Baden Württemberg set on achieving its heating and cooling decarbonisation

In European cities, most of our energy consumption is used for heating and cooling. If cities want to reach their target of climate neutrality by 2050, they need to start planning how to phase out fossil fuels from heating and cooling now

Helsinki Energy Challenge outcomes: an artificial island, salt and a HIVE will help decarbonise heating

Key lessons include involving citizens, market forces and combining existing technology with local resources

The heated debate on hydrogen in our cities

Hydrogen is often presented as a quick fix to get rid of fossil fuels from heating and cooling in cities. But is it really?

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Donna Gartland

“It’s about understanding what’s important to citizens in Dublin.”

Interview with Donna Gartland, CEO of CODEMA

In this episode Donna Gartland explains what changes can be expected in the city and describes how she and her team trigger conversations with citizens around very abstract topics such as district heating using waste heat from data centres.

Jessica Grove-Smith

Climate protection begins at (the) home

How physicist Jessica Grove-Smith and the Passive House Institute are reducing carbon emissions one building and one city at a time

“Passive House has been around for more than 25 years and the market is changing. I feel that we are at a turning point where […]

Michèle Jacobs

Leuven Lessons: High hopes, high risk, and a medieval city as a modern construction site.

Michèle Jacobs, Stakeholders relations Leuven 2030

“I do it for my children and I want to be able to look them in the eye and tell them that I tried and that our family tried.” I am about halfway through the interview with Michèle Jacobs when she says this and it leaves me a bit stunned.

One-stop-shop Riga
Riga Energy Agency - Latvia

One-stop-shop Riga

Covering 50% of the renovation cost with a municipal pilot fund

One-stop-shop Litoměřice
Litoměřice - Czech Republic

One-stop-shop Litoměřice

Connecting with the Smart city strategy

One-stop-shop Mantova
Mantova - Italy

One-stop-shop Mantova

Coordinating deep renovation process

Retrofit one-stop-shops: Study inventory of best practices

Retrofit one-stop-shops: Study inventory of best practices

Extensive analysis of the existing energy efficiency services operators and long-term financing schemes

This report offers an in-depth analysis of different aspects of the existing retorfit one-stop-shop pilot models and the services they offer to homeowners. These features are presented with reference to the steps of the one-stop-shop “customer journey”.

Finance your sustainable and climate action:   Experience from 195 public authorities in your hands for learning and replication

Finance your sustainable and climate action: Experience from 195 public authorities in your hands for learning and replication

A comprehensive guide

Innovative financing is often an option for local energy and climate projects, but cities and regions need to know better how to activate and use […]

Success Stories from PROSPECT

Success Stories from PROSPECT

Over the past months, almost 200 local/regional authorities and agencies got to exchange and learn about innovative mechanisms to finance their sustainable energy and climate […]

Energy Efficiency Watch 4

Energy Efficiency Watch 4

Making the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive a reality

Energy Efficiency Watch 4

What is a Directive without a proper implementation? Energy Efficiency Watch 4 (EEW4) monitors how Member States translate the European Energy Efficiency Directive into impacting […]

ORFEE

ORFEE

Office of Renovations and Financings for Energy Efficiency

ORFEE

The project aims to set-up a shared resource platform for third-party financing companies (STF) acting as One-Stop-Shops: The Office of Renovations and Financings for Energy […]

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Transition roadmaps to energy efficient, zero-carbon urban heating and cooling

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Climate urgency calls on all political levels to act more stringent and faster. This proposal is the first to unite cities across Europe to work […]

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