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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 […]

A sharper, 3D vision of our energy future

A sharper, 3D vision of our energy future

Energy Cities’ political 3D vision allows for both a wide-viewing angle and a high precision look at the energy future. Three components that will bring […]

Milton Keynes: Boosting electric car use towards “ultra-low emission” mobility

Milton Keynes: Boosting electric car use towards “ultra-low emission” mobility

Energy Cities’ member city of Milton Keynes (UK) was selected, based on its city-specific plan, as winner of the Go Ultra Low City Scheme which […]

Thessaloniki and Bottrop: a dialogue between “Municipalities for a strong Europe”

Thessaloniki and Bottrop: a dialogue between “Municipalities for a strong Europe”

The potential to reach social and economic progress through green growth at the local level was the key topic of a German-Greek workshop in Berlin […]

Pamplona heading towards energy self-sufficiency

Pamplona heading towards energy self-sufficiency

The traditional large utility companies may well look at what is happening in the city of Pamplona with suspicion. In this city of 196,000 inhabitants […]

Display® in the Maghreb

Display® in the Maghreb

Thanks to the support from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) Display® is being promoted in the Maghreb. At the beginning of February […]

The Covenant of Mayors launches its “Capacity-sharing Corner”

The Covenant of Mayors launches its “Capacity-sharing Corner”

The very new Covenant Capacity-sharing Corner aims at building and reinforcing signatory cities’ capacities to develop and implement sustainable energy & climate action plans. The “Capacity-sharing […]

UK cities react against the government attack on their freedom to divest

UK cities react against the government attack on their freedom to divest

Several UK cities, including Energy Cities’ member Milton Keynes, have spoken up against controversial plans from the national government to put restrictions on their freedom […]

Barreiro: the foresighted bike booster

Barreiro: the foresighted bike booster

The Portuguese city of Barreiro, located in the Lisbon region, has just invested 4 million euros in the development of a 100k-long cycling path. This […]

Local currencies, a necessary energy transition tool

Local currencies, a necessary energy transition tool

Used as an alternative to the euro in a given locality, a city or a region, complementary local currencies help strengthen, enrich and preserve exchanges […]

Towards Energy Democracy? Our 4 Recommendations for the revised Renewables Directive!

Towards Energy Democracy? Our 4 Recommendations for the revised Renewables Directive!

The 2009 Renewable Energy Directive (RED) has provided a crucial framework and impetus for Member States to enact ambitious national programmes and support schemes for […]

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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