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European Investment Bank vows to divest from fossil fuels

European Investment Bank vows to divest from fossil fuels

New draft energy lending policy might turn the EIB into EU's first climate bank by end of 2020

In its draft describing the new energy lending policy published today, the European Investment Bank takes a big step for climate action. Will it be able to stick to its promise?

Is it a crime to be an optimist?

Is it a crime to be an optimist?

Policy brief by Claire Roumet

It could be the object of the philosophy test of school year 2018/2019 but it actually is one of the questions I’m most often asked […]

Join our free peer-to-peer learning modules on innovative financing

Join our free peer-to-peer learning modules on innovative financing

PROSPECT H2020 has launched its fourth and last call for applications. Don’t miss it!

Since 2017, PROSPECT enables the exchange of knowledge and experience between EU cities and regions, on innovative financing schemes for their local projects on energy […]

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 […]

Tools and information to improve energy practices in your city

Tools and information to improve energy practices in your city

Energy Cities’ new website: take a look around

It’s official: our new website is live. We are proud and happy to present the redesigned information hub of our network. For you, energy transitioners, […]

What’s EUp ? Showing, Sharing, Shaking

What’s EUp ? Showing, Sharing, Shaking

Energy Cities' EU policy intelligence bulletin

How to reach climate neutral cities? And what is the critical role of the EU in this process? Energy Cities’ members have a clear “3D” […]

All against energy poverty

All against energy poverty

A look back at the "Right to energy" forum

Coinciding with the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the Right to Energy coalition organised a forum on 19 and 20 June to rally public […]

Transition cities: from black to green

Transition cities: from black to green

There is life after coal!

Energy transition in coal mining regions is not a new issue, but lately, it has come up often in my newsfeed. I am sure you […]

Our analysis of EU Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans reveals lack of recognition towards local action

Our analysis of EU Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans reveals lack of recognition towards local action

The draft versions of EU Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) were to be submitted by the end of 2018. Yesterday, 18 June, […]

On the rise: 328 Mayors now calling for a peak in emissions next year

On the rise: 328 Mayors now calling for a peak in emissions next year

Joint letter against the background of discussions around a "net zero EU" by 2050

Momentum for a net zero EU by 2050 continues to grow. An incredible 328 mayors from across Europe have now signed the joint letter calling […]

New guidebook

New guidebook

How cities can unleash the power of community energy

The community energy landscape in Europe has been radically transformed by the Renewable Energy Directive. The new landscape will only be fully mapped as communities […]

Navigating the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

Navigating the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

Energy Cities’ picks

Do you plan to be in Brussels for the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)? During this yearly event, taking place from the 17th to the […]

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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