08 Dec

What’sEUp: Updates on the European legislation on heating/cooling & building renovation

Join us for this information exchange session between cities. The objective of the session is to inform cities’ political and technical teams about the important […]

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A 10-Point Plan to accelerate the EU heat transition

A 10-Point Plan to accelerate the EU heat transition

EU Energy organisations urge the European Commission to revise the outdated EU heating & cooling strategy

18/10/2022

On October 18th 2022, Energy Cities and nine other organisations released a 10-point plan for a successful heating and cooling transition to tackle the current energy crisis. Among key actions, signatories call for the revision of the EU’s outdated heating and cooling strategy, the implementation of mandatory heat planning and a ban on using individual, fossil-only boilers in buildings.
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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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From Stockholm and Brussels to Vienna: a multidisciplinary team co-developed a strategy to reach ambitious energy targets in three Viennese districts
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Sufficiency and resilience at the heart of decentralised cooperation between Montpellier and Tlemcen

Sufficiency and resilience at the heart of decentralised cooperation between Montpellier and Tlemcen

‘Setting the table’ for cities to make progress with energy-climate initiatives

28/07/2022

‘Setting the table’ for cities to make progress with energy-climate initiatives If you are travelling through Provence this summer, perhaps you will see, as I […]
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Energy security and climate: Cities stepping up to protect Europe 

Energy security and climate: Cities stepping up to protect Europe 

Summer alerts are threatening European climate objectives 

21/07/2022

Summer is here and while travelers are preparing their luggage to reach their touristic destination, the holiday season is covering Europeans with a misleading sense […]
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Making cities climate-proof starts with investing in people
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Moving towards fossil-free districts: What’s in it for my city? 

Moving towards fossil-free districts: What’s in it for my city? 

Introducing the new way that Energy Cities organises itself into Hubs

24/06/2022

The webinar “Moving towards fossil-free districts: What’s in it for my city?” that was held on 16 June was the occasion to launch the Energy […]
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Innovative financing schemes: Become a mentor city in the PROSPECT+ peer-learning programme!

Innovative financing schemes: Become a mentor city in the PROSPECT+ peer-learning programme!

An opportunity to share your experience on implementing innovative financing schemes & gain visibility for your municipality or region!

22/06/2022

After the first fruitful learning cycle where nine mentors from across Europe shared how they have implemented innovative financing schemes in their municipalities or regions, […]
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Introducing the obligation for heating and cooling planning with appropriate support for municipalities 

17/06/2022

The European Commission proposed in the recast Energy Efficiency Directive to make heating and cooling plans mandatory for municipalities above a threshold of 50 000 inhabitants. […]

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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 […]

PROSPECT+

PROSPECT+

Capacity building for cities and regions - from learning to action!
PROSPECT+

A capacity-building programme on innovative financing, by and for EU cities and regions

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 […]

WELLBASED

WELLBASED

Exiting energy poverty and related health problems: European pilots take action
WELLBASED

While 10% of European citizens suffer from energy poverty and policy solutions remain scarce, six cities around Europe have decided to design urban programmes that may serve as blueprint for others.