Laundry, Sufficiency and the Climate Pact

Laundry, Sufficiency and the Climate Pact

Why a sufficiency-first approach to the Green Deal is needed for cities

I have two little boys and in our family photos they look like little angels. They are not. They are little savages. They fight, throw […]

No more business as usual – planning a low carbon Cities & Citizens Energy Forum

No more business as usual – planning a low carbon Cities & Citizens Energy Forum

4 greener ways to welcome you

2020 will be a very important year for Energy Cities: not only we are turning 30, but we are also organising the first Cities & […]

Booming bike use in Brussels as European Mobility Week kicks off

Booming bike use in Brussels as European Mobility Week kicks off

Cycling commuters have doubled in Brussels in the last five years

Cycling in Brussels has been surging in popularity the last few years with 16% more cyclists in 2018 compared to 2017 and an average 13% […]

Energy Cities goes to Marseille

Energy Cities goes to Marseille

A breath of fresh air at 40 degrees

It happens to everyone: sometimes, we focus so much on projects, policy files and deadlines that we forget to breathe, look around, and talk with […]

Ecological transition means changes (everyday life + approach)

Ecological transition means changes (everyday life + approach)

Policy brief by Claire Roumet

Yes, this equation seems strange – maybe even a little absurd. It’s a summary – a very condensed one – of the response given by […]

The youth revolution

The youth revolution

Policy brief by Claire Roumet

I am not very fond of articles flaunting their author’s personal life. Yet, what I will remember from this January is the day my daughter […]

Support a fair energy transition by sharing your city’s experience

Support a fair energy transition by sharing your city’s experience

“A city is not gauged by its length and width, but the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams” – Herb Caen […]

Policy brief: A call for local liberties

Policy brief: A call for local liberties

by Claire Roumet, Executive director of Energy Cities A battle of figures and concepts is being fought in Brussels and the UN negotiations. Now is […]

Covenant Cities in the Spotlight: And the winners are… [drum roll]

Covenant Cities in the Spotlight: And the winners are… [drum roll]

Yesterday, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete announced the winners of the first ever Covenant Cities in the Spotlight awards at the European […]

Artificial Intelligence – the next frontier for local energy transition

Artificial Intelligence – the next frontier for local energy transition

From drones, self-driving cars and robot vacuum cleaners sweeping our homes to chatbots answering our service requests, artificial intelligence (AI) is already appearing more and […]

Energy Renovation Match-making Forum in Paris

Energy Renovation Match-making Forum in Paris

A Match-making Forum on energy retrofitting was held on 27 February in Paris as part of the ACE-Retrofitting project. Here are some highlights of this […]

A Good summer energy in Bielsko-Biała!

A Good summer energy in Bielsko-Biała!

The Beskids Festival of Good Energy – 6th edition of a very popular and recreative festival on energy, environmental and climate protection – took place […]

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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