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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 […]

Secretary General of CEDEC Gert de Block wishes Energy Cities “a long life”

Secretary General of CEDEC Gert de Block wishes Energy Cities “a long life”

To a long life for Energy Cities, to a successful cooperation on energy transition! On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, I would like to […]

Resilient cities #2: Bristol, Toronto and El Hierro aim for self sufficiency

Resilient cities #2: Bristol, Toronto and El Hierro aim for self sufficiency

According to the World Health Organisation, “resilient and empowered communities respond proactively to new or adverse situa- tions, prepare for economic, social and environmental change and […]

Resilient cities #1: Developing new forms of governance

Resilient cities #1: Developing new forms of governance

Fostering resilience is a community matter. French journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin states: “On the ground, those projects that are performing the best are […]

When waste isn’t waste: How a city can regenerate its resources

When waste isn’t waste: How a city can regenerate its resources

Excerpt from Energy Cities INFO #43 by Fiona Woo, Policy Officer – Climate and Energy, World Future Council. The World Future Council brings the interests of […]

Energy Cities’ Photo Contest: And the winners of urban art pieces are…

Energy Cities’ Photo Contest: And the winners of urban art pieces are…

On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, Energy Cities launched a Photo Contest that was open to all members of the network. From 15 January […]

A warm welcome to our new member cities and Board of Directors!

A warm welcome to our new member cities and Board of Directors!

Since the latest General Assembly, Energy Cities is proud to have welcomed 18 new members from 10 different countries. New members Aradippou (Cyprus)Clermont Communauté (France)Epernay (France)Ettlingen Stadtwerke (Germany)Faaborg Midtfyn (Denmark)Hadera (Israel) […]

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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