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The missing “WHY” for energy efficiency

The missing “WHY” for energy efficiency

Recent survey collects insights from over 1,200 European experts

The Energy Efficiency Watch project presented the results of its new survey, bringing together the insights of over 1,200 experts on the progress in energy […]

Porto, more committed than ever to a fair energy transition!

Porto, more committed than ever to a fair energy transition!

The city will retrofit 3000 homes and is developing a renewable energy community to fight energy poverty.

The Portuguese city, together with its local energy agency – and Energy Cities member – AdEPorto, is living exciting moments with a new portfolio of […]

Mayors across Europe are stepping up their climate ambitions

Mayors across Europe are stepping up their climate ambitions

Signatories of the Covenant of Mayors - Europe officially endorsed their new vision for this movement on 21 April

Considering the current climate emergency, and in a joint effort to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C, local leaders across Europe commit to making climate […]

Our 2020 impact report aims to give you the flavour of the year

Our 2020 impact report aims to give you the flavour of the year

We will collectively make stories and not only tell stories

2020 will forever be remembered as the year of the pandemic – there is no escaping that. But while the pandemic forced changes on Energy […]

Cities with 100% Renewable Energy: 5 years after the Paris Agreement, have its promises been kept?

Cities with 100% Renewable Energy: 5 years after the Paris Agreement, have its promises been kept?

Let’s take stock and explore the keys to success according to 4 Energy Cities members

In 2015, following the Paris Agreement at COP21, hundreds of cities embarked on a journey towards 100% renewable energy, thanks to the mobilisation of local […]

Our Summit

Our Summit

Looking back at Energy Cities’ General Assembly

President Biden is not the only one who convened climate leaders this week, Energy Cities did too. I would dare to say, we brought together […]

Energy Cities welcomes four new members

Energy Cities welcomes four new members

The Urban Community of Auxerrois, Annecy, Orebrö and Arnhem joined our network

In the past months, four new members joined Energy Cities’ network: the Urban Community of Auxerrois and Annecy (France), Orebrö (Sweden) and Arnhem (the Netherlands). […]

#NewEuropeanBauhaus  “Building beautiful, sustainable, inclusive places to live together after the pandemic”

#NewEuropeanBauhaus “Building beautiful, sustainable, inclusive places to live together after the pandemic”

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Just for once, I’m going to write about what is going to happen in the coming days rather than about last month’s highlights. On 21st […]

More circularity, less carbon!

More circularity, less carbon!

Reducing carbon emissions linked with local resource management

What better way to celebrate the recent partnership between Energy Cities and the Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) than promoting […]

Energy Cities endorses fossil fuels non-proliferation treaty

Energy Cities endorses fossil fuels non-proliferation treaty

New global initiative to phase out fossil fuels and support a just transition

Inspired by the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, a group of organisations launched “The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty” (FFNPT), a global initiative […]

Economy: turn the line into a circle

Economy: turn the line into a circle

What the cities already do!

“The circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long […]

Baden Württemberg set on achieving its heating and cooling decarbonisation

Baden Württemberg set on achieving its heating and cooling decarbonisation

In European cities, most of our energy consumption is used for heating and cooling. If cities want to reach their target of climate neutrality by 2050, they need to start planning how to phase out fossil fuels from heating and cooling now

… And this is what the German region of Baden-Württemberg is determined to do! The Länder recently required all its cities of more than 20 […]

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