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Regaining confidence

Regaining confidence

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

I have changed my mind at least 10 times about the content of this editorial. Traditionally, in December, we look at the past year, and […]

5 years after Paris – Declaration for a Zero Carbon World

5 years after Paris – Declaration for a Zero Carbon World

The emergence of a global culture of mayors

More than 800,000 people tuned into the Zero Carbon Forum to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement and chart a new, more ambitious […]

H2020 PROSPECT ends, with much resources for regions and cities to finance their SECAPs

H2020 PROSPECT ends, with much resources for regions and cities to finance their SECAPs

After three and a half years of intensive work, this is time for the H2020-funded PROSPECT project to end, but not without great successes and […]

Where should green hydrogen fit in your city?

Where should green hydrogen fit in your city?

A short guide to where we think hydrogen can make the biggest impact in a city's energy transition.

Hydrogen is being touted as a solution to many challenges in the energy transition. And it is an exciting and flexible energy carrier that will […]

Seven European cities are showing gas the door

Seven European cities are showing gas the door

With the Decarb City Pipes 2050 project, Bilbao, Bratislava, Dublin, Munich, Rotterdam, Vienna and Winterthur are committed to phasing out fossil fuels from urban heating […]

Charleroi and Talence join Energy Cities

Charleroi and Talence join Energy Cities

Discover our new members’ initiatives

Energy Cities is proud to welcome two new members: Charleroi in Belgium and Talence in France. Charleroi, towards zero-carbon by 2050 Charleroi is a French-speaking […]

50 shades of (grey and blue and green) hydrogen

50 shades of (grey and blue and green) hydrogen

Puzzled by all the colours & jargon? This article is for you

When discussing the future of energy, hydrogen is on everyone’s lips. You might have heard of some of the colours associated to hydrogen, and wondered […]

Powering heritage buildings and districts with solar panels

Powering heritage buildings and districts with solar panels

Berlin’s Reichstag and the Vatican show that heritage is not a barrier to well-designed solar panels

Solar is the new ‘king of electricity’ according to Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). But many cities in Europe with […]

Stop trying to do the wrong things better, just start doing the right things!

Stop trying to do the wrong things better, just start doing the right things!

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Faced with a pandemic, an unprecedented social and economic crisis, growing democratic uncertainty and the ever-present climate challenge, the time has come for us to […]

Join the North-South MED exchange & replication programme

Join the North-South MED exchange & replication programme

City partnerships - call for applications

Whether you are for example from Croatia, Lebanon, Italy, Turkey or neighbouring countries: This is your city’s chance to connect with local leaders from the […]

Resources for a Rapid Renovation Wave

Resources for a Rapid Renovation Wave

A collection of guides, case studies and possibilities to ramp up the renovation wave across Europe

There is no ‘one size fits all’ guide to renovation. Fortunately Energy Cities’ members have been striving for better buildings for years. This is a […]

Community Power for the Renovation Wave

Community Power for the Renovation Wave

What role for city-citizens cooperation in energy efficiency interventions?

When thinking about energy efficiency and renovation, energy communities might not be the first option that comes to mind. However, citizens (as prosumers or members […]

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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