43% of the European population lives in condominiums/multi-occupancy apartment blocks, which are primarily of low energy performance. How can cities accelerate the energy retrofitting of these buildings?
When it comes to managing the energy transition the need for municipally-owned energy has never been clearer. In recent years we have seen some successes of local energy ownership. However, the sharing of these experiences has been limited, and they have tended to remain local and specific.
As a so-called “horizontal project”, MEDNICE will be the overarching intiative that bundles 10 (modular) projects funded in the framework of the same Interreg Mediterranean programme.
In the Mediterranean area cooling (and heating) as well as low building standards induce high consumption and expenses. And this, even though a wealth of natural resources and a conducive climate do provide excellent conditions for greening residential and public buildings.
What is a Directive without a proper implementation? Energy Efficiency Watch 3 (EEW3) monitors how Member States translate the European Energy Efficiency Directive into impacting […]
HeatNet NWE addresses the challenge of reducing CO2 emissions in North West Europe (NWE) by creating an integrated transnational NWE approach to the supply of […]
The project Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON) is a multi-level governance project promoting climate action and facilitating an exchange between national networks and governments as well as municipalities and schools in Europe. It is financed via the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) a support programme of the German Ministry for the Environment (BMU).
How can we better connect urban planning with energy and climate policies? As an INTERREG Europe project, MOLOC facilitates transnational exchanges around best local policy […]
The objective of this project is to strengthen the Franco-German collaboration on energy transition at local level and involve citizens in this process through a raising awareness campaign.
TANDEM – French-German cooperation for local energy transition (Deutsch-Französische Klimapartnerschaften für die locale Energiewende) Background The simultaneous implementation of the “Transition énergétique” process in France and of the “Energiewende” process in Germany has resulted in the (…)
Welcome to the largest meeting of French local authorities in the energy field. Organised by the Urban Community of Dunkirk, Bordeaux Métropole and ADEME in 2016, this annual event gathers more than 2,000 people during 3 days.
Through projects Energy Cities challenge the way we deal with energy in all spheres of a city. They are a great opportunity to fund unheard-of urban practices and to experiment with other cities. The successful solutions that our projects produce are blueprints for peers facing similar challenges. Participation of cities in EU-funded projects is also essential to demonstrate policy-makers how the locally-based energy transition can be a reality.
Photo: Max Kovalenko