Progress in energy efficiency – your opinion counts!

Progress in energy efficiency – your opinion counts!

How does your country perform in energy efficiency?

Energy Efficiency Watch 4 (EEW4) is a HORIZON 2020 project, coordination and support action, aiming at supporting policy makers in the EU Member States in […]

Are gas boilers the new diesel cars?

Are gas boilers the new diesel cars?

Why Low Emissions Zones for heating could be the next step in achieving a net zero Europe

I need to buy a new car next year. The Brussels region Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) means that my rather battered and polluting diesel 2008 […]

Budapest joins Energy Cities

Budapest joins Energy Cities

We are pleased to welcome Budapest back into our network. Everybody knows Budapest, the capital of Hungary, where the Danube splits in two, home to […]

Condominiums require recognition in the Renovation Wave

Condominiums require recognition in the Renovation Wave

Policy recommendations for a better support of multi-apartment house renovations

With their shared envelope and multiple occupants and owners, deep retrofit of condominiums presents particular challenges. These require recognition in policy at the EU and national level in order to develop the ‘enabling environment’ required to accelerate deep retrofit.

Condominium retrofits are a matter of a long breath

Condominium retrofits are a matter of a long breath

Take-aways from the digital conference

For a long time, and until now, they have been considered the black sheep: multi-flat buildings. As working with condominiums is very complicated for a number […]

Decarbonisation strategies: harvesting local potential

Decarbonisation strategies: harvesting local potential

Our take on the latest edition of the Decarb Cities Conference

How to ensure cities can cover their energy needs while maintaining air quality, reducing the effect of heat islands and therefore contributing to the fight […]

Get ready to #ShowShareShake

Get ready to #ShowShareShake

Discover the Cities & Citizens Energy Forum’s side events!

Last week, we opened registration to our annual conference, the first Cities & Citizens Energy Forum. As you know, this year Energy Cities will celebrate […]

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the launch of the Green Deal on Dec. 11, 2019 to the UNFCCC’s Glasgow CoP 26 conference beginning Nov. 9th, 2020 we are at […]

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 […]

Not upgrading buildings can lead to social disaster

Not upgrading buildings can lead to social disaster

Why encouraging condominium retrofits fights more than climate change

Large parts of the existing building stock are in need of modernisation and better energy performances. How can this happen? And how can we avoid social catastrophes?

The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal

How close to deliver genuine societal transformation?

The large-scale climate mobilizations of these past few years have not been in vain. The European Commission has finally recognized the magnitude – and urgency […]

Spotlight on condominiums: the EU’s orphan buildings

Spotlight on condominiums: the EU’s orphan buildings

About the need to foster renovation coaching services in Europe

In many European Member States, the 3% renovation rate will only be achieved if policies also focus on collective renovation. Fortunately, valuable experience from 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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