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 […]

Bielsko-Biala : Where Poland shows that “low-carbon” is possible

Bielsko-Biala : Where Poland shows that “low-carbon” is possible

Poland’s parliamentary elections (end of october) had one winner: the eurosceptic and fossil-fuel friendly Law and Justice party. It is to be feared that, as […]

COCON 63 : Massive renovation operation

COCON 63 : Massive renovation operation

The French Department of Puy-de-Dôme, in co-operation with the local energy & climate agency (Aduhme) launched an innovative collective operation aimed at massively isolating attic […]

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 […]

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 […]

Setting the scene: The European Parliament’s debate on energy security

Setting the scene: The European Parliament’s debate on energy security

At the end of 2014, the European Parliament published a report on the European Energy Security Strategy focusing on diversifying import routes for fossil fuels. It however […]

Resilient cities #2: Bristol, Toronto and El Hierro aim for self sufficiency

Resilient cities #2: Bristol, Toronto and El Hierro aim for self sufficiency

According to the World Health Organisation, “resilient and empowered communities respond proactively to new or adverse situa- tions, prepare for economic, social and environmental change and […]

Lausanne explores the geothermal option for its 2000-watt eco-disctrict

Lausanne explores the geothermal option for its 2000-watt eco-disctrict

As one of the main axes of Lausanne’s large urban-planning project called Métamorphose, the Plaines-du-Loup eco-district, the construction of which is due to start in 2017 on a […]

“Happy Birthday Energy Cities!” – Stefan Scheuer, Coalition for Energy Savings

“Happy Birthday Energy Cities!” – Stefan Scheuer, Coalition for Energy Savings

Energy Cities is bringing fresh wind to the energy transition since 25 years It has become clear that Europe must hurry up to get away […]

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 […]

LIFE+ for the Energy and Climate Plan of Essonne County (France)

LIFE+ for the Energy and Climate Plan of Essonne County (France)

The French Essonne County, Energy Cities member since 2006, has just published an inspiring summary of the results achieved during its participation in the LIFE+ CLIMATE […]

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