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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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Are EU countries following the “no-net-land take in 2050” recommendation?

Are EU countries following the “no-net-land take in 2050” recommendation?

Despite non-binding targets, some countries and regions are taking action to limit urban sprawling

02/05/2024

In 2011, the European Commission announced the objective of ‘no-net-land take in 2050’ as a recommendation to preserve soil, protect biodiversity, and enhance everyone’s quality […]
Advocacy
For a more resilient Europe: sufficiency can lead us toward climate neutrality

For a more resilient Europe: sufficiency can lead us toward climate neutrality

Together with other 74 organisations, we call for sufficiency policies to be urgently included into the new EU strategic agenda

26/03/2024

Energy Cities, along with 74 European organisations from civil society, academia, cities and local authorities, businesses and public service operators, launched a manifesto for sufficiency […]
News
Grenoble – Public services in the age of sufficiency

Grenoble – Public services in the age of sufficiency

How can a city rethink its public services to live withing planet boundaries

18/12/2023

From sectoral sufficiency to generalized sufficiency Across Europe, the energy crisis has made sufficiency the order of the day. In Grenoble, a French city that […]
News
Do you FEEL post-growth scarcity?  

Do you FEEL post-growth scarcity?  

A study visit in Valencia highlighted the importance of unlocking human power to respect planetary boundaries

29/11/2023

On November 7-8, 35 people from partners and stakeholders of the FEEL project, representing 8 countries, gathered in the Spanish city of Valencia to discuss […]
News
Unveiling Euphemia, where stories are traded to feed the future

Unveiling Euphemia, where stories are traded to feed the future

During the Energy Cities Forum in Modena, we embarked on a journey to discover how food policies can shape sustainable urban transformations

14/11/2023

Calvino’s invisible city of Euphemia is a unique marketplace. In addition to goods and services, people trade also stories. You do not come to Euphemia […]
News
Welcome Cascais to Energy Cities’ network!

Welcome Cascais to Energy Cities’ network!

We look forward to working with Ambiente Cascais on carbon neutrality and innovation projects

08/11/2023

Energy Cities is glad to welcome a new member: Ambiente Cascais! Cascais is a charming coastal town located on the western coast of Portugal, near […]
News
ENC’s Olinda, the city that continuously reinvents itself

ENC’s Olinda, the city that continuously reinvents itself

During the Energy Cities Forum in Modena, we embarked on a journey through urban regeneration for more sustainable cities

02/11/2023

Calvino’s invisible city of Olinda grows in concentric circles. You need a magnifying glass to appreciate all the features of this always-renewing city. The old […]
News
Headwinds

Headwinds

Policy op-ed

12/10/2023

It would seem that the reasons for opposing the European Green Deal are even more prolific than the legislation arising from it. The nature restoration […]
News
Fostering urban regeneration for a more people-centered society

Fostering urban regeneration for a more people-centered society

Join our sessions in Modena for insights on how to bring abandoned urban areas back to life and give public space back to citizens

14/08/2023

Join our sessions in Modena for insights on how to bring abandoned urban areas back to life and give public space back to citizens