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EU Energy Efficiency Policy

A Renovation Wave to exit several crises

Energy Cities' expectations

If well designed and coupled with enforcement of existing legislation, this strategy can trigger a massive upgrade of buildings across the continent. It will serve as anchor for the EU’s long-term transition towards a sustainable, resilient and climate-neutral continent. It will also play a key role in delivering a locally driven social and economic recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

EU Energy Efficiency Policy

Policy recommendations for a Mediterranean building renovation programme

A Renovation Wave input by the Efficient Buildings Community

Why is a better policy framework for building-related policies in the Mediterranean Member States needed? The European Green New Deal, issued by the Commission last […]

EU Climate Action

Condominiums in the Renovation Wave

Policy brief

Through these recommendations, partners from the EU-funded ACE-Retrofitting project share their policy learnings on how to act as facilitators between co-owners and building experts.

EU Energy Efficiency Policy

Integrated building renovations can help to deliver a successful European Green Deal

A joint letter addresses the need for integrated building renovations

On the first day of Ursula von der Leyen’s European Commission, 12 major European clean energy associations have joined forces, calling for a bold strategy concerning the renovation of the EU building stock to be part of the European Green Deal – with on-site renewables, energy efficiency, and smart energy solutions at its core.

EU Energy Efficiency Policy

Manifesto for a Mediterranean building renovation programme

Policy recommendations for efficient public buildings

The public and private stakeholders of the Efficient Buildings Community ask EU decision-makers and national public authorities in Member States to design policies that consider the six recommendations.

EU Energy Efficiency Policy

Level(s) – a tool to deliver a sustainable built environment in Europe

Built environment stakeholders call for integration of whole life carbon criteria into EU policy

Energy Cities has endorsed a vision document of the EU building and construction community to highlight the transformative potential that the EU Commission’s framework for sustainable buildings, Level(s), can play in delivering Europe’s environmental, social and economic goals.

EU Electricity Market Rules

Joint Position Paper on EU Heating and Cooling Strategy

New strategy should be fully integrated in EU energy and climate policies

Energy Cities joins forces with industry associations representing the geothermal, solar thermal, heat pump, biomass, biogas, and district heating and cooling sectors to require structural reforms in EU climate and energy legislation, taking full account of the EU Heating and Cooling Strategy

Our policy work

Our dedicated team monitors and shapes policy developments according to local authorities’ needs and priorities.

Our advocacy involves:

  • policy monitoring and analysis
  • policy influencing
  • advocacy partnerships

The cities behind our network set the tone and shape the European energy transition agenda. Whereas a municipality alone has little influence, together we can make local authorities’ voices heard at national and European level.

As part of the European Covenant of Mayors movement, cities and towns are taking energy and climate action to secure a better future for their citizens. With over 8,000 signatories, it has become a real political force proposing to renew the European project through local action. The initiative is an important political instrument for Energy Cities, as we initiated the movement and have been co-leading the Covenant of Mayors European Office since 2008.