Energy Transition Covenant of Mayorss
  Zagreb, Vienna and Bielsko-Biala sharing their experience with Bratislava, Prešov and more...
20 novembre 2015 - 06:59, par Jana Cicmanova | 175 visits
New Covenant of Mayors was officially launched and endorsed on the occasion of the Joint Covenant of Mayors & Mayors Adapt Ceremony held on 15 October 2015 in Brussels. The cities shall now commit to the European Union’s 2030 CO2 target : a 40% emission reduction by 2030. Moreover, climate mitigation and adaptation have been (...)
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  Victory for local energy! Swedish municipality of Växjö wins case against competition authority
18 November 2015 - 18:42, by Floriane Cappelletti | 266 visits
Three years ago, the municipality of Växjö was sued by the national competition authority for requiring city owners to connect to its local district heating system. This Monday 16 November, the Stockholm District Court ruled in favor of Växjö, marking a victory for local sustainable energy projects, often unable to compete with free (...)
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  Local elected leaders urge European Commission to reshape energy governance architecture
16 November 2015 - 13:48, by Alix Bolle | 465 visits
Last Friday, less than a week before the release of the state of the Energy Union report, Energy Cities teamed up with the key four other European networks for sustainable cities to raise concerns over the governance of energy and climate policies.
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  Bielsko-Biala : Where Poland shows that "low-carbon" is possible
12 November 2015 - 14:35, by Miriam Eisermann | 215 visits
Poland’s parliamentary elections (end of october) had one winner: the eurosceptic and fossil-fuel friendly Law and Justice party. It is to be feared that, as of now, European Union efforts to move to lower carbon energy will be even more dependent on committed local (...)
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  COCON 63 : Massive renovation operation
10 November 2015 - 10:03, by Béatrice Alcaraz | 189 visits
The French Department of Puy-de-Dôme, in co-operation with the local energy & climate agency (Aduhme) launched an innovative collective operation aimed at massively isolating attic space in public buildings: the COCON ("cocoon") 63 operation.
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  Energy Cities’ best practice database has been revamped
3 novembre 2015 - 18:28, par Blandine Pidoux | 265 visits
Energy Cities now has a completely new interface for its best practice database. Entirely revamped and updated, it highlights the vitality of European cities’ action in the field of energy and climate policies.
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  European RegioStars Awards 2015 honours IMAGINE project
30 October 2015 - 16:05, by Floriane Cappelletti | 361 visits
Europe’s most inspiring and innovating projects supported by Cohesion Policy funds were at centre stage during the 2015 RegioStars Awards ceremony on 14 October.
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  Group intelligence in Helsinki : collaborative sustainable city planning
29 octobre 2015 - 11:30, par Floriane Cappelletti | 200 visits
The Urban Academy in Helsinki relies on a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable city development. Based on co-creation methods, it aims at "bringing teaching and research from lecture halls and laboratories to the city streets, its residents and policymakers" to build better (...)
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Events to come
COP21 UN Climate Conference
From 30 November to 11 December

Webinar: "Start at Home" - contribution of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing providers to mitigating climate change
Monday 30 November 15:00-16:30

Webinar - Low Carbon urban developments in Asia: experiences and outlook
Thursday 3 December 09:00-10:00

#COP21 workshop - COPowering change: The role of local governance in delivering the energy transition
Thursday 3 December 15:30-18:00

Climate Summit for Local Leaders
Friday 4 December

#COP21 Post-Carbon Cities as Drivers for Decarbonisation
Monday 7 December

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