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How can frugality be integrated into local policies?

How can frugality be integrated into local policies?

Learning from the practices of others

04/07/2024

Partners involved in the FEEL project met in Besançon to find out what the city is doing in terms of frugality, vegetation and energy efficiency, […]
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The Cities Heat Detox: a new campaign shedding light on heat decarbonisation in cities

The Cities Heat Detox: a new campaign shedding light on heat decarbonisation in cities

The Covenant of Mayors launches a new campaign focused on detoxifying cities’ heating and cooling systems.

13/06/2024

The Covenant of Mayors just launched a new campaign at EUSEW aimed at inspiring and empower cities to detoxify their heating and cooling systems. The campaign calls on cities to join for healthy heat in cities and a healthy future for Europe.
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Why sufficiency should be at the heart of the next European strategic agenda

Why sufficiency should be at the heart of the next European strategic agenda

From resilience to competitiveness, here are 5 reasons why sufficiency measures are more needed than ever

03/06/2024

So far, the EU institutions tried to overcome several crisis without seriously considering a critical lever at its disposal: managing Europe’s resource use. Faced with […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]