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“Cathedral thinking”

“Cathedral thinking”

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

I have spent part of the summer teleworking in Bourges, central France. And Bourges has the most beautiful cathedral in the world. Yes, I know, […]

Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

Our suggestions for this year’s digital edition

Every year, the European Week of Regions and Cities brings together European regions and cities to promote learnings and good practice of regional policy-making. Due […]

‘La Rentrée’ 2020 with COVID-19

‘La Rentrée’ 2020 with COVID-19

Brussels tackles a packed EU autumn agenda in uncertain times

Strasbourg has been added to the ‘Red Zone’ list for coronavirus infections calling into question the upcoming plenary session of the European Parliament where EU […]

Linking Supply and Demand for condo retrofits in Frankfurt

Linking Supply and Demand for condo retrofits in Frankfurt

The key role played by the city in pairing condo owners and the construction industry to drive energy retrofits

It’s a simple thing but it is paying big dividends in the challenge to retrofit condominiums in Frankfurt. It is a directory of construction suppliers […]

Four solutions to make European cities bicycle-friendly

Four solutions to make European cities bicycle-friendly

A guest article by Alberto Vela of the European Cyclists' Federation

In this guest article Alberto Vela of the European Cyclists’ Federation looks at how European policy makers have set their sights on the bicycle during the […]

How Aberdeen and Scotland are tackling complicated condo energy retrofits

How Aberdeen and Scotland are tackling complicated condo energy retrofits

4 key criteria and appealing to everyone’s desire for a nice home

In the world of energy retrofits we tend to focus on the technical elements like thermal bridging, low carbon heat and doing things faster and […]

New contest to recognise leading cities in clean energy

New contest to recognise leading cities in clean energy

Will an Energy Cities member be the first city in the Fully Charged Hall of Fame?

Fully Charged, the world’s most popular Clean Energy and Electric Vehicle Programme and Podcast, has announced a new contest to ‘shine a light on cities […]

EU’s Recovery Package garners praise, but what’s in it?

EU’s Recovery Package garners praise, but what’s in it?

An unprecedented spending package passes its first step, still needs further approvals

The Economist, famous for its reserved language, called the EU’s new budget and accompanying recovery package a ‘landmark event’. Not to be outdone, the Dalai […]

A green wave in the municipal elections

A green wave in the municipal elections

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

This was this month’s headline news in France, but not only, which is probably even more revealing. The municipal elections held in late June in […]

Funding and financing opportunities: Two new guides from the Covenant of Mayors

Funding and financing opportunities: Two new guides from the Covenant of Mayors

Two new publications on Financial Institutions Instruments & EU Funding Programme

The Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office, led by Energy Cities, develops publications that help cities and towns get a better understanding of the financing […]

Do you want to create a living street?

Do you want to create a living street?

We are looking for cities in Portugal and Greece

Energy Cities is supporting local authorities in Croatia, Greece and Portugal in developing living streets concepts together th their citizens. Thanks to the EUKI Living […]

The EU Commission’s Hydrogen Prescription for System Integration

The EU Commission’s Hydrogen Prescription for System Integration

New strategies launched pushing energy efficiency and targeting sectors difficult to decarbonise

The European Commission’s new hydrogen strategy and energy system integration strategy have been launched. The two strategies work together. The hydrogen strategy is about developing […]

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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