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Victory for local energy! Swedish municipality of Växjö wins case against competition authority

Victory for local energy! Swedish municipality of Växjö wins case against competition authority

Three years ago, the municipality of Växjö was sued by the national competition authority for requiring city owners to connect to its local district heating […]

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 […]

City of Lorient getting the European Energy Award Label at the first attempt

City of Lorient getting the European Energy Award Label at the first attempt

The National Awarding Committee unanimously recognised the merit of the city of Lorient’s application, which testifies to the dynamism that the city has long shown […]

New Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: EU Institutions strengthen alliance with cities

New Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: EU Institutions strengthen alliance with cities

Hundreds of city representatives flocked to the European Parliament yesterday 15 October for the 2015 Covenant Ceremony launching the New Integrated Covenant of Mayors for […]

Response to the New Energy Market Design Consultation

Response to the New Energy Market Design Consultation

In July, the European Commission launched a public consultation process on the new energy market design

Energy Cities responded to the European Commission consultation on the new Energy Market Design, running until the end of October 2015. In our view, the new energy market design should ensure equal treatment and non-discrimination for all market players, be it private companies or energy citizens.

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 […]

Decentralisation, devolution… Revolution!

Decentralisation, devolution… Revolution!

In the course of the past few decades, new players have entered the energy management arena, in what could be characterised as a new era […]

When waste isn’t waste: How a city can regenerate its resources

When waste isn’t waste: How a city can regenerate its resources

Excerpt from Energy Cities INFO #43 by Fiona Woo, Policy Officer – Climate and Energy, World Future Council. The World Future Council brings the interests of […]

France-Germany: The energy transition to boost EU’s economy

France-Germany: The energy transition to boost EU’s economy

Could the Franco-German couple push the Juncker Plan to support investment in energy efficiency and renewables? This is what the French and German Ministers for […]

Breaking news: #COP21 cancelled as cities have put the world back on track

Breaking news: #COP21 cancelled as cities have put the world back on track

At an emergency press conference organised this morning, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced the amazing news: local authorities have won the fight against climate […]

EIB should increase its focus on energy efficiency and renewables at local level

EIB should increase its focus on energy efficiency and renewables at local level

Energy Cities contributed to the public consultation on approach of the European Investment Bank to Climate Action. The consultation was launched as part of the EIB’s desire […]

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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