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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 […]

#100%RES – Recommendation 1 : Giving long-term planning its rightful place

#100%RES – Recommendation 1 : Giving long-term planning its rightful place

Having an ambitious vision of a desirable future and setting a course towards 100% renewable energy encourages and facilitates the engagement of the various local […]

Cities heading towards 100% renewable energy

Cities heading towards 100% renewable energy

CLER, Energy Cities and Réseau Action Climat collaborated to prepare this publication. The aim is to provide guidance and solutions to French cities and metropolitan […]

Democracy, Decentralisation, Divestment: ‘3D screening’ of the EU Energy Package

Democracy, Decentralisation, Divestment: ‘3D screening’ of the EU Energy Package

How “3D compatible” is the newly released, 1200-page strong “clean energy for all Europeans” package released today by the European Commission? How much does it […]

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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