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French cities call for decentralisation of energy policy

French cities call for decentralisation of energy policy

On March 22, the city of Paris, together with other 19 French cities, co-signed an open letter in Le Monde, asking to redirect part of […]

Not just for techies: Blockchain – more power for cities or for big utilities?

Not just for techies: Blockchain – more power for cities or for big utilities?

You remember having heard about bitcoin, right? It is this virtual currency which has stirred up financial markets and is rapidly conquering the energy sector. […]

EU readies for the “money talk”: Quick overview of what the future could hold

EU readies for the “money talk”: Quick overview of what the future could hold

By next May, the European Commission should put on the table a proposal for the next EU budget, the so-called “Multi-annual Financial Framework” to put […]

Cities meet European decision makers to discuss EU’s future budget and energy policy

Cities meet European decision makers to discuss EU’s future budget and energy policy

On the occasion of the EU Covenant of Mayors Ceremony held on Thursday 22nd of February in Brussels, European mayors and elected representatives from Energy Cities’ Board […]

Covenant of Mayors: A key instrument for the future EU budget

Covenant of Mayors: A key instrument for the future EU budget

In its 10 year-existence, the European Covenant of Mayors has mobilised thousands of local governments to voluntarily implement and exceed EU climate and energy objectives. […]

Interview: Is the energy transition still making the Franco-German heart leap?

Interview: Is the energy transition still making the Franco-German heart leap?

In the past, France and Germany made very different political choices. Today, however, a convergence of their objectives is giving new life to the Franco-German […]

When the EIB is learning from cities: more EU money for local energy?

When the EIB is learning from cities: more EU money for local energy?

On Monday, the Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank (EIB) admitted for the first time city delegates to its annual meeting with civil society. All ears, the […]

An EU budget to make energy citizens a reality

An EU budget to make energy citizens a reality

Where should the money go? Read Energy Cities and CEE Bankwatch network’s proposal on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post 2020. In a joint […]

Destination 100% Renewable Energy: How far are cities?

Destination 100% Renewable Energy: How far are cities?

The road to 100% renewable energy obviously passes through ambitious actions from cities. In the framework of the EU Renewables Networking Platform Project, Energy Cities sheds some […]

Innovative Financing in Cities and Regions: Join a unique EU-wide P2P learning programme!

Innovative Financing in Cities and Regions: Join a unique EU-wide P2P learning programme!

The new Peer-to-Peer learning project PROSPECT H2020 has just launched its first call for applications! PROSPECT will offer you a total of 3 learning cycles on innovative […]

Financing local climate & energy actions: Get inspired by Covenant cities and regions!

Financing local climate & energy actions: Get inspired by Covenant cities and regions!

Cities and regions of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy are taking action to mitigate climate change, adapt to its unavoidable consequences and […]

What future for district heating in Eastern European countries? Possible anwsers with the case of Brasov, Romania

What future for district heating in Eastern European countries? Possible anwsers with the case of Brasov, Romania

District heating in general is seen as an important opportunity to decarbonise the heating sector, especially in urban areas, and therefore important to reach European […]

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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