LIFE is one of the most iconic and long-standing EU programmes, translating climate policy into concrete action and projects on the ground. Given the very […]
Dear Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Vestager. We are writing in relation to the latest draft State Aid Guidelines on Climate, Energy and Environment (CEEAG) that […]
Natural gas accounts for about 45% of European households heating. It is the most widely used energy but is perceived as less environmentally damaging than […]
By 2050, fossil fuels in cities will hopefully be history. Renewable technologies that are already available, such as heat pumps and heat networks, will make […]
Energy Cities, Celsius Cities, #DHCities, FEDARENE and 25+ cities across Europe joined forces to urge the EU and Member States to properly support and empower […]
Hydrogen has long been identified as an alternative to fossil fuels. First in the 70s, especially in Japan, and then again in the 2000s. But […]
Energy Cities joined a wide group of associations, companies, organisations and politicians to urge European Commission’s Executive Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Simson and Director-General Juul-Jorgensen not […]
33 businesses, industry associations, NGOs, and think tanks joined forces to urge the European Commission to prioritise available efficient and sustainable solutions to decarbonise Europe’s […]
The EU Commission is planning to overhaul the EU’s sustainable finance strategy to make it fit for backing the investment ambitions of the EU Green Deal. Energy Cities outlines how the renewed strategy should both tap into the full potential of sustainable finance, as well as empower local authorities to drive green investments.
The Problem Everywhere around the world, infrastructure and services, livelihoods, food and energy systems are being threatened by extreme weather conditions or predatory use of […]
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