City of Parma encourages citizens to undertake energy renovation work in their homes

City of Parma encourages citizens to undertake energy renovation work in their homes

The municipality of Parma (Italy) has the ambition to reduce the cost of energy and energy poverty on its territory, while improving its citizens’ quality […]

Zagreb, Vienna and Bielsko-Biala sharing their experience with Bratislava, Prešov and more…

Zagreb, Vienna and Bielsko-Biala sharing their experience with Bratislava, Prešov and more…

New Covenant of Mayors was officially launched and endorsed on the occasion of the Joint Covenant of Mayors & Mayors Adapt Ceremony held on 15 October […]

Energy Cities’ best practice database has been revamped

Energy Cities’ best practice database has been revamped

Energy Cities now has a completely new interface for its best practice database. Entirely revamped and updated, it highlights the vitality of European cities’ action […]

European RegioStars Awards 2015 honours IMAGINE project

European RegioStars Awards 2015 honours IMAGINE project

Europe’s most inspiring and innovating projects supported by Cohesion Policy funds were at centre stage during the 2015 RegioStars Awards ceremony on 14 October. Commissioner […]

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 […]

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 […]

Resilient cities #1: Developing new forms of governance

Resilient cities #1: Developing new forms of governance

Fostering resilience is a community matter. French journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin states: “On the ground, those projects that are performing the best are […]

Energy Cities’ Photo Contest: And the winners of urban art pieces are…

Energy Cities’ Photo Contest: And the winners of urban art pieces are…

On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, Energy Cities launched a Photo Contest that was open to all members of the network. From 15 January […]

Juncker Plan: European Parliament decides to support local energy efficiency projects!

Juncker Plan: European Parliament decides to support local energy efficiency projects!

This was a great week for energy efficiency in the European Parliament. The ITRE committee (Industry, Research and Energy) voted the ring-fencing of EUR 5 […]

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