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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 […]

3 steps for EV charging in your city for the lowest possible cost

3 steps for EV charging in your city for the lowest possible cost

The electrification of transport is well underway, with record numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) being sold in Europe in 2020. We need widespread charging infrastructure, […]

Let’s move (and make things happen)!

Let’s move (and make things happen)!

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Starting the year with a thematic newsletter on mobility may seem odd considering that all of Europe is in the grip of lockdown. No, we […]

The EU’s Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy

The EU’s Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy

Ambitious goals centered on cities

The EU has released its ‘Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy’ which sets out a number of goals for how people and goods will move around […]

Green mobility in Brasov

Green mobility in Brasov

A chat with the communication specialist of the city's Energy Agency

When we decided to focus on mobility for our first newsletter of the year, I immediately thought to contact our member ABMEE, Brasov’s Energy Agency. […]

The questions climate neutral cities must answer

The questions climate neutral cities must answer

Our latest article for the magazine “FORESIGHT Climate & Energy”

What does climate neutrality mean for cities? In our latest article for the magazine “FORESIGHT Climate & Energy” we talk about the confusion that lays […]

Where will the next Living Streets be?

Where will the next Living Streets be?

Find out who are the lucky winners in Croatia, Greece and Portugal

In the framework of our EUKI Living Streets project, we are helping cities to create the streets of their dreams together with their inhabitants. Stop […]

Ready to ditch your car?

Ready to ditch your car?

Feedback on and evaluation of the operation “I ditch my old banger” in Grenoble

In late 2017, during several months, over 200 residents of Grenoble took part in the “I ditch my old banger” operation jointly led by the […]

Pedalling our way through the pandemic

Pedalling our way through the pandemic

Pop-up bike lanes as a countermeasure to fight COVID

Last year, many cities in Europe created cycle lanes at an unprecedented speed. Local policy-makers left the usual rigid bureaucratic corset to practice tactical urbanism. How was that possible and how long-lasting will the improvised cycling measures be?

E-cargo bikes in Milton Keynes

E-cargo bikes in Milton Keynes

The city encourages businesses to use the new e-cargo bike rental scheme to reduce congestion and emissions

Before COVID, when times were simpler, Energy Cities favoured visits and peer-to-peer meetings to exchange and share ideas and experiences. During a visit in Växjö, […]

5 years after the Paris Agreement: Mission (im)possible?

5 years after the Paris Agreement: Mission (im)possible?

Learn about the latest developments in EU policy in Energy Cities' What's EUp? - December 2020

On the 12th of December 2015, the adoption of the Paris Agreement was hailed as a historic milestone in tackling the climate crisis. At the time, some world leaders even spoke of “having saved the world” from the catastrophic impacts of climate change. Now, 5 years later, where do we stand in achieving the aims of the Paris Agreement? Is there cause for optimism on the success of this mission, or are we dangerously falling short in delivering the action needed? In this last What’s EUp of a turbulent 2020 engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Energy Cities draws a state of play on the occasion of the first major “anniversary” of the Paris Agreement.

Regaining confidence

Regaining confidence

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

I have changed my mind at least 10 times about the content of this editorial. Traditionally, in December, we look at the past year, and […]

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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