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The Energy Union partially eclipsed by the Energy Nations

The Energy Union partially eclipsed by the Energy Nations

Still a strong focus on large infrastructure and interconnectors

Today (20 March), the European Council delivered its conclusions on the Energy Union. There were some good opportunities to seize. And there were some reasons to worry. […]

EIB should increase its focus on energy efficiency and renewables at local level

EIB should increase its focus on energy efficiency and renewables at local level

Energy Cities contributed to the public consultation on approach of the European Investment Bank to Climate Action. The consultation was launched as part of the EIB’s desire […]

Welcome to smart houses! Helsinki (Finland)

Welcome to smart houses! Helsinki (Finland)

The first residents moved into the new smart houses in the Helsinki district of Kalasatama at the end of February. This district is the first […]

“We need your positive energy”: EU Commission Vice President Šefčovič meets Energy Cities mayors

“We need your positive energy”: EU Commission Vice President Šefčovič meets Energy Cities mayors

Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič held an exchange of views with Energy Cities Board of Directors on 6 March 2015, one week […]

Frankfurt-am-Main: Germany’s economic capital city aims at a 95% CO2-emission reduction by 2050

Frankfurt-am-Main: Germany’s economic capital city aims at a 95% CO2-emission reduction by 2050

Frankfurt-am-Main is considered a leading city at global level from its economic power and cultural richness. EU’s 3rd business city has also been an energy […]

EEFIG report identifies ways to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments

EEFIG report identifies ways to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments

Friday 27 February 2015 On 26 February, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) co-convened by the European Commission and UNEP Finance Initiative launched its […]

Energy Union – It can’t work without cities and citizens

Energy Union – It can’t work without cities and citizens

Thursday 26 February 2015 ‘Cities are key to the establishment of the Energy Union project’ said Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič yesterday at a high-level […]

Liège, partner city of the new Smart City Institute

Liège, partner city of the new Smart City Institute

vendredi 13 février 2015 Hosted in the Management School of the University of Liege (HEC-ULg) and in the continuation of the activities led by the […]

Biking in Bielsko-Biala (PL): a city on the move

Biking in Bielsko-Biala (PL): a city on the move

After the campaign “Save energy, protect the climate”, the municipality of Bielsko-Biala continues its way to sustainability with “BBbike”, a new self-serviced bike rental system.BBbike […]

Energy Union or top-down implementation?

Energy Union or top-down implementation?

City Councillor speaks out at Riga Conference

The initial orientations given by the European Commission to flesh out its flagship proposal for an ‘Energy Union’ appear to misunderstand the wide meaning of […]

New Covenant of Mayors guide helps cities identify suitable funding opportunities for sustainable energy

New Covenant of Mayors guide helps cities identify suitable funding opportunities for sustainable energy

Cities often find it challenging to find their way through the complex maze of EU funding streams, programmes and mechanisms. To support signatory cities in […]

“No energy transition without citizens” – Interview with Energy Cities’ Executive Director Claire Roumet

“No energy transition without citizens” – Interview with Energy Cities’ Executive Director Claire Roumet

“There is no energy transition without citizens”, says Energy Cities’ Executive Director Claire Roumet in an interview with Revolve where she explains how we can […]

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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