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Territorial plan for Climate-Energy and Klimaschutzkonzept

Context and practices in France and Germany - 2014

Energy policy and climate protection are issues that are addressed at global level, and particularly at European level.
In the field of energy, two countries have become driving forces for the energy transition in Europe by engaging in similar processes: Germany with its “Energiewende”, and France with its “Transition énergétique”.

Low-Energy City policy handbook part A

The city of the future, the future of the city - 2014

This handbook is aimed at decision makers in European local authorities searching for new ways to work towards achieving low energy cities. It is intended to give inspiration and practical advice to elected political leaders as well as civil servants to run their own energy transition process at the local level.

Financing schemes increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy use in public and private buildings

Comparative study - 2014

Between March 2014 and February 2017, eleven Energy Cities’ members carry out peer coaching activities aiming at developing the expertise of local staff and at replicating two proved financing schemes tested by the cities of Stuttgart (DE) and Delft (NL) in learning local authorities.

Economic impact of the energy transition at the local level

Methodologies and case studies - 2014

The study, illustrates numerous socio-economic aspects of the energy transition and confirms the local economic benefits, through the use of data.
As with any complex, new and diffuse process, this field of research is still not fully understood. Appropriate, high-quality analysis at the local level has rarely been carried out to date and a critical assessment of the methods used is necessary.

Low-Energy City policy handbook part B

Lost in energy transition? Methods & tools - 2014

This handbook is aimed at decision makers in European local authorities searching for new ways to work towards achieving low energy cities. It is intended to give inspiration and practical advice to elected political leaders as well as civil servants to run their own energy transition process at the local level.

30 Energy Cities’ proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns

Practical proposals to accelerate the energy transition - 2014

In 2012, Energy Cities initiated a collective process aimed at making proposals to accelerate the energy transition of European territories. The 30 Proposals in your hands are the result of part of this collective work.
What makes these Proposals new? These Proposals are based on the observation and analysis of hundreds of practical examples, all stemming from existing practices. Our intention is to make these practices “talk”, to convey their meaning and to show the path they are pointing at, sometimes without us being aware of it.

“Energy transition” vs “Energiewende”

A meeting of French and German local authorities - 2013

More than fifty years ago, the Elysée Treaty laid the foundations for a unique cooperation between France and Germany. In the field of energy, the two countries have chosen different paths: Germany has decided on its Energiewende while France has wanted a public debate before proposing an energy transition law.
It is in this context that a meeting of French and German cities was organised on the theme of the energy transition.

ENGAGE Campaign guidebook for cities

Involve local actors ... and achieve your energy & climate objectives - 2013

ENGAGE is all about encouraging individuals to play their part. Through a combination of tips, tools and tactics, as well as success stories from our 12 pioneer cities across Europe, this guidebook will show you how to get citizens and stakeholders excited and involved about their local sustainable energy future.

Intracting

Internal performance contracting - 2013

This financing scheme « Intracting » makes it possible to implement cost-effective energy saving measures regardless of the municipality’s budget ary constraints, therefore contributing to improving the municipality’s financial situation.

Networking the Covenant of Mayors

Guidebook to accelerate the implementation of the Covenant of Mayors via national clubs - 2013

The political impact of the Covenant of Mayors in the municipality remains the uncontested positive aspect. The Covenant objectives provide a clear goal for local energy and climate policy and help to create awareness on the importance of integrated energy strategies and climate change mitigation.
Municipal actors can refer to the commitments made in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors to push certain actions forward and to not lose track.

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Our network’s know-how is meant to be spread and shared with those who do, like us, aim for a radical shift in the energy system. In this section we have gathered free studies, reports and recommendations that we have authored or co-authored. Each publication will inspire and guide you in your energy transition work.