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#100%RES – Recommendation 1 : Giving long-term planning its rightful place

#100%RES – Recommendation 1 : Giving long-term planning its rightful place

Having an ambitious vision of a desirable future and setting a course towards 100% renewable energy encourages and facilitates the engagement of the various local […]

Cities heading towards 100% renewable energy

Cities heading towards 100% renewable energy

CLER, Energy Cities and Réseau Action Climat collaborated to prepare this publication. The aim is to provide guidance and solutions to French cities and metropolitan […]

Democracy, Decentralisation, Divestment: ‘3D screening’ of the EU Energy Package

Democracy, Decentralisation, Divestment: ‘3D screening’ of the EU Energy Package

How “3D compatible” is the newly released, 1200-page strong “clean energy for all Europeans” package released today by the European Commission? How much does it […]

Covenant of Mayors: Transforming Cities into key EU Climate and Energy Actors

Covenant of Mayors: Transforming Cities into key EU Climate and Energy Actors

According to the new study “The Role of Cities in Climate and Energy Policies: The Case of the Covenant of Mayors” by David Donnerer from […]

The low-carbon future starts in buildings: Display® Campaign presented at COP 22

The low-carbon future starts in buildings: Display® Campaign presented at COP 22

While last week’s COP22 highlighted the need for stronger North-South cooperation, Energy Cities presented in Marrakech the ADEME-supported Display® Campaign to cities within the Maghreb. […]

Carbon credits: think local !

Carbon credits: think local !

One of the possible financial incentives to foster low-carbon economies is pricing carbon and regulating its quantity through a carbon emissions trading system (ETS). In […]

Guest Article – “Energising the Sustainable Economy”, by Andrea Crump (London Borough of Sutton)

Guest Article – “Energising the Sustainable Economy”, by Andrea Crump (London Borough of Sutton)

As populations continue to rise and public purse strings tighten, local authorities are having to balance ever-increasing demands on services with fewer and fewer resources […]

Covenant of Mayors: A high-level ceremony to launch the 2nd phase of the initiative in the Eastern Partnership countries

Covenant of Mayors: A high-level ceremony to launch the 2nd phase of the initiative in the Eastern Partnership countries

On 26-27 October, more than 350 representatives of central, regional and local authorities gathered in Yerevan, Armenia, to launch new EU initiatives in support to […]

Blockchain and energy: a paradigm shift ?

Blockchain and energy: a paradigm shift ?

On 26 October, the conference office on studies of Tecsol “Photovoltaic self-consumption and Blockchain” was held in Paris. At this symposium, the Tecsol design office engineers unveiled […]

People powered cities: from the UN climate talks to energy democracy

People powered cities: from the UN climate talks to energy democracy

Developing real solutions to climate and energy challenges will require imagination, determination and inspiration. Inspiration may come from the many cities, communities and even countries […]

#DIVEST – 3 steps to create your fossil-fuel free investment portfolio

#DIVEST – 3 steps to create your fossil-fuel free investment portfolio

A large part of our financial system is currently nourishing unsustainable production and consumption patterns, intensive in carbon and natural resources. Making radical changes by […]

First Net Zero Energy Buildings in Hadera (Israel), an example to follow

First Net Zero Energy Buildings in Hadera (Israel), an example to follow

Hadera, our first member in Israel, is known in its country as an energy city because it hosts critical energy infrastructures such as two national […]

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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