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EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete invites mayors to join the new Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to make Europe “a sustainable low-carbon and climate-resilient society”

EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete invites mayors to join the new Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to make Europe “a sustainable low-carbon and climate-resilient society”

Following up on the historic international agreement on climate change reached last December in Paris, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete […]

Small-scale biomass-based cogeneration: different techniques being tested in South East Sweden

Small-scale biomass-based cogeneration: different techniques being tested in South East Sweden

Energy Cities member, the Energy Agency for South East Sweden, is currently involved in the testing of three different techniques for small-scale biomass-based cogeneration (gasifier, […]

An innovative platform to achieve the 2020 climate and energy targets

An innovative platform to achieve the 2020 climate and energy targets

Our member Klimaatverbond recently informed us that the Dutch Agreement on Energy for Sustainable Growth concluded between 47 organisations in 2013 is finally available in English. Combining […]

Climate deal in New York : how local climate action could make world leaders blush

Climate deal in New York : how local climate action could make world leaders blush

Today, 162 countries are expected to sign the Paris Climate Agreement in New York. This is an important step, concluding months of harsh negotiations. However, would they […]

Energy efficiency implemented too slowly in Europe

Energy efficiency implemented too slowly in Europe

A status report

More than 1.100 experts from all 28 EU Member States were consulted about the relative progress in energy policies of their own countries in the […]

EU Emission Trading System: Our 5 recommendations for a sensible use of the “Modernisation Fund”

EU Emission Trading System: Our 5 recommendations for a sensible use of the “Modernisation Fund”

The EU Emission Trading System (ETS), launched in 2005, is a pillar of EU climate policy and the largest system of its kind. Giving a […]

Energy performance label: Finnish cities support the Display label and call for clearer rules for the voluntary EU scheme

Energy performance label: Finnish cities support the Display label and call for clearer rules for the voluntary EU scheme

The EU campaign Display, launched as early as in 2004, is an information tool to raise the public awareness. Designed by energy experts from European […]

In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy ‘care-free’ energy renovation package

In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy ‘care-free’ energy renovation package

Our member city of Stuttgart, Germany, is developing a tailor-made contracting support service for private house owners.  Despite municipal energy subsidies and technical assistance offered […]

Lyon Metropole: smart city and urban experiments!

Lyon Metropole: smart city and urban experiments!

Lyon Metropole is in constant evolution and is becoming a smart, innovative, sustainable and lively conurbationThe local authority wishes to conciliate economic dynamism and sustainable […]

Thinking local on #WorldWaterDay

Thinking local on #WorldWaterDay

Today is World Water Day! This year’s theme, ’Water and Jobs’ is a great opportunity to remind the benefits of publicly-owned water and energy services. […]

European mayors condemn Brussels U-turn on car emissions limit

European mayors condemn Brussels U-turn on car emissions limit

Following the European Parliament’s failed attempt to veto a proposal allowing car manufacturers to exceed the European gas emissions limits, 20 European mayors – amongst […]

Energy-renovation of houses: In Bordeaux Metropole, 85% of households fit requirements for a dedicated bank loan !

Energy-renovation of houses: In Bordeaux Metropole, 85% of households fit requirements for a dedicated bank loan !

Private housing accounts for 80% of Bordeaux Metropole’s housing stock and thus has been made a priority of its buildings’ energy-retrofitting policy. The objective of […]

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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