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Energy performance label: Finnish cities support the Display label and call for clearer rules for the voluntary EU scheme

Energy performance label: Finnish cities support the Display label and call for clearer rules for the voluntary EU scheme

The EU campaign Display, launched as early as in 2004, is an information tool to raise the public awareness. Designed by energy experts from European […]

In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy ‘care-free’ energy renovation package

In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy ‘care-free’ energy renovation package

Our member city of Stuttgart, Germany, is developing a tailor-made contracting support service for private house owners.  Despite municipal energy subsidies and technical assistance offered […]

Lyon Metropole: smart city and urban experiments!

Lyon Metropole: smart city and urban experiments!

Lyon Metropole is in constant evolution and is becoming a smart, innovative, sustainable and lively conurbationThe local authority wishes to conciliate economic dynamism and sustainable […]

Thinking local on #WorldWaterDay

Thinking local on #WorldWaterDay

Today is World Water Day! This year’s theme, ’Water and Jobs’ is a great opportunity to remind the benefits of publicly-owned water and energy services. […]

European mayors condemn Brussels U-turn on car emissions limit

European mayors condemn Brussels U-turn on car emissions limit

Following the European Parliament’s failed attempt to veto a proposal allowing car manufacturers to exceed the European gas emissions limits, 20 European mayors – amongst […]

Energy-renovation of houses: In Bordeaux Metropole, 85% of households fit requirements for a dedicated bank loan !

Energy-renovation of houses: In Bordeaux Metropole, 85% of households fit requirements for a dedicated bank loan !

Private housing accounts for 80% of Bordeaux Metropole’s housing stock and thus has been made a priority of its buildings’ energy-retrofitting policy. The objective of […]

A sharper, 3D vision of our energy future

A sharper, 3D vision of our energy future

Energy Cities’ political 3D vision allows for both a wide-viewing angle and a high precision look at the energy future. Three components that will bring […]

Milton Keynes: Boosting electric car use towards “ultra-low emission” mobility

Milton Keynes: Boosting electric car use towards “ultra-low emission” mobility

Energy Cities’ member city of Milton Keynes (UK) was selected, based on its city-specific plan, as winner of the Go Ultra Low City Scheme which […]

Thessaloniki and Bottrop: a dialogue between “Municipalities for a strong Europe”

Thessaloniki and Bottrop: a dialogue between “Municipalities for a strong Europe”

The potential to reach social and economic progress through green growth at the local level was the key topic of a German-Greek workshop in Berlin […]

Pamplona heading towards energy self-sufficiency

Pamplona heading towards energy self-sufficiency

The traditional large utility companies may well look at what is happening in the city of Pamplona with suspicion. In this city of 196,000 inhabitants […]

Display® in the Maghreb

Display® in the Maghreb

Thanks to the support from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) Display® is being promoted in the Maghreb. At the beginning of February […]

The Covenant of Mayors launches its “Capacity-sharing Corner”

The Covenant of Mayors launches its “Capacity-sharing Corner”

The very new Covenant Capacity-sharing Corner aims at building and reinforcing signatory cities’ capacities to develop and implement sustainable energy & climate action plans. The “Capacity-sharing […]

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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