Higher efficiency + more renewables = lower emissions

Higher efficiency + more renewables = lower emissions

Consultations on the European Commission’s Renewable and Efficiency Directives show the complexity behind a simple formula

The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) need to become more ambitious if the EU is to achieve its objective to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Energy Cities joins broad coalition calling on EU not to rely on hydrogen to decarbonise buildings

Energy Cities joins broad coalition calling on EU not to rely on hydrogen to decarbonise buildings

33 businesses, industry associations, NGOs, and think tanks joined forces to urge the European Commission to prioritise available efficient and sustainable solutions to decarbonise Europe’s […]

H2020 PROSPECT ends, with much resources for regions and cities to finance their SECAPs

H2020 PROSPECT ends, with much resources for regions and cities to finance their SECAPs

After three and a half years of intensive work, this is time for the H2020-funded PROSPECT project to end, but not without great successes and […]

Where should green hydrogen fit in your city?

Where should green hydrogen fit in your city?

A short guide to where we think hydrogen can make the biggest impact in a city's energy transition.

Hydrogen is being touted as a solution to many challenges in the energy transition. And it is an exciting and flexible energy carrier that will […]

Seven European cities are showing gas the door

Seven European cities are showing gas the door

With the Decarb City Pipes 2050 project, Bilbao, Bratislava, Dublin, Munich, Rotterdam, Vienna and Winterthur are committed to phasing out fossil fuels from urban heating […]

Powering heritage buildings and districts with solar panels

Powering heritage buildings and districts with solar panels

Berlin’s Reichstag and the Vatican show that heritage is not a barrier to well-designed solar panels

Solar is the new ‘king of electricity’ according to Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). But many cities in Europe with […]

Join the North-South MED exchange & replication programme

Join the North-South MED exchange & replication programme

City partnerships - call for applications

Whether you are for example from Croatia, Lebanon, Italy, Turkey or neighbouring countries: This is your city’s chance to connect with local leaders from the […]

Resources for a Rapid Renovation Wave

Resources for a Rapid Renovation Wave

A collection of guides, case studies and possibilities to ramp up the renovation wave across Europe

There is no ‘one size fits all’ guide to renovation. Fortunately Energy Cities’ members have been striving for better buildings for years. This is a […]

Community Power for the Renovation Wave

Community Power for the Renovation Wave

What role for city-citizens cooperation in energy efficiency interventions?

When thinking about energy efficiency and renovation, energy communities might not be the first option that comes to mind. However, citizens (as prosumers or members […]

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 […]

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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