Peter Schilken

Project Management

Peter speaks English, French, German


Before joining Energy Cities in 1996, he was the executive director of a small energy consultancy office in Hannover and lecturer at the Technical University of Hannover.

Acting as coordinator of the Display® Campaign since its beginning in 2003, Peter possesses technical skills and an experience of more than 35 years in energy auditing and certification,  and integration of renewable energy in buildings and in renewable energies and urban planning in general. He has organized numerous study tours in a many Energy Cities’ members. He is a fount of knowledge for Energy Cities’ staff.

As a francophile German, he is the driving force of Energy Cities’ Franco-German projects, « TANDEM » and « Semaine franco-allemande de la transition énergétique/deutsch-französische Energiewendewoche ».

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When city twins become climate partners

When city twins become climate partners

A long-standing cooperation Until now, the two cities, officially twinned since 1974, have focused their cooperation on cultural and educational issues. Now, assisted by Energy […]

Remunicipalisation: yes you can!

Remunicipalisation: yes you can!

Inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe, an increasing number of local authorities are expanding their role, not just by acting as planners but by […]

Energy efficiency implemented too slowly in Europe

Energy efficiency implemented too slowly in Europe

More than 1.100 experts from all 28 EU Member States were consulted about the relative progress in energy policies of their own countries in the […]

Infinite Solutions Guidebook

Infinite Solutions Guidebook

Financing the energy renovation of public buildings through internal contracting

Acting as an advising tutor, the city of Stuttgart has contributed its experience of more than two decades in managing/implementing an Internal Contracting scheme. The municipalities of Almada (Portugal), Águeda (Portugal), Koprivnica (Croatia), and Udine (Italy) have taken part as learning authorities with the objective of setting up their own Internal Contracting scheme.

Franco-german cooperation for the local energy transition

Franco-german cooperation for the local energy transition

Results 2014-2016 / Outlook 2017-2019

In France as in Germany, the motivation to implement the energy transition is strong. In both countries, economic growth and CO2 emissions are currently closely linked. TANDEM proposes to the institutions of both countries to create a club of local authorities on both sides of the Rhine, and to be a pioneer in the implementation of joint projects. The two countries are thus moving closer to their national and European objectives.

Territorial plan for Climate-Energy and Klimaschutzkonzept

Territorial plan for Climate-Energy and Klimaschutzkonzept

Context and practices in France and Germany

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”.