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New start for the European Energy Award®

New start for the European Energy Award®

25 years of experience, 1,397 municipalities participating, total population of 46 million involved, and now the Association European Energy Award AISBL which will take over […]

100%RES – Recommendation 3 : Funding renewable energy production and energy efficiency

100%RES – Recommendation 3 : Funding renewable energy production and energy efficiency

For cities and metropolitan areas, embarking on a 100% renewable energy path involves changing scale and supporting the development of renewable energy production in their […]

Financing energy retrofits in public and residential buildings: two new guidebooks released.

Financing energy retrofits in public and residential buildings: two new guidebooks released.

Three innovative financing schemes that have been tested by 11 European cities and regions

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

A Political Board of Cities to steer the EU Covenant of Mayors

A Political Board of Cities to steer the EU Covenant of Mayors

The European Commission’s Covenant of Mayors held its first political board meeting on Friday 10 February 2017 in Brussels. “Mayors in Europe have been committing […]

Pamplona: How does the city take back control of its energy services?

Pamplona: How does the city take back control of its energy services?

It is not an easy task to make the transition from a private to a city-run system. The circumstances leading to this move can vary […]

100%RES – Recommendation 2 : Creating new urban-rural partnerships

100%RES – Recommendation 2 : Creating new urban-rural partnerships

Local governments want to get involved and participate in the economic development of their area together with new, game-changing stakeholders, cooperatives and smaller businesses. Rural […]

Energy Cities presents a brighter, local State of the Energy Union !

Energy Cities presents a brighter, local State of the Energy Union !

The Energy Union should be an opportunity to accelerate the energy transition and define a new set of roles, rights and responsibilities for the new […]

Hasta la transición! Una transizione per favore!

Hasta la transición! Una transizione per favore!

Energy Cities’ Proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns are now available in Spanish and Italian. 30 propuestas de Energy Cities para la […]

Devolve (to) : verb to be conjugated in the present to improve the future

Devolve (to) : verb to be conjugated in the present to improve the future

… or how to achieve the energy transition ! [I devolve…] Devolution is the shift of competences for public services from central government to sub-national or […]

Site visit – Condominium energy retrofitting in Paris : It takes trust, entrepreneurship and ambition!

Site visit – Condominium energy retrofitting in Paris : It takes trust, entrepreneurship and ambition!

On the occasion of the kick-off meeting of ACE-Retrofitting – Interreg North-West Europe, the Paris Climate Agency (Agence Parisienne du Climat – APC) organised in cooperation with […]

EU Emission Trading System: European Parliament puts a cap on local investments in “Modernisation Fund”

EU Emission Trading System: European Parliament puts a cap on local investments in “Modernisation Fund”

The EU Emission Trading System (ETS), a key tool of EU climate policy and the world’s largest carbon trading instrument, is currently being reformed for […]

An EU Roadmap 2050 (and other results) from the “Post-carbon cities of tomorrow” project

An EU Roadmap 2050 (and other results) from the “Post-carbon cities of tomorrow” project

As one of the major results of the POCACITO 7FP project (2014-2016), an EU Roadmap 2050 was published in December 2016 and calls for cities […]

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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