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1st EU Peers Summit: the European Community for Integrated Home Renovation Services

The European Union has an objective of achieving a zero-emission building stock by 2050. Such a target is realistic only if, from now on, we […]

EUSEW 2024 – Exploring the heat map: inspiring approaches to sustainable urban heat planning

The recast Energy Efficiency Directive requires cities with over 45.000 inhabitants to develop local heating and cooling plans. Member states play a crucial role in […]

EUSEW 2024 – Geothermal now: bridging policy, industry, and science for a European geothermal energy strategy

Following the European Parliament’s resolution for a European geothermal energy strategy, representatives of the European Commission, Member States, industry, research institutes and civil society will […]

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Dutch cities gain new powers to disconnect gas users and accelerate shift to district heating

13/05/2024

The Dutch government recently passed the “Wet Gemeentelijke Instrumenten Warmtetransitie” (Municipal Heat Transition Instruments Act) as part of its national transition out of gas. To […]
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EUSEW: Get ready for the 2024 edition!

EUSEW: Get ready for the 2024 edition!

Registration is open for the 2024 edition of the European Sustainable Energy Week.

30/04/2024

Register now to join online and in-person sessions during EUSEW 2024.
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Better policies for healthy homes: sign up to the manifesto of local governments

Better policies for healthy homes: sign up to the manifesto of local governments

Join the pledge for municipal action combining health and energy poverty interventions

12/03/2024

The WELLBASED Healthy Homes campaign wants to raise awareness amongst local leaders, councils, and communities about the impact that fuel poverty has on people’s health. […]
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Standardised Smart EPC contract and tender documentation

12/02/2024

The successful preparation and execution of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) projects require the expertise and experience of project leaders representing a local authority. As technology […]
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What’s EUp? A busy end of 2023 for the EU institutions

What’s EUp? A busy end of 2023 for the EU institutions

The latest EU policy updates your city should be aware of

16/01/2024

The end of 2023 was an incredibly busy period for the European institutions…and for Energy Cities policy team! Discover the most recent legislative developments of […]
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Dithering between state aids and self-driven action

Dithering between state aids and self-driven action

Interview with Ivan Simic, Managing Director of REA Sjever

18/12/2023

For this episode we traveled to Croatia: From Zagreb it takes between 1 and 2 hours by car to the much smaller towns of Koprivnica, Varazdin and Virovitica in the North-East of Croatia. This is where today’s guest, Ivan Simic lives and works. Ivan explained how communication with city leaders can be improved and why he wants citizens to get on a state aid rehab.
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Europe’s leading climate cities need technological clarity – like no hydrogen in heating

15/12/2023

“From the Viennese perspective, achieving the energy revolution is crucial for achieving climate neutrality. But this is incredibly hard to do. It’s a very long […]
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Exploring Isaura: Unveiling the path to a fossil-free future

Exploring Isaura: Unveiling the path to a fossil-free future

Isaura, Calvino's invisible city, provides a unique setting for cities to explore their transition from fossil fuels to renewables. In this fascinating journey, we dove into discussions and strategies that are reshaping our urban and district landscapes.

07/11/2023

Isaura, a city imagined by Italo Calvino, is a place where the hidden secrets of an underground lake reveal how to disconnect cities from fossil […]
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Coming soon: a European community of local one-stop shops for home energy renovation

16/10/2023

Local one-stop shops for home energy renovation will soon have the opportunity to imagine and create their own European community of practice, that is, a […]
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One community energy project per 500 inhabitants…

One community energy project per 500 inhabitants…

And other tangible targets for sustainable energy production and consumption in your city

10/10/2023

Find inspiration among these tangible targets for your city related to energy production and consumption, inspired by citizen assemblies, local pacts, and other projects across Europe.

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EU Peers

EU Peers

Building the European community of practice for Integrated Home Renovation Services
EU Peers

Integrated Home Renovation Services (IHRS) offer holistic solutions for home renovations and are part of the enabling framework breaking barriers to renovation. The overall objective […]

ASCEND

Accelerating positive, clean energy districts (PCED) for cities’ transition towards climate neutrality and social justice across Europe The project’s overarching goals are to: make cities […]

SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE EU

Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence
SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE is a Horizon Europe project representing the cross-European Centre of Research Excellence for Climate-Energy-Mobility Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH). The project will engage […]

SHAPE-EU

SHAPE-EU

European Affordable Housing Consortium: Sustainable Housing for Social Impact
SHAPE-EU

The European Union has embarked on a challenging journey towards carbon neutrality. A promising approach is district renovation. Renovation at district scale reduces CO2 emissions […]