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Energy Cities creates a permanent working group on sustainable mobility

Energy Cities creates a permanent working group on sustainable mobility

Starting with 6 of our member cities, this thematic working group will allow us to explore challenging issues and find best mobility solutions for European […]

EU after-summer policy wrap-up

EU after-summer policy wrap-up

What are the crunch issues of the current and future EU Agenda for cities committed to the energy transition? Read this editorial by Claire Roumet, […]

EU Smart Cities Agenda should push for an energy transition with cities and their citizens at the core

EU Smart Cities Agenda should push for an energy transition with cities and their citizens at the core

The European Parliament’s Resolution on the Urban Dimension of EU Policies adopted by the plenary on the 9 September constitutes a push for an energy transition with […]

Launch of the largest ever consultation on the future of the Covenant of Mayors

Launch of the largest ever consultation on the future of the Covenant of Mayors

The Covenant of Mayors initiative, launched in 2008, was born intrinsically linked to the European Union’s 2020 climate and energy package. Close to 6,500 signatory […]

Unlocking investments in cities: Review of ELENA-EIB projects in Barcelona, Bristol, Malmö, Paris and Brussels-Capital Region

Unlocking investments in cities: Review of ELENA-EIB projects in Barcelona, Bristol, Malmö, Paris and Brussels-Capital Region

Energy Cities published a review of the projects undertaken in the cities of Paris, Malmö (in association with Lund and Helsingborg), Barcelona, Bristol and Brussels-Capital […]

Germany championing “civic energy”

Germany championing “civic energy”

More than 1,000 energy cooperatives created 51% of renewable energy capacity is owend by citizens (40%) and farmers (11%) Since 2007, about 170 municipalities have bought back the grid from […]

Non-state players’ message to COP21 negotiators: Empowering sub-national governments and divesting from fossil fuels

Non-state players’ message to COP21 negotiators: Empowering sub-national governments and divesting from fossil fuels

Gathered in Lyon on the occasion of the World Summit Climate & Territories for two days (1-2 July), hundreds of non-state players debated climate mitigation […]

Urban freight distribution: SMILE information guide gathers energy-efficient best practices

Urban freight distribution: SMILE information guide gathers energy-efficient best practices

Urban freight transport plays a key role towards the economic vitality of the cities. Goods transport and delivery are fundamental elements of economic activity that […]

Financing sustainable energy: Finding your way

Financing sustainable energy: Finding your way

Cities often find it challenging to find their way through the complex maze of EU funding streams, programmes and mechanisms. Two new tools should help. The […]

Energy Cities’ 25th anniversary : City of Brussels rewarded for its energetic… team!

Energy Cities’ 25th anniversary : City of Brussels rewarded for its energetic… team!

The city of Brussels was officially handed out the 1st prize of ’My city, my team, my energy’ photo contest yesterday (Thursday 18 June 2015) […]

Energy transition, a true vitamin cocktail for the local economy!

Energy transition, a true vitamin cocktail for the local economy!

In its study “Economic impact of the energy transition at local level”, Energy Cities identified mechanisms through which energy transition measures stimulate the local economy. […]

Epernay and Ettlingen: A successful TANDEM for the local energy transition

Epernay and Ettlingen: A successful TANDEM for the local energy transition

The twinning arrangement between the French city of Epernay and the German city of Ettlingen was initiated in 1953. It is the second oldest city-twinning […]

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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