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 […]

Almada: Innovative project to promote circular economy and decarbonization of urban living

Almada: Innovative project to promote circular economy and decarbonization of urban living

Almada is one of nine Portuguese cities selected to implement an innovative project that aims to recreate urban spaces, turning them into spaces for demonstrating […]

EU readies for the “money talk”: Quick overview of what the future could hold

EU readies for the “money talk”: Quick overview of what the future could hold

By next May, the European Commission should put on the table a proposal for the next EU budget, the so-called “Multi-annual Financial Framework” to put […]

Cities meet European decision makers to discuss EU’s future budget and energy policy

Cities meet European decision makers to discuss EU’s future budget and energy policy

On the occasion of the EU Covenant of Mayors Ceremony held on Thursday 22nd of February in Brussels, European mayors and elected representatives from Energy Cities’ Board […]

Interview: Is the energy transition still making the Franco-German heart leap?

Interview: Is the energy transition still making the Franco-German heart leap?

In the past, France and Germany made very different political choices. Today, however, a convergence of their objectives is giving new life to the Franco-German […]

Financing local climate & energy actions: Get inspired by Covenant cities and regions!

Financing local climate & energy actions: Get inspired by Covenant cities and regions!

Cities and regions of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy are taking action to mitigate climate change, adapt to its unavoidable consequences and […]

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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