Innovative solutions for a low-carbon city

Innovative solutions for a low-carbon city

The results of the MOLOC Project

MOLOC, “Morphologies Low Carbon”, is a European project co-funded by the Interreg Europe Programme. It is led by the City of Lille and includes the […]

LIFE PlanUp mid-term project conference: EU Green Deal and the National Energy and Climate Plans

LIFE PlanUp mid-term project conference: EU Green Deal and the National Energy and Climate Plans

Is Europe on the right pathway to becoming the first climate-neutral continent?

Save the date 21 January – 9.30 – 16.00High-level political sessionScotland House, Rond-Point Robert Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels As part of the European Union’s 2030 […]

Stuttgart taking climate emergency seriously

Stuttgart taking climate emergency seriously

First German city to adopt dedicated €200m budget

While world leaders still struggle with climate inaction at COP25, Stuttgart is taking action. The city located in the South of Germany is not satisfied […]

Global Status of Renewables in Cities: An amazing untapped potential

Global Status of Renewables in Cities: An amazing untapped potential

First-ever Renewables in Cities Global Status Report shows 10,000 cities have adopted carbon emission reduction targets

Cities account for two-thirds of global energy demand and around 75% of global CO2 emissions. More than half the world’s population lives in cities, and […]

Wanted: Remarkable roadmaps and inspiring innovations for the energy transition

Wanted: Remarkable roadmaps and inspiring innovations for the energy transition

We call on you to share your good practices!

Our project partner DRIFT is looking for remarkable and inspiring roadmaps and examples of innovative practices that walk the talk for carbon reductions. In the TOMORROW project, […]

Germany fails to regain climate leadership

Germany fails to regain climate leadership

Climate package proposed by Government falls short in meeting demand for ambitious action

It has been trumpeted as a “very powerful package” by the German government. The long-awaited draft of Germany’s first climate protection law, unveiled on September 20, is ultimately insufficient to catapult the so-called energy transition pioneer back into climate leadership.

The tug of war for Germany’s next climate protection law

The tug of war for Germany’s next climate protection law

Where we stand and what Merkel and her team can learn from others

With a new climate action law, chancellor Angela Merkel can show how serious the so-called energy transition pioneer takes its task.

Heating and cooling planning: a “must have” for all cities!

Heating and cooling planning: a “must have” for all cities!

Heating and cooling goes hand to hand with urban planning.

Heating and cooling (H&C) is a major topic for the decarbonisation of the European energy system, and it goes hand to hand with urban planning. […]

Get free passes to the 2019 Smart City Expo World Congress: “Cities Made of Dreams”

Get free passes to the 2019 Smart City Expo World Congress: “Cities Made of Dreams”

This year, Energy Cities is partnering with the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), a leading event for governments and organizations committed to smart, sustainable development.

Transition cities: from black to green

Transition cities: from black to green

There is life after coal!

Energy transition in coal mining regions is not a new issue, but lately, it has come up often in my newsfeed. I am sure you […]

On the rise: 328 Mayors now calling for a peak in emissions next year

On the rise: 328 Mayors now calling for a peak in emissions next year

Joint letter against the background of discussions around a "net zero EU" by 2050

Momentum for a net zero EU by 2050 continues to grow. An incredible 328 mayors from across Europe have now signed the joint letter calling […]

New guidebook

New guidebook

How cities can unleash the power of community energy

The community energy landscape in Europe has been radically transformed by the Renewable Energy Directive. The new landscape will only be fully mapped as communities […]

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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