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 […]

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Energy Cities joins new Cool Heating Coalition

Energy Cities joins new Cool Heating Coalition

Energy Cities joins forces to make sustainable, renewable, and affordable heating and cooling a reality across the EU. 

13/05/2024

Decarbonising heating and cooling is an essential part of the transition to a low-carbon built environment. Yet according to Eurostat data, in 2021 renewables made […]
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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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Which changes in regulation are needed for a quick and just phase-out of natural gas?

12/04/2024

A rapid gas phase out is a critical objective for a responsible and fair transition towards decarbonised heat.  
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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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Local strategic Heat Planning Poland Compressed

Local strategic Heat Planning Poland Compressed

Organized by KAPE, Forum Energii and Energy Cities

19/12/2023

The building’s sector accounts for 38 % of the total energy consumed in Poland and 33 % of energy-related emissions and makes up a large […]
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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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Travel to Isaura, where an underground lake shapes the city and its culture

Travel to Isaura, where an underground lake shapes the city and its culture

As part of Energy Cities’ inspirational day in Modena, we invite you on a journey to the fictional city of Isaura to unplug your city from fossil fuels at the source.

25/09/2023

On October 18th, travel from Modena to the fantastical city of Isaura, where the hidden secrets of an underground lake reveal how to disconnect your city from fossil fuels. 
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Member States must get ready for the new local heat and cooling planning obligation

Member States must get ready for the new local heat and cooling planning obligation

The EU and cities are preparing the ground to decarbonise Europe’s buildings but most Member States are missing in action

19/09/2023

Decarbonising Europe’s buildings is probably the biggest challenge of the energy transition. Not because they consume 43% of our energy and 36% of our greenhouse […]
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Thriving regions, stronger Europe

Thriving regions, stronger Europe

Energy Cities' top picks at the EU Week of Regions & Cities 2023

24/08/2023

From community energy to urban regeneration, heating decarbonisation and financing our events during the European Week of Regions and Cities offer great learning and networking […]

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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 […]

REDI4HEAT

REDI4HEAT

Supporting the implementation of key EU legislations on heating and cooling
REDI4HEAT

Heating and cooling represent almost 50% of the EU energy demand and 80% of the energy consumption in households. Yet, it accounts for 40% of […]

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