The commons transition: it’s all about pooling resources

The commons transition: it’s all about pooling resources

Interview with Michel Bauwens, President of the Foundation for P2P Alternatives Mr Bauwens, since March 2017, you have been assisting the city of Ghent, Belgium, with […]

Inventive measures and tools to accelerate cities’ energy transition: Lisbon and Stuttgart in the spotlight!

Inventive measures and tools to accelerate cities’ energy transition: Lisbon and Stuttgart in the spotlight!

Cities keep their course!Cities from all across the world are busy outlining roadmaps and masterplans defining the kind of energy transition they are keen to […]

#100%RES – Recommendation 4: Engaging local stakeholders

#100%RES – Recommendation 4: Engaging local stakeholders

Whether the impetus for setting a 100% renewable energy target comes from the public authority, elected representatives, private players, community organisations, farmers or citizens, it […]

Financing energy retrofits in public and residential buildings: two new guidebooks released.

Financing energy retrofits in public and residential buildings: two new guidebooks released.

Three innovative financing schemes that have been tested by 11 European cities and regions

Ensuring proper energy renovation of the EU’s building stock is crucial to achieve our energy transition. However, austerity and cuts in public budgets limit the […]

Hasta la transición! Una transizione per favore!

Hasta la transición! Una transizione per favore!

Energy Cities’ Proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns are now available in Spanish and Italian. 30 propuestas de Energy Cities para la […]

Site visit – Condominium energy retrofitting in Paris : It takes trust, entrepreneurship and ambition!

Site visit – Condominium energy retrofitting in Paris : It takes trust, entrepreneurship and ambition!

On the occasion of the kick-off meeting of ACE-Retrofitting – Interreg North-West Europe, the Paris Climate Agency (Agence Parisienne du Climat – APC) organised in cooperation with […]

Blockchain and energy: a paradigm shift ?

Blockchain and energy: a paradigm shift ?

On 26 October, the conference office on studies of Tecsol “Photovoltaic self-consumption and Blockchain” was held in Paris. At this symposium, the Tecsol design office engineers unveiled […]

High-performance renovation of schools : a toolkit to do much better

High-performance renovation of schools : a toolkit to do much better

It’s time for summer holidays and school buildings’ renovation! Did you know that thanks to an holistic approach, you can reduce their energy consumption by […]

Polish-German city cooperation: promoting low emission actions on a local level

Polish-German city cooperation: promoting low emission actions on a local level

Our collective member PNEC (Polish Network of Energie Cités) initiates German-Polish city partnerships to foster exchange of experiences and solutions on the road to a […]

In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy ‘care-free’ energy renovation package

In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy ‘care-free’ energy renovation package

Our member city of Stuttgart, Germany, is developing a tailor-made contracting support service for private house owners.  Despite municipal energy subsidies and technical assistance offered […]

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 […]

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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