The EU strategy for smart sector integration is an upcoming EU Commission proposal under the Green Deal, which aims to strengthen links across the different sectors in Europe’s energy system. Energy Cities shares its views in the public consultation on how this strategy should harness the full local energy potential, in particular in the field of heating & cooling.
How can Europe emerge stronger out of the current crisis? Energy Cities’ President addressed a letter to the European Commission President von der Leyen to […]
The signatories of this letter represent thousands of new LIFE applicants redirected from Horizon 2020 as a result of the transfer of the “Coordination and Support Actions” to the new Clean Energy Transition sub-programme. We are cities, regions, energy agencies, NGOs, SMEs and experts from across Europe’s renewable energy and energy efficiency value chains. Our determination, with the right support from the LIFE programme, can help the European Union to achieve the Green Deal objectives.
The LIFE programme is a key EU funding instrument for environment and climate action. In the public consultation to shape the future programme, Energy Cities shares its views on how LIFE should support cities in their energy transition.
Energy Cities believes the European Green Deal, and more particularly the Climate Law, should provide a springboard for mainstreaming new local sustainable trends and practices.
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.
The Climate Pact is one of the strategic pillars of the proposed European Green Deal. If properly designed, this new instrument could be a game-changer […]
The large-scale climate mobilizations of these past few years have not been in vain. The European Commission has finally recognized the magnitude – and urgency […]
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.
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.
Our dedicated team monitors and shapes policy developments according to local authorities’ needs and priorities.
Our advocacy involves:
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.