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How to improve your city’s heating and cooling sector?

How to improve your city’s heating and cooling sector?

Check out these free resources and training opportunities!

Energy Cities is involved in the projects HeatNet North West Europe (HeatNet NWE) and Hotmaps, aiming at making heating and cooling greener and more efficient/affordable […]

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. […]

HOTMAPS: transform your city’s energy future!

HOTMAPS: transform your city’s energy future!

A new open source online software for heating&cooling planning

Currently, Europe is using around half on its energy consumption for heating and cooling (H&C). The sector relies mostly on fossil fuels and it is […]

Innovative financing for cities

Innovative financing for cities

Five free handbooks to improve your city's energy performance

The PROSPECT H2020 learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The […]

Remunicipalisation: yes you can!

Remunicipalisation: yes you can!

Be inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe

Inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe, an increasing number of local authorities are expanding their role, not just by acting as planners but by […]

Remunicipalisation of the local energy supply

Remunicipalisation of the local energy supply

Register to the workshop in Ettlingen

Inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe, an increasing number of local authorities are expanding their role, no longer simply acting as planning authorities but […]

Climate report echoing cities’ voices: need for urgent action

Climate report echoing cities’ voices: need for urgent action

The latest IPCC report was released today

Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest climate report. The team of experts provides another dramatic assessment of how a global […]

Heating and Cooling planning made easier with Hotmaps!

Heating and Cooling planning made easier with Hotmaps!

A soon to be released software to speed up energy planning at local level

District Heating and Cooling (DHC) has many advantages, the best one being that it can be extremely energy efficient. DHC planning though is not easy, […]

Fostering District Heating and Cooling in European Cities

Fostering District Heating and Cooling in European Cities

Policy recommendations from the HEATNET project

You have probably heard about the advantages of District Heating and Cooling systems : they increase energy efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to the development […]

Better data can grant cities more ownership

Better data can grant cities more ownership

Exploring Marseille's seawater-based heating project

Marseille’s eco-district of Îlot Allar uses seawater for heating and cooling through a new private initiative: Massileo. This renewable technology is likely to expand in […]

What future for district heating in Eastern European countries? Possible anwsers with the case of Brasov, Romania

What future for district heating in Eastern European countries? Possible anwsers with the case of Brasov, Romania

District heating in general is seen as an important opportunity to decarbonise the heating sector, especially in urban areas, and therefore important to reach European […]

Encounter with our georgian member, Rustavi

Encounter with our georgian member, Rustavi

On 28 and 29 November 2017, in Tbilisi (Georgia), some 20 selected journalists from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova participated in a workshop organised by […]

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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