23 Sep

#EUSEW: The role of multiple benefits in the European green transition

This session aims to provide a thorough understanding of the multiple benefits approach, its expediency, the barriers hindering its widespread implementation, and its different fields […]

#EUSEW – REPowerEU: save energy, diversify, build a greener EU energy system

Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, in the REPowerEU communication, the Commission stressed the need to eliminate our dependency on Russian fossil fuels. In […]

13 Oct - 14 Oct

Natural Gas-Free Neighbourhoods Workshop

Event organised by Driving Urban Transitions programme (DUT) from JPI-Urban Europe Within the Dutch ‘Natural Gas-Free Neighbourhoods’ (PAW) programme, city districts are currently trialing different […]

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

Sobriety 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 travellers 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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A series of webinars for cities to create their own paths to climate neutrality

A series of webinars for cities to create their own paths to climate neutrality

Join our thematic hub webinars to discover how your city can make climate neutrality a reality!

03/06/2022

This summer, we are showing you how Energy Cities’ Hubs practically equip you with tools and methodologies, policy insights, networking and funding opportunities for building your […]
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What’s EUp? Fresh news from the Brussels policy machine!

What’s EUp? Fresh news from the Brussels policy machine!

How is the EU responding to the energy crisis? Discover fresh news from Brussels!

25/05/2022

Back in July 2021, the European Commission had already unveiled its massive “Fit for 55” package of energy and climate legislation (still under negotiation in […]
Advocacy
Give cities the staffing means for their climate ambitions

Give cities the staffing means for their climate ambitions

A study, a manifesto, and a campaign for more local staff to achieve the climate transition

18/05/2022

Local governments are at the forefront of managing crises. It has been true with the COVID crisis, it is still valid with the war in […]
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“Cities need two things for their buildings: money and legislation!”

“Cities need two things for their buildings: money and legislation!”

Main takeaways from the discussions around the decarbonisation of buildings at the 2022 Energy Cities Forum.

18/05/2022

Energy Cities’ Hub “Fossil-free districts and buildings” aims to make cities’ building stock and districts more carbon efficient and sufficient. Let’s take a look back […]

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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.

HotMaps

HotMaps

Europe's open-source tool for strategic heating and cooling
HotMaps

HotMaps aims at designing a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and urban planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in line with EU policies.