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An EU budget to make energy citizens a reality

An EU budget to make energy citizens a reality

Where should the money go? Read Energy Cities and CEE Bankwatch network’s proposal on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post 2020. In a joint […]

Innovative Financing in Cities and Regions: Join a unique EU-wide P2P learning programme!

Innovative Financing in Cities and Regions: Join a unique EU-wide P2P learning programme!

The new Peer-to-Peer learning project PROSPECT H2020 has just launched its first call for applications! PROSPECT will offer you a total of 3 learning cycles on innovative […]

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 […]

Smart mobility projects as change-makers? Outcomes from workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria

Smart mobility projects as change-makers? Outcomes from workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria

Common problems and joint solutions for smart mobility and citizen engagement were at the focus of a thematic workshop in Sofia in the framework of […]

New Energy Cities INFO magazine: “Please disturb!”

New Energy Cities INFO magazine: “Please disturb!”

A series of small revolutions in the making are disrupting – or, rather, to use the guiding keyword of the latest edition of our Energy […]

EU Emission Trading System: European Parliament puts a cap on local investments in “Modernisation Fund”

EU Emission Trading System: European Parliament puts a cap on local investments in “Modernisation Fund”

The EU Emission Trading System (ETS), a key tool of EU climate policy and the world’s largest carbon trading instrument, is currently being reformed for […]

Democracy, Decentralisation, Divestment: ‘3D screening’ of the EU Energy Package

Democracy, Decentralisation, Divestment: ‘3D screening’ of the EU Energy Package

How “3D compatible” is the newly released, 1200-page strong “clean energy for all Europeans” package released today by the European Commission? How much does it […]

Carbon credits: think local !

Carbon credits: think local !

One of the possible financial incentives to foster low-carbon economies is pricing carbon and regulating its quantity through a carbon emissions trading system (ETS). In […]

#DIVEST – 3 steps to create your fossil-fuel free investment portfolio

#DIVEST – 3 steps to create your fossil-fuel free investment portfolio

A large part of our financial system is currently nourishing unsustainable production and consumption patterns, intensive in carbon and natural resources. Making radical changes by […]

The Brussels Green Loan: another incentive encouraging Brussels citizens to energy retrofit their homes

The Brussels Green Loan: another incentive encouraging Brussels citizens to energy retrofit their homes

Buildings are responsible for 72% of the energy consumed in the area of Brussels-Capital Region. Since 2004, the region has launched a number of incentives, […]

Riga to support the energy renovation of 6,000 houses

Riga to support the energy renovation of 6,000 houses

6,000 houses (12M m2) should benefit from comprehensive energy renovation starting in the Latvian capital city. The municipality has created a revolving fund linked to […]

Energy Efficiency and ESCO financing: Niš LE(A)DS the way

Energy Efficiency and ESCO financing: Niš LE(A)DS the way

The Serbian city of Niš will achieve 23% energy savings on its public lighting using ESCO funding and technical assistance from the European Bank for […]

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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