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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 […]

The « Energy Union » should be grounded in today’s reality

The « Energy Union » should be grounded in today’s reality

An “Energy Union” is the European Commission’s next big project. Whom and what will it unify? And what type of energy is it focusing on? […]

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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