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Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

It appears that my mother’s family was originally from Scotland, their “establishment” in the centre of France dating back to the invasion of the Stuarts […]

Climate emergency actions in Brexit times

Climate emergency actions in Brexit times

What’s happening in Energy Cities’ UK members?

In 2020, the sanitary crisis brought many challenges for local authorities in the UK and Brexit might have added an additional layer of complexity to […]

Achieving large-scale housing retrofits in UK cities – a model to emulate

Achieving large-scale housing retrofits in UK cities – a model to emulate

Cities use an independent company to bring together local stakeholders and tackle city-specific hurdles in large-scale home renovations

Manchester City Council’s goal is to be a zero-carbon city by 2038. One step in achieving that is the renovation of their substantial social housing […]

EU funding opportunities for UK cities post-Brexit

EU funding opportunities for UK cities post-Brexit

Important EU funding streams still available to UK cities for the next seven years

As part of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the TCA) the UK will be an Associated Countryin a range of EU programmes, including Horizon […]

Dates to remember for 2021

Dates to remember for 2021

Your list of important dates and deadlines for EU policy and events to speed the energy transition in cities

The energy transition continues to accelerate with cities leading the way. Below you will find a selection of programmes, deadlines and policies that can help […]

EU Energy Commissioner Simson meets the Energy Cities Board

EU Energy Commissioner Simson meets the Energy Cities Board

Collaboration, renovation and decarbonisation of heat dominate the agenda

12 months since the launch of the EU’s Green Deal was an ideal time for EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson to meet with the Energy […]

Valencia’s collaborative approach to the energy transition

Valencia’s collaborative approach to the energy transition

Our Spanish member & 18 local entities jointly selected 6 pilot projects

In the framework of the project TOMORROW, the City of València continues its roadmapping process in collaboration with all the entities and stakeholders involved in […]

Energy Cities joins broad coalition calling on EU not to rely on hydrogen to decarbonise buildings

Energy Cities joins broad coalition calling on EU not to rely on hydrogen to decarbonise buildings

33 businesses, industry associations, NGOs, and think tanks joined forces to urge the European Commission to prioritise available efficient and sustainable solutions to decarbonise Europe’s […]

3 steps for EV charging in your city for the lowest possible cost

3 steps for EV charging in your city for the lowest possible cost

The electrification of transport is well underway, with record numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) being sold in Europe in 2020. We need widespread charging infrastructure, […]

Let’s move (and make things happen)!

Let’s move (and make things happen)!

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Starting the year with a thematic newsletter on mobility may seem odd considering that all of Europe is in the grip of lockdown. No, we […]

The EU’s Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy

The EU’s Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy

Ambitious goals centered on cities

The EU has released its ‘Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy’ which sets out a number of goals for how people and goods will move around […]

Green mobility in Brasov

Green mobility in Brasov

A chat with the communication specialist of the city's Energy Agency

When we decided to focus on mobility for our first newsletter of the year, I immediately thought to contact our member ABMEE, Brasov’s Energy Agency. […]

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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