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Covenant of Mayors: Transforming Cities into key EU Climate and Energy Actors

Covenant of Mayors: Transforming Cities into key EU Climate and Energy Actors

According to the new study “The Role of Cities in Climate and Energy Policies: The Case of the Covenant of Mayors” by David Donnerer from […]

The low-carbon future starts in buildings: Display® Campaign presented at COP 22

The low-carbon future starts in buildings: Display® Campaign presented at COP 22

While last week’s COP22 highlighted the need for stronger North-South cooperation, Energy Cities presented in Marrakech the ADEME-supported Display® Campaign to cities within the Maghreb. […]

Carbon credits: think local !

Carbon credits: think local !

One of the possible financial incentives to foster low-carbon economies is pricing carbon and regulating its quantity through a carbon emissions trading system (ETS). In […]

Guest Article – “Energising the Sustainable Economy”, by Andrea Crump (London Borough of Sutton)

Guest Article – “Energising the Sustainable Economy”, by Andrea Crump (London Borough of Sutton)

As populations continue to rise and public purse strings tighten, local authorities are having to balance ever-increasing demands on services with fewer and fewer resources […]

Covenant of Mayors: A high-level ceremony to launch the 2nd phase of the initiative in the Eastern Partnership countries

Covenant of Mayors: A high-level ceremony to launch the 2nd phase of the initiative in the Eastern Partnership countries

On 26-27 October, more than 350 representatives of central, regional and local authorities gathered in Yerevan, Armenia, to launch new EU initiatives in support to […]

Blockchain and energy: a paradigm shift ?

Blockchain and energy: a paradigm shift ?

On 26 October, the conference office on studies of Tecsol “Photovoltaic self-consumption and Blockchain” was held in Paris. At this symposium, the Tecsol design office engineers unveiled […]

People powered cities: from the UN climate talks to energy democracy

People powered cities: from the UN climate talks to energy democracy

Developing real solutions to climate and energy challenges will require imagination, determination and inspiration. Inspiration may come from the many cities, communities and even countries […]

#DIVEST – 3 steps to create your fossil-fuel free investment portfolio

#DIVEST – 3 steps to create your fossil-fuel free investment portfolio

A large part of our financial system is currently nourishing unsustainable production and consumption patterns, intensive in carbon and natural resources. Making radical changes by […]

First Net Zero Energy Buildings in Hadera (Israel), an example to follow

First Net Zero Energy Buildings in Hadera (Israel), an example to follow

Hadera, our first member in Israel, is known in its country as an energy city because it hosts critical energy infrastructures such as two national […]

The Brussels Green Loan: another incentive encouraging Brussels citizens to energy retrofit their homes

The Brussels Green Loan: another incentive encouraging Brussels citizens to energy retrofit their homes

Buildings are responsible for 72% of the energy consumed in the area of Brussels-Capital Region. Since 2004, the region has launched a number of incentives, […]

Porto: Fighting energy poverty through deep renovation of buildings

Porto: Fighting energy poverty through deep renovation of buildings

The deep renovation of the neighbourhood of Rainha Dona Leonor resulted in a significant reduction of energy consumption, an increased production of renewable energy, reduction […]

In Barcelona, trees temper the Mediterranean city climate

In Barcelona, trees temper the Mediterranean city climate

As a Mediterranean coastal city, Barcelona is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Its high population density also magnifies the local heat island effect which causes […]

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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