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EU Mayors call for coordinated EU withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty

EU Mayors call for coordinated EU withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty

Mayors from 5 EU countries say ECT is obstacle to achieving ambitious targets

14/11/2022

Mayors from Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands have sent a letter to EU leaders calling for a full and coordinated withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty.
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A handful of (not so?) “crazy ideas” on how to make local one-stop-shops for home energy renovation thrive

13/10/2022

The impetus given to local one-stop-shops by local authorities and EU funding programmes  in their start-up phase is essential. But continuous support from all levels […]
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What’s EUp? European energy policies facing the “perfect storm”

14/09/2022

All the forecast conditions have come together: record high energy prices, uncertain gas supplies due to the Russian war on Ukraine, dramatic drought limiting the […]
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Radical honesty

Radical honesty

Policy op-ed

17/06/2022

It is the last of the ‘soft’ instruments put forward by Donella and Denis Meadows in the revised version of their 2004 ‘Limits to growth’ […]
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Entrenching the just transition into the EU Green Deal

Entrenching the just transition into the EU Green Deal

The Social Climate Fund at the service of a place-based transition

18/02/2022

EU Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira made it very clear in her speech presenting the 8th Cohesion report last week: “For far too […]
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“100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030” European Mission Launched

26/11/2021

On the 25th of November, the European Commission launched a call for expression of interest for cities to join the European Mission on Climate-Neutral and […]
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European Commission launches kit for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities

03/11/2021

The European Commission is due to launch a call for Expression of Interest to participate in the 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030 Mission […]
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Municipal Climate Partnerships as Green Motors for Europe

Municipal Climate Partnerships as Green Motors for Europe

What EU and national policymakers need to do to boost climate action on the local level

27/09/2021

City partnerships are part of the civic backbone of European integration and cooperation. However, their systemic potential as a powerful peer learning structure to roll […]
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What I learned this summer… or “the State of the European Dis-Union”

16/09/2021

Yesterday, 15 September, the President of the European Commission was returning to deliver the now traditional State of the Union. This year’s address highlighted the […]