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New EU decision lifts key barrier to investing in energy efficiency projects

New EU decision lifts key barrier to investing in energy efficiency projects

On the 19th of September, the EU statistical service Eurostat published a new guidance note on how to classify Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) in government […]

Financing the energy renovation of buildings: when budgets are low, creativity rises!

Financing the energy renovation of buildings: when budgets are low, creativity rises!

While ensuring proper energy renovation of the EU’s building stock is crucial to achieve our energy transition, austerity and cuts in public budgets limit the […]

United in Diversity? What Europe can do with its energy policy

United in Diversity? What Europe can do with its energy policy

By Claire Roumet and Dirk Vansintjan Republished from Euractiv – 13 sept. 2017 As the energy market is being shaken up by the arrival of […]

Energy transition and democracy in Nantes: an independent citizens’ commission hands over its report to the metropolitan council

Energy transition and democracy in Nantes: an independent citizens’ commission hands over its report to the metropolitan council

The results of Nantes’ Great Debate on the energy transition, the only one of its kind in France – and possibly in Europe – by […]

Smarter Together: Munich, when e-vehicles clean the streets!

Smarter Together: Munich, when e-vehicles clean the streets!

SMARTER TOGETHER is a joint project that aims to improve citizen’s quality of life in nowadays transforming cities. Three lighthouse cities will implement the main […]

Electric car sharing scheme is coming to Christchurch

Electric car sharing scheme is coming to Christchurch

A reduction in emissions, more efficient use of vehicles and publically available car sharing will be delivered as part of a 100% battery electric car […]

Cities need support for clean air measures: Energy Cities President meets German chancellor Merkel

Cities need support for clean air measures: Energy Cities President meets German chancellor Merkel

Today, Energy Cities’ President and Mayor of Heidelberg, Dr. Eckart Würzner, meets with German chancellor Angela Merkel during the National Municipal Summit. During the event, […]

The commons transition: it’s all about pooling resources

The commons transition: it’s all about pooling resources

Interview with Michel Bauwens, President of the Foundation for P2P Alternatives Mr Bauwens, since March 2017, you have been assisting the city of Ghent, Belgium, with […]

Smart mobility projects as change-makers? Outcomes from workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria

Smart mobility projects as change-makers? Outcomes from workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria

Common problems and joint solutions for smart mobility and citizen engagement were at the focus of a thematic workshop in Sofia in the framework of […]

Colours and science to raise environmental awareness in Bielsko-Biala!

Colours and science to raise environmental awareness in Bielsko-Biala!

The Beskids Good Energy Festival took place June 9 in Energy Cities’ Polish member city Bielsko-Biala. It was the 7th edition of a very popular […]

Stuttgart : towards a carbon neutral city thanks to a local energy ownership

Stuttgart : towards a carbon neutral city thanks to a local energy ownership

In 2011, Stuttgart City Council set up the municipal utility Die Stadtwerke Stuttgart (SWS) as a subsidiary of Stuttgarter Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft, in charge of […]

Energy Cities President meets Members of European Parliament to discuss role of cities in EU Energy Union governance

Energy Cities President meets Members of European Parliament to discuss role of cities in EU Energy Union governance

On July 6th, on the occasion of the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg, Energy Cities’ President and Lord Mayor of Heidelberg, Eckart Würzner, compared […]

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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