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Progress in energy efficiency – your opinion counts!

Progress in energy efficiency – your opinion counts!

How does your country perform in energy efficiency?

Energy Efficiency Watch 4 (EEW4) is a HORIZON 2020 project, coordination and support action, aiming at supporting policy makers in the EU Member States in […]

Future LIFE programme should support governance changes and citizen energy communities at local level

Future LIFE programme should support governance changes and citizen energy communities at local level

Energy Cities unveils its three proposals on how LIFE can fund cities' clean energy transition

The LIFE programme has been a valuable funding instrument for local authorities to fund best practice, pilot and demonstration projects in the field of energy […]

How can Europe emerge stronger out of the current crisis?

How can Europe emerge stronger out of the current crisis?

Our letter to the President of the European Commission

Energy Cities’ President addressed a letter to the European Commission President von der Leyen to present our solution, in order to ensure economic recovery and […]

Are gas boilers the new diesel cars?

Are gas boilers the new diesel cars?

Why Low Emissions Zones for heating could be the next step in achieving a net zero Europe

I need to buy a new car next year. The Brussels region Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) means that my rather battered and polluting diesel 2008 […]

Making the street of your dream a reality

Making the street of your dream a reality

More Living Streets to take place in Croatia, Greece and Portugal!

In time of “social distancing”, discussions on how to adapt and improve local approaches to urban planning are more relevant than ever. The EUKI Living […]

Locked down but powered up!

Locked down but powered up!

Weekly live chats for members to celebrate our 30th anniversary

What a peculiar year for our network to turn 30th! At a time when social distancing is required, collective intelligence is more important than ever. […]

Budapest joins Energy Cities

Budapest joins Energy Cities

We are pleased to welcome Budapest back into our network. Everybody knows Budapest, the capital of Hungary, where the Danube splits in two, home to […]

Yes, Go Green Pamplona!

Yes, Go Green Pamplona!

The city of Pamplona defines its 2030 pathway

Shortly before Spain has become one of the European countries most affected by Covid-19, the city council of Pamplona had advanced on two important milestones preparing the next decade. What will they become once the crisis is over?

“We do not know”

“We do not know”

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

How difficult it is to write an editorial in such a troubled period, in a deeply divided Europe. We are continuously bombarded with information and, […]

Two Swedish cities explore collective self-consumption and new electricity market models

Two Swedish cities explore collective self-consumption and new electricity market models

Tamarinden, the new smart neighbourhood of Örebro

The Swedish city of Örebro is developing a new residential neighbourhood: Tamarinden. It will benefit from innovative solutions enabling the buildings and their tenants to […]

EU Climate Law should safeguard local action and reform economic governance

EU Climate Law should safeguard local action and reform economic governance

Energy Cities proposes three reforms that will make the difference

As representatives of European local authorities, Energy Cities believes the European Green Deal, and more particularly the Climate Law, should provide a springboard for mainstreaming these new sustainable trends and practices.

Condominiums require recognition in the Renovation Wave

Condominiums require recognition in the Renovation Wave

Policy recommendations for a better support of multi-apartment house renovations

With their shared envelope and multiple occupants and owners, deep retrofit of condominiums presents particular challenges. These require recognition in policy at the EU and national level in order to develop the ‘enabling environment’ required to accelerate deep retrofit.

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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