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France-Germany: The energy transition to boost EU’s economy

France-Germany: The energy transition to boost EU’s economy

Could the Franco-German couple push the Juncker Plan to support investment in energy efficiency and renewables? This is what the French and German Ministers for […]

Tuesday 7 April 2015 Paul Voss and Euroheat & Power wish a happy birthday to Energy Cities!

Tuesday 7 April 2015 Paul Voss and Euroheat & Power wish a happy birthday to Energy Cities!

http://www.energy-cities.eu/-25-years-of-Energy-Cities- Happy Birthday to an Old Friend! Since my first steps in the world of district energy networks 4 years ago, I have found Energy […]

Breaking news: #COP21 cancelled as cities have put the world back on track

Breaking news: #COP21 cancelled as cities have put the world back on track

At an emergency press conference organised this morning, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced the amazing news: local authorities have won the fight against climate […]

European capitals and big cities commit to joint public procurement #COP21

European capitals and big cities commit to joint public procurement #COP21

This Thursday, 26 March, about thirty mayors from European capitals and big cities gathered in Paris, which is to host the COP21 in December. Amongst […]

Litoměřice, the next Czech post-carbon city

Litoměřice, the next Czech post-carbon city

While it has traditionally been relying on coal combustion for most of its energy use, the city is now taking steps towards a low-carbon future. […]

The Energy Union partially eclipsed by the Energy Nations

The Energy Union partially eclipsed by the Energy Nations

Still a strong focus on large infrastructure and interconnectors

Today (20 March), the European Council delivered its conclusions on the Energy Union. There were some good opportunities to seize. And there were some reasons to worry. […]

EIB should increase its focus on energy efficiency and renewables at local level

EIB should increase its focus on energy efficiency and renewables at local level

Energy Cities contributed to the public consultation on approach of the European Investment Bank to Climate Action. The consultation was launched as part of the EIB’s desire […]

Welcome to smart houses! Helsinki (Finland)

Welcome to smart houses! Helsinki (Finland)

The first residents moved into the new smart houses in the Helsinki district of Kalasatama at the end of February. This district is the first […]

“We need your positive energy”: EU Commission Vice President Šefčovič meets Energy Cities mayors

“We need your positive energy”: EU Commission Vice President Šefčovič meets Energy Cities mayors

Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič held an exchange of views with Energy Cities Board of Directors on 6 March 2015, one week […]

Frankfurt-am-Main: Germany’s economic capital city aims at a 95% CO2-emission reduction by 2050

Frankfurt-am-Main: Germany’s economic capital city aims at a 95% CO2-emission reduction by 2050

Frankfurt-am-Main is considered a leading city at global level from its economic power and cultural richness. EU’s 3rd business city has also been an energy […]

EEFIG report identifies ways to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments

EEFIG report identifies ways to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments

Friday 27 February 2015 On 26 February, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) co-convened by the European Commission and UNEP Finance Initiative launched its […]

Energy Union – It can’t work without cities and citizens

Energy Union – It can’t work without cities and citizens

Thursday 26 February 2015 ‘Cities are key to the establishment of the Energy Union project’ said Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič yesterday at a high-level […]

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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