Porto, more committed than ever to a fair energy transition!

Porto, more committed than ever to a fair energy transition!

The city will retrofit 3000 homes and is developing a renewable energy community to fight energy poverty.

The Portuguese city, together with its local energy agency – and Energy Cities member – AdEPorto, is living exciting moments with a new portfolio of […]

Mayors across Europe are stepping up their climate ambitions

Mayors across Europe are stepping up their climate ambitions

Signatories of the Covenant of Mayors - Europe officially endorsed their new vision for this movement on 21 April

Considering the current climate emergency, and in a joint effort to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C, local leaders across Europe commit to making climate […]

Our 2020 impact report aims to give you the flavour of the year

Our 2020 impact report aims to give you the flavour of the year

We will collectively make stories and not only tell stories

2020 will forever be remembered as the year of the pandemic – there is no escaping that. But while the pandemic forced changes on Energy […]

Cities with 100% Renewable Energy: 5 years after the Paris Agreement, have its promises been kept?

Cities with 100% Renewable Energy: 5 years after the Paris Agreement, have its promises been kept?

Let’s take stock and explore the keys to success according to 4 Energy Cities members

In 2015, following the Paris Agreement at COP21, hundreds of cities embarked on a journey towards 100% renewable energy, thanks to the mobilisation of local […]

More circularity, less carbon!

More circularity, less carbon!

Reducing carbon emissions linked with local resource management

What better way to celebrate the recent partnership between Energy Cities and the Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) than promoting […]

Economy: turn the line into a circle

Economy: turn the line into a circle

What the cities already do!

“The circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long […]

Baden Württemberg set on achieving its heating and cooling decarbonisation

Baden Württemberg set on achieving its heating and cooling decarbonisation

In European cities, most of our energy consumption is used for heating and cooling. If cities want to reach their target of climate neutrality by 2050, they need to start planning how to phase out fossil fuels from heating and cooling now

… And this is what the German region of Baden-Württemberg is determined to do! The Länder recently required all its cities of more than 20 […]

Helsinki Energy Challenge outcomes: an artificial island, salt and a HIVE will help decarbonise heating

Helsinki Energy Challenge outcomes: an artificial island, salt and a HIVE will help decarbonise heating

Key lessons include involving citizens, market forces and combining existing technology with local resources

The city of Helsinki organised an international projects competition to find future-proof solutions to heat the city and meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral […]

Learning Municipality Networks

Learning Municipality Networks

A holistic approach for low-carbon municipalities

To meet the EU’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050, the European Union and the Members States will need to rely on cities and […]

Sustainable mobility planning in Brasov

Sustainable mobility planning in Brasov

Design thinking and openness at the heart of the process

In the framework of the project TOMORROW, the local Agency for Energy Management and Environmental Protection (ABMEE) is working with the platform and laboratory MOBILITAR to […]

Achieving large-scale housing retrofits in UK cities – a model to emulate

Achieving large-scale housing retrofits in UK cities – a model to emulate

Cities use an independent company to bring together local stakeholders and tackle city-specific hurdles in large-scale home renovations

Manchester City Council’s goal is to be a zero-carbon city by 2038. One step in achieving that is the renovation of their substantial social housing […]

Valencia’s collaborative approach to the energy transition

Valencia’s collaborative approach to the energy transition

Our Spanish member & 18 local entities jointly selected 6 pilot projects

In the framework of the project TOMORROW, the City of València continues its roadmapping process in collaboration with all the entities and stakeholders involved in […]

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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