230 million, 233,000, 23%… 2018 key figures of the Covenant of Mayors in Europe!

230 million, 233,000, 23%… 2018 key figures of the Covenant of Mayors in Europe!

Europe's major city-backed energy and climate initiative keeps growing

In a constantly evolving policy context, the Covenant of Mayors Community has been achieving great results. Supported by the Covenant of Mayors Office with capacity-building […]

This small town model will improve energy efficiency in your buildings!

This small town model will improve energy efficiency in your buildings!

Aradippou's financing solutions for energy efficiency actions

Located at the outskirts of Larnaca (Cyprus), Aradippou is a small town with a big vision. Thanks to its size, its homogeneous building stock and […]

Tampere cuts energy costs in buildings by 50%

Tampere cuts energy costs in buildings by 50%

After the TARMO+ project promoting low-energy and carbon solutions in residential housing, last June Tampere welcomed an open house event in two recently retrofitted buildings as part […]

Copenhagenize your streets, Paris-ize your buildings, Ghent-ize citizen participation!

Copenhagenize your streets, Paris-ize your buildings, Ghent-ize citizen participation!

About cities and towns’ amazing willingness to change for the better. Anyone who already visited Copenhagen would have been amazed by the local bicycle culture. […]

Spain: new policy, new energy for cities

Spain: new policy, new energy for cities

Guest article by Fernando Ferrando, President of Fundación Renovables

Spain recently made quite remarkable strides in the energy domain. The country’s newly created Ministry for Ecological Transition is headed up by Teresa Ribera, an […]

Policy brief: Claude Turmes pulling off another magic trick

Policy brief: Claude Turmes pulling off another magic trick

In the middle of the night of 19th to 20th June, a final agreement between the Council, the Parliament and the European Commission was reached […]

Richness of ideas vs. fuel poverty: policy initiatives to make energy affordable for all

Richness of ideas vs. fuel poverty: policy initiatives to make energy affordable for all

These great actions are giving us hope!

At the beginning of June, the city of Cadiz was awarded with the Transformative City award for its action plan against energy poverty. The plan was developed […]

Viladecans – a story of eggs and of a local energy transition agency

Viladecans – a story of eggs and of a local energy transition agency

We are often told that putting all eggs into one basket is risky. Well, there are some baskets doing actually very well. Read this story […]

EU deal on Energy Union Governance enables local authorities to participate in designing national climate and energy futures

EU deal on Energy Union Governance enables local authorities to participate in designing national climate and energy futures

At 4 am this morning, the EU institutions reached an agreement on a key component of the Energy Union, the regulation on the Governance of […]

Energy Cities to the German government: Support an ambitious EU Energy Efficiency Directive

Energy Cities to the German government: Support an ambitious EU Energy Efficiency Directive

The former Energiewende pioneer needs to seriously step up

In an open letter sent to the German Minister for Energy and Economy, Peter Altmaier, our president and lord mayor of Heidelberg, Eckart Würzner, calls on Germany to champion a strong and robust energy efficiency policy for Europe through the future Energy Efficiency Directive.

EPC and why public authorities shouldn’t shy away from it – New Guide on EPC Accounting Rules released

EPC and why public authorities shouldn’t shy away from it – New Guide on EPC Accounting Rules released

As follow-up to the EUROSTAT accounting rules decision last year, a new guide has been published by EIB, Commission and Eurostat : “The Practitioners’ Guide on […]

Rennes Métropole takes up the challenge of a local … and collective energy transition – Interview with Olivier Dehaese

Rennes Métropole takes up the challenge of a local … and collective energy transition – Interview with Olivier Dehaese

The City of Rennes and Rennes Métropole have, for several decades, been involved in developing an ambitious energy and climate policy aimed at reducing CO2 […]

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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