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Urban freight distribution: SMILE information guide gathers energy-efficient best practices

Urban freight distribution: SMILE information guide gathers energy-efficient best practices

Urban freight transport plays a key role towards the economic vitality of the cities. Goods transport and delivery are fundamental elements of economic activity that […]

Financing sustainable energy: Finding your way

Financing sustainable energy: Finding your way

Cities often find it challenging to find their way through the complex maze of EU funding streams, programmes and mechanisms. Two new tools should help. The […]

Energy Cities’ 25th anniversary : City of Brussels rewarded for its energetic… team!

Energy Cities’ 25th anniversary : City of Brussels rewarded for its energetic… team!

The city of Brussels was officially handed out the 1st prize of ’My city, my team, my energy’ photo contest yesterday (Thursday 18 June 2015) […]

Energy transition, a true vitamin cocktail for the local economy!

Energy transition, a true vitamin cocktail for the local economy!

In its study “Economic impact of the energy transition at local level”, Energy Cities identified mechanisms through which energy transition measures stimulate the local economy. […]

Epernay and Ettlingen: A successful TANDEM for the local energy transition

Epernay and Ettlingen: A successful TANDEM for the local energy transition

The twinning arrangement between the French city of Epernay and the German city of Ettlingen was initiated in 1953. It is the second oldest city-twinning […]

#COP21 – European mayors’ message to Paris negotiators

#COP21 – European mayors’ message to Paris negotiators

In the latest issue of Energy Cities INFO magazine, the mayors of Figueres (Spain), Växjö (Sweden) and Milton Keynes (UK) express their expectations as regards […]

Adrian Joyce wishes a Happy Birthday to Energy Cities, “an Innovative, Communicative and Provocative” partner!

Adrian Joyce wishes a Happy Birthday to Energy Cities, “an Innovative, Communicative and Provocative” partner!

I have known and worked with Energy Cities for over a decade and I stand impressed by its approach to encouraging cities to be front […]

Decentralisation, devolution… Revolution!

Decentralisation, devolution… Revolution!

In the course of the past few decades, new players have entered the energy management arena, in what could be characterised as a new era […]

Resilient cities #3: Developing new financing approaches

Resilient cities #3: Developing new financing approaches

The budget cuts recently experienced by European cities have led local players to get creative also in terms of funding solutions. Local authorities themselves are […]

Energy Cities members commit to city-to-city cooperation as a key tool for the energy transition

Energy Cities members commit to city-to-city cooperation as a key tool for the energy transition

Ahead of the COP21 to be held in December 2015, Energy Cities’ members commit to sharing their knowledge, expertise and vision with cities around the […]

In North America, Vancouver aims to become the first green city by 2020!

In North America, Vancouver aims to become the first green city by 2020!

There is a kind of competition between very big cities… As Copenhagen announced its ambition to run on 100 % renewable energy by 2025, Mayor of […]

Setting the scene: The European Parliament’s debate on energy security

Setting the scene: The European Parliament’s debate on energy security

At the end of 2014, the European Parliament published a report on the European Energy Security Strategy focusing on diversifying import routes for fossil fuels. It however […]

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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