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Lausanne explores the geothermal option for its 2000-watt eco-disctrict

Lausanne explores the geothermal option for its 2000-watt eco-disctrict

As one of the main axes of Lausanne’s large urban-planning project called Métamorphose, the Plaines-du-Loup eco-district, the construction of which is due to start in 2017 on a […]

“Happy Birthday Energy Cities!” – Stefan Scheuer, Coalition for Energy Savings

“Happy Birthday Energy Cities!” – Stefan Scheuer, Coalition for Energy Savings

Energy Cities is bringing fresh wind to the energy transition since 25 years It has become clear that Europe must hurry up to get away […]

Juncker Plan: European Parliament decides to support local energy efficiency projects!

Juncker Plan: European Parliament decides to support local energy efficiency projects!

This was a great week for energy efficiency in the European Parliament. The ITRE committee (Industry, Research and Energy) voted the ring-fencing of EUR 5 […]

LIFE+ for the Energy and Climate Plan of Essonne County (France)

LIFE+ for the Energy and Climate Plan of Essonne County (France)

The French Essonne County, Energy Cities member since 2006, has just published an inspiring summary of the results achieved during its participation in the LIFE+ CLIMATE […]

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 […]

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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