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Thessaloniki and Bottrop: a dialogue between “Municipalities for a strong Europe”

Thessaloniki and Bottrop: a dialogue between “Municipalities for a strong Europe”

The potential to reach social and economic progress through green growth at the local level was the key topic of a German-Greek workshop in Berlin […]

Pamplona heading towards energy self-sufficiency

Pamplona heading towards energy self-sufficiency

The traditional large utility companies may well look at what is happening in the city of Pamplona with suspicion. In this city of 196,000 inhabitants […]

Display® in the Maghreb

Display® in the Maghreb

Thanks to the support from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) Display® is being promoted in the Maghreb. At the beginning of February […]

The Covenant of Mayors launches its “Capacity-sharing Corner”

The Covenant of Mayors launches its “Capacity-sharing Corner”

The very new Covenant Capacity-sharing Corner aims at building and reinforcing signatory cities’ capacities to develop and implement sustainable energy & climate action plans. The “Capacity-sharing […]

UK cities react against the government attack on their freedom to divest

UK cities react against the government attack on their freedom to divest

Several UK cities, including Energy Cities’ member Milton Keynes, have spoken up against controversial plans from the national government to put restrictions on their freedom […]

Barreiro: the foresighted bike booster

Barreiro: the foresighted bike booster

The Portuguese city of Barreiro, located in the Lisbon region, has just invested 4 million euros in the development of a 100k-long cycling path. This […]

Local currencies, a necessary energy transition tool

Local currencies, a necessary energy transition tool

Used as an alternative to the euro in a given locality, a city or a region, complementary local currencies help strengthen, enrich and preserve exchanges […]

Towards Energy Democracy? Our 4 Recommendations for the revised Renewables Directive!

Towards Energy Democracy? Our 4 Recommendations for the revised Renewables Directive!

The 2009 Renewable Energy Directive (RED) has provided a crucial framework and impetus for Member States to enact ambitious national programmes and support schemes for […]

Portuguese city of Águeda sets up a local Fund for Energy and Water Efficiency

Portuguese city of Águeda sets up a local Fund for Energy and Water Efficiency

Known for its colourful streets, the small Portuguese town of Águeda undertakes a number of actions from environmental education to technological innovation and energy efficiency […]

Review of Energy Efficiency Directive: strengthen the local energy savings potential

Review of Energy Efficiency Directive: strengthen the local energy savings potential

In 2016, the EU Energy Efficiency Directive is bound to be revised. Energy Cities recently responded to a public consultation of the EU Commission on […]

Local energy transition: French & German Covenant Clubs have recommendations to make for their governments!

Local energy transition: French & German Covenant Clubs have recommendations to make for their governments!

On the occasion of a meeting last October in Ettlingen, the French & German Covenant of Mayors Clubs started working on a joint declaration, which […]

Croatia’s first local energy revolving fund is in Koprivnica!

Croatia’s first local energy revolving fund is in Koprivnica!

When it comes to energy efficiency and innovative financing solutions, the city of Koprivnica is one the leading local authorities in Croatia. Together with its […]

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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