PROSPECT+, capacity building for cities & regions, launches its 2nd edition!

PROSPECT+, capacity building for cities & regions, launches its 2nd edition!

Increase your capacity in innovative financing by joining our new learning programme!

Cities are the main contributors to pollution and climate change, but they also have the power and opportunity to deliver the highest energy savings and […]

Positive Energy Districts: The way forward for an ambitious district transformation?

Positive Energy Districts: The way forward for an ambitious district transformation?

Forget about net zero and fossil-free districts, positive energy districts (PEDs) aim at generating more renewable energy than they consume! Researchers across Europe are working […]

“It is important that scientists and creative people sit together.”

“It is important that scientists and creative people sit together.”

Science talk with Andrea Bigano from the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change

How much space is really given to science in policy-making nowadays? And what formats work best for scientific communication to create interest and engagement?

Cities take actions to exit energy poverty

Cities take actions to exit energy poverty

These innovative practices & projects will inspire you!

This month, you might have read our article on the ingredients for a local strategy against energy poverty (find it here if you have not!). […]

Breaking the poverty cycle

Breaking the poverty cycle

Ingredients for a local strategy against energy poverty

As the number of people in energy poverty rises – even more since Covid is around – solutions are urgently needed to help them find […]

“It can feel to people like everything is against them.”

“It can feel to people like everything is against them.”

Interview with Prof. Dr. Lucie Middlemiss about energy poor and why they should be involved in policy-making

On cold days, fierce winds blow through poorly insulated windows in Leeds. It travels through the over hundred high-rise buildings built in the 60s’ and […]

For cities to achieve their decarbonisation, they need greater staff resources

For cities to achieve their decarbonisation, they need greater staff resources

Our recommendations for cities to realise their heating planning and implement decarbonisation projects

Cities’ employees are the architects of the local energy transition. The lack of human resources is currently one of the main barriers to the decarbonisation […]

The rehabilitation of building stock will be public-private, or not at all

The rehabilitation of building stock will be public-private, or not at all

Guest article by Jordi Salvador Culí, Municipal Auditor of Olot City Council (Spain)

It is clear that building stock, especially housing, requires structural changes in terms of accessibility, safety, and eco-efficiency. In Europe, many of these buildings date […]

What role for local authorities in the Recovery and the Renovation Wave?

What role for local authorities in the Recovery and the Renovation Wave?

Energy Cities’ analysis and suggestions for the next steps

Local authorities are essential actors of the Renovation Wave, a proper inclusion of the local level in the “Renovate” components of the National Recovery and […]

Energy Cities joins the New European Bauhaus initiative

Energy Cities joins the New European Bauhaus initiative

What opportunities for cities?

The European Commission’s President Initiative the New European Bauhaus (NEB) has been on everyone’s mouth in Brussels since its launch at the end of 2020. […]

Meet municipal energy community trailblazers in the Balkans

Meet municipal energy community trailblazers in the Balkans

How to renew cities with citizen-led renewable energy and building retrofits?

When it comes to energy communities and retrofits for renewables, there are common success factors across Europe, whether you look at experiences in EU member states or in the Western Balkans.

The missing “WHY” for energy efficiency

The missing “WHY” for energy efficiency

Recent survey collects insights from over 1,200 European experts

The Energy Efficiency Watch project presented the results of its new survey, bringing together the insights of over 1,200 experts on the progress in energy […]

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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