Road to a replication strategy in our follower cities: Intensive Lab Session in Santiago de Compostela

Road to a replication strategy in our follower cities: Intensive Lab Session in Santiago de Compostela

On the 5th and 6th June, the city of Santiago de Compostela organised the first Intensive Lab Session, within the project Smarter Together. The goals […]

#rennes2018 conference about sharing responsibilities in a radically new energy system

#rennes2018 conference about sharing responsibilities in a radically new energy system

Energy Cities’ Annual Conference 2018 was hosted in France by the City and Metropolitan Area of Rennes, from 18-20th April. The most valuable outcomes as […]

Blockchain and energy transition – what challenges for cities? Find out in our newly released publication!

Blockchain and energy transition – what challenges for cities? Find out in our newly released publication!

Energy blockchain experiments and pilots are multiplying, driven by tech-savvy entrepreneurs. It looks like the new technology is disrupting the energy system from Spain to […]

Like a too long winter

Like a too long winter

by Claire Roumet, Executive Director of Energy Cities The energy climate reminds me of the present weather conditions: a long, almost never-ending winter seems to […]

Not just for techies: Blockchain – more power for cities or for big utilities?

Not just for techies: Blockchain – more power for cities or for big utilities?

You remember having heard about bitcoin, right? It is this virtual currency which has stirred up financial markets and is rapidly conquering the energy sector. […]

When the EIB is learning from cities: more EU money for local energy?

When the EIB is learning from cities: more EU money for local energy?

On Monday, the Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank (EIB) admitted for the first time city delegates to its annual meeting with civil society. All ears, the […]

New PUBLENEF toolbox supports policy makers in tackling energy efficiency challenges

New PUBLENEF toolbox supports policy makers in tackling energy efficiency challenges

The Horizon 2020 PUBLENEF project has developed a new toolbox, which seeks to provide local and regional policy makers with a set of adequate tools […]

Lisbon : City administration and citizens working together to improve life in sensible urban areas

Lisbon : City administration and citizens working together to improve life in sensible urban areas

Several years ago, the City of Lisbon launched the BIP/ZIP strategy, aiming to promote social and territorial cohesion, active citizenship, self-organisation and community participation. The […]

New EU decision lifts key barrier to investing in energy efficiency projects

New EU decision lifts key barrier to investing in energy efficiency projects

On the 19th of September, the EU statistical service Eurostat published a new guidance note on how to classify Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) in government […]

Smarter Together: Munich, when e-vehicles clean the streets!

Smarter Together: Munich, when e-vehicles clean the streets!

SMARTER TOGETHER is a joint project that aims to improve citizen’s quality of life in nowadays transforming cities. Three lighthouse cities will implement the main […]

The commons transition: it’s all about pooling resources

The commons transition: it’s all about pooling resources

Interview with Michel Bauwens, President of the Foundation for P2P Alternatives Mr Bauwens, since March 2017, you have been assisting the city of Ghent, Belgium, with […]

Inventive measures and tools to accelerate cities’ energy transition: Lisbon and Stuttgart in the spotlight!

Inventive measures and tools to accelerate cities’ energy transition: Lisbon and Stuttgart in the spotlight!

Cities keep their course!Cities from all across the world are busy outlining roadmaps and masterplans defining the kind of energy transition they are keen to […]

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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