Jim, you’re on mute.” “We can see you talking Jim, but we can’t hear you.” “I’ll send Jim a message that he hasn’t turned on […]

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 […]

European City Facility – First call for applications is open

European City Facility – First call for applications is open

Submit an application to get funding for your sustainable energy investment concept!

The European City Facility supports municipalities (local authorities) and their groupings from the EU-27 and the UK in developing investment concepts for sustainable energy. The […]

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 […]

Yes, Go Green Pamplona!

Yes, Go Green Pamplona!

The city of Pamplona defines its 2030 pathway

Shortly before Spain has become one of the European countries most affected by Covid-19, the city council of Pamplona had advanced on two important milestones preparing the next decade. What will they become once the crisis is over?

Two Swedish cities explore collective self-consumption and new electricity market models

Two Swedish cities explore collective self-consumption and new electricity market models

Tamarinden, the new smart neighbourhood of Örebro

The Swedish city of Örebro is developing a new residential neighbourhood: Tamarinden. It will benefit from innovative solutions enabling the buildings and their tenants to […]

Spain getting on the right track, but missing speed

Spain getting on the right track, but missing speed

What to expect from Spain's climate emergency declaration

After almost one full year with a functioning government and two general elections, Spanish leaders are trying to make up for lost time. They have taken two important steps which Fundación Renovables has been fighting for.

Combining collective self-consumption and energy-based tourism

Combining collective self-consumption and energy-based tourism

Mouscron’s latest projects (Belgium)

The city of Mouscron has given us a broad outline of its new projects under way, including one involving collective self-consumption for an entire neighbourhood.

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the launch of the Green Deal on Dec. 11, 2019 to the UNFCCC’s Glasgow CoP 26 conference beginning Nov. 9th, 2020 we are at […]

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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