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City of Lorient getting the European Energy Award Label at the first attempt

City of Lorient getting the European Energy Award Label at the first attempt

The National Awarding Committee unanimously recognised the merit of the city of Lorient’s application, which testifies to the dynamism that the city has long shown […]

New Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: EU Institutions strengthen alliance with cities

New Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: EU Institutions strengthen alliance with cities

Hundreds of city representatives flocked to the European Parliament yesterday 15 October for the 2015 Covenant Ceremony launching the New Integrated Covenant of Mayors for […]

Response to the New Energy Market Design Consultation

Response to the New Energy Market Design Consultation

In July, the European Commission launched a public consultation process on the new energy market design

Energy Cities responded to the European Commission consultation on the new Energy Market Design, running until the end of October 2015. In our view, the new energy market design should ensure equal treatment and non-discrimination for all market players, be it private companies or energy citizens.

Energy Cities’ photo contest: Discover Brussels’ new urban artwork!

Energy Cities’ photo contest: Discover Brussels’ new urban artwork!

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Energy Cities organised a photo contest in the beginning of the year. Brussels (Belgium), Heerlen (the Netherlands) and […]

The new EU Energy Market Design: how local authorities could get better access

The new EU Energy Market Design: how local authorities could get better access

Today closes the EU Commission’s Consultation on the new Energy Market Design. See the main points of Energy Cities’ response. Energy Cities welcomes the Commission’s initiative […]

Energy Cities creates a permanent working group on sustainable mobility

Energy Cities creates a permanent working group on sustainable mobility

Starting with 6 of our member cities, this thematic working group will allow us to explore challenging issues and find best mobility solutions for European […]

EU after-summer policy wrap-up

EU after-summer policy wrap-up

What are the crunch issues of the current and future EU Agenda for cities committed to the energy transition? Read this editorial by Claire Roumet, […]

EU Smart Cities Agenda should push for an energy transition with cities and their citizens at the core

EU Smart Cities Agenda should push for an energy transition with cities and their citizens at the core

The European Parliament’s Resolution on the Urban Dimension of EU Policies adopted by the plenary on the 9 September constitutes a push for an energy transition with […]

Launch of the largest ever consultation on the future of the Covenant of Mayors

Launch of the largest ever consultation on the future of the Covenant of Mayors

The Covenant of Mayors initiative, launched in 2008, was born intrinsically linked to the European Union’s 2020 climate and energy package. Close to 6,500 signatory […]

Unlocking investments in cities: Review of ELENA-EIB projects in Barcelona, Bristol, Malmö, Paris and Brussels-Capital Region

Unlocking investments in cities: Review of ELENA-EIB projects in Barcelona, Bristol, Malmö, Paris and Brussels-Capital Region

Energy Cities published a review of the projects undertaken in the cities of Paris, Malmö (in association with Lund and Helsingborg), Barcelona, Bristol and Brussels-Capital […]

Germany championing “civic energy”

Germany championing “civic energy”

More than 1,000 energy cooperatives created 51% of renewable energy capacity is owend by citizens (40%) and farmers (11%) Since 2007, about 170 municipalities have bought back the grid from […]

Non-state players’ message to COP21 negotiators: Empowering sub-national governments and divesting from fossil fuels

Non-state players’ message to COP21 negotiators: Empowering sub-national governments and divesting from fossil fuels

Gathered in Lyon on the occasion of the World Summit Climate & Territories for two days (1-2 July), hundreds of non-state players debated climate mitigation […]

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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