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Energy Cities to the German government: Support an ambitious EU Energy Efficiency Directive

Energy Cities to the German government: Support an ambitious EU Energy Efficiency Directive

The former Energiewende pioneer needs to seriously step up

In an open letter sent to the German Minister for Energy and Economy, Peter Altmaier, our president and lord mayor of Heidelberg, Eckart Würzner, calls on Germany to champion a strong and robust energy efficiency policy for Europe through the future Energy Efficiency Directive.

Air, Climate, Energy: all responsible

Air, Climate, Energy: all responsible

Policy brief by Claire Roumet A hotchpotch of players On 17th May, the cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid lodged a complaint with the European Court […]

Blockchain: bringing cooperation to the energy market

Blockchain: bringing cooperation to the energy market

Think of an ant hill. Imagine hundreds, thousands of little self-organised insects moving in all directions, some of them handing tiny pieces of leaves over […]

Cities: testbeds for energy innovation

Cities: testbeds for energy innovation

Energy Cities's contribution to the Energy Atlas 2018

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the German Green Political Foundation, recently released its Energy Atlas 2018 – Facts and Figures about Renewables in Europe. The Atlas […]

EPC and why public authorities shouldn’t shy away from it – New Guide on EPC Accounting Rules released

EPC and why public authorities shouldn’t shy away from it – New Guide on EPC Accounting Rules released

As follow-up to the EUROSTAT accounting rules decision last year, a new guide has been published by EIB, Commission and Eurostat : “The Practitioners’ Guide on […]

How to make people passionate about the future of their cities

How to make people passionate about the future of their cities

Four #RENNES2018 lessons learnt

If you work on the energy transition, the same word comes up repeatedly: participation. But how can local authorities make sure this is not an […]

#rennes2018 conference about sharing responsibilities in a radically new energy system

#rennes2018 conference about sharing responsibilities in a radically new energy system

Energy Cities’ Annual Conference 2018 was hosted in France by the City and Metropolitan Area of Rennes, from 18-20th April. The most valuable outcomes as […]

Blockchain and energy transition – what challenges for cities? Find out in our newly released publication!

Blockchain and energy transition – what challenges for cities? Find out in our newly released publication!

Energy blockchain experiments and pilots are multiplying, driven by tech-savvy entrepreneurs. It looks like the new technology is disrupting the energy system from Spain to […]

An EU budget to achieve Europe’s climate objectives

An EU budget to achieve Europe’s climate objectives

Energy cities joined a broad group of business associations, civil society, think tanks and other organisations to ask President Juncker to make sure that the EU’s future finances are aligned with Europe’s climate objectives and consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Hardwiring climate action into the next research and innovation programme

Hardwiring climate action into the next research and innovation programme

A recently published letter puts pressure on Commissioners Moedas and Oettinger

Energy cities joined a broad group of business associations, civil society, think tanks and other organisations to ask Commissioners Moedas and Oettinger to make sure that the EU’s next research and innovation programme allows for an effective climate action.

Participatory processes: a way to more effective and inclusive policies

Participatory processes: a way to more effective and inclusive policies

ENLARGE is a project funded by the European programme Horizon 2020, that allows people to better understand the outcomes of their involvement in participatory processes, […]

Like a too long winter

Like a too long winter

by Claire Roumet, Executive Director of Energy Cities The energy climate reminds me of the present weather conditions: a long, almost never-ending winter seems to […]

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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