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 […]

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 […]

The heated debate on hydrogen in our cities

The heated debate on hydrogen in our cities

Hydrogen is often presented as a quick fix to get rid of fossil fuels from heating and cooling in cities. But is it really?

In last week’s Decarb City Pipes 2050 webinar, Lisa Fischer, Programme Leader atE3G discussed with cities the role that hydrogen can play in the decarbonisation […]

Almada keeps track of its 2050 climate targets

Almada keeps track of its 2050 climate targets

City spotlight during the Portuguese EU Presidency

The Portuguese city, which is looked after by its giant Cristo Rei statue, has one big target in mind since the COP15 in Paris: to […]

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 […]

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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