Climate deal in New York : how local climate action could make world leaders blush

Climate deal in New York : how local climate action could make world leaders blush

Today, 162 countries are expected to sign the Paris Climate Agreement in New York. This is an important step, concluding months of harsh negotiations. However, would they […]

Energy efficiency implemented too slowly in Europe

Energy efficiency implemented too slowly in Europe

A status report

More than 1.100 experts from all 28 EU Member States were consulted about the relative progress in energy policies of their own countries in the […]

Energy performance label: Finnish cities support the Display label and call for clearer rules for the voluntary EU scheme

Energy performance label: Finnish cities support the Display label and call for clearer rules for the voluntary EU scheme

The EU campaign Display, launched as early as in 2004, is an information tool to raise the public awareness. Designed by energy experts from European […]

In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy ‘care-free’ energy renovation package

In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy ‘care-free’ energy renovation package

Our member city of Stuttgart, Germany, is developing a tailor-made contracting support service for private house owners.  Despite municipal energy subsidies and technical assistance offered […]

Thinking local on #WorldWaterDay

Thinking local on #WorldWaterDay

Today is World Water Day! This year’s theme, ’Water and Jobs’ is a great opportunity to remind the benefits of publicly-owned water and energy services. […]

Energy-renovation of houses: In Bordeaux Metropole, 85% of households fit requirements for a dedicated bank loan !

Energy-renovation of houses: In Bordeaux Metropole, 85% of households fit requirements for a dedicated bank loan !

Private housing accounts for 80% of Bordeaux Metropole’s housing stock and thus has been made a priority of its buildings’ energy-retrofitting policy. The objective of […]

Pamplona heading towards energy self-sufficiency

Pamplona heading towards energy self-sufficiency

The traditional large utility companies may well look at what is happening in the city of Pamplona with suspicion. In this city of 196,000 inhabitants […]

Display® in the Maghreb

Display® in the Maghreb

Thanks to the support from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) Display® is being promoted in the Maghreb. At the beginning of February […]

Portuguese city of Águeda sets up a local Fund for Energy and Water Efficiency

Portuguese city of Águeda sets up a local Fund for Energy and Water Efficiency

Known for its colourful streets, the small Portuguese town of Águeda undertakes a number of actions from environmental education to technological innovation and energy efficiency […]

Review of Energy Efficiency Directive: strengthen the local energy savings potential

Review of Energy Efficiency Directive: strengthen the local energy savings potential

In 2016, the EU Energy Efficiency Directive is bound to be revised. Energy Cities recently responded to a public consultation of the EU Commission on […]

Energy Cities’ members delivering on their Covenant of Mayors CO2 reduction commitments

Energy Cities’ members delivering on their Covenant of Mayors CO2 reduction commitments

In the aftermath of the UN climate conference in Paris, we are proud to show that Energy Cities’ members are at the forefront of climate […]

Energy efficiency: Rustavi among the best municipalities in Georgia

Energy efficiency: Rustavi among the best municipalities in Georgia

Our member city of Rustavi, together with other Covenant of Mayors signatories from Georgia, has been recently awarded for its local actions for energy efficiency. […]

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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