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Roast (don’t rust) your skills on community energy!

Roast (don’t rust) your skills on community energy!

Sign up to the free Community Energy Espresso Training

01/03/2024

Civil servants, prepare yourselves and your local authority to become community energy supporters! Develop your skills around 6 shots prepared by your favorite baristas.
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Forget Tinder, use The Tool:  First ever asset match-making tool for cities and citizens out now

Forget Tinder, use The Tool: First ever asset match-making tool for cities and citizens out now

Centrepiece of the brand-new accreditation scheme for municipalities

14/02/2024

The search for the one and only, the life-long partner, can be long and difficult. But why not having several ones and meeting them online? Don’t get us wrong: we’re talking about city-citizen partnerships. Now, there’s the LIFE LOOP matchmaking tool that can spark new connections and collaborations between municipalities and community groups.
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EUCityCalc: the new webtool to empower local authorities

EUCityCalc: the new webtool to empower local authorities

Supporting cities in making informative policy choices to achieve climate neutrality

09/02/2024

In their efforts to contribute to a more sustainable future, cities often face the hurdle of having insufficient information to appropriately assess their respective pathways […]
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One city, one vision: the collective effort behind Valencia’s mission

One city, one vision: the collective effort behind Valencia’s mission

The recognition of Valencia as European Green Capital 2024 acknowledges years of efforts mobilising everyone around a common vision for the city’s future

23/01/2024

At the heart of Valencia’s recent achievements are two things: first, a clearly defined vision and pathway of how to get there; second, successful and widespread mobilisation around this vision, both in its definition and implementation.
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How the city of Leuven is rallying its forces for climate neutrality

How the city of Leuven is rallying its forces for climate neutrality

Leuven is developing partnerships to achieve climate neutrality in 2050

15/01/2024

We have a new President! First of all, Energy Cities is proud to be presided over by the city of Leuven, which has been engaged […]
Interviews
Dithering between state aids and self-driven action

Dithering between state aids and self-driven action

Interview with Ivan Simic, Managing Director of REA Sjever

18/12/2023

For this episode we traveled to Croatia: From Zagreb it takes between 1 and 2 hours by car to the much smaller towns of Koprivnica, Varazdin and Virovitica in the North-East of Croatia. This is where today’s guest, Ivan Simic lives and works. Ivan explained how communication with city leaders can be improved and why he wants citizens to get on a state aid rehab.
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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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“Our job is to break down barriers and work horizontally with all those concerned.”

“Our job is to break down barriers and work horizontally with all those concerned.”

Interview with Jean-Patrick Masson, Vice-President at Dijon Métropole

26/10/2023

Yes, Dijon is located in the famous Burgundy region and it is known for quite some delicious goods. But it’s good you’ve tuned in today: food and drinks are not the only thing in which this city and its surroundings excel. The Metropolitan area (250.000 inhabitants) has also been recognised by the European Commission as a climate leader amongst 100 climate flagship cities.

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LIFE LOOP – Accreditation scheme page

Community energy accreditation scheme
LIFE LOOP – Accreditation scheme page

The LIFE LOOP community energy accreditation is Europe’s first scheme that acknowledges municipalities demonstrating foresightedness in energy community matters. It is free of charge for […]

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 […]

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

The world's largest movement for local climate and energy action.
Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

After the adoption, in 2008, of the 2020 EU Climate and Energy Package, the European Commission launched the Covenant of Mayors to endorse and support the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy policies.

SHAPE-EU

SHAPE-EU

European Affordable Housing Consortium: Sustainable Housing for Social Impact
SHAPE-EU

The European Union has embarked on a challenging journey towards carbon neutrality. A promising approach is district renovation. Renovation at district scale reduces CO2 emissions […]