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  New EU decision lifts key barrier to investing in energy efficiency projects
21 September 2017 - 16:26, by David Donnerer | 445 visits
On the 19th of September, the EU statistical service Eurostat published a new guidance note on how to classify Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) in government accounts. This new guidance note, effective immediately, clarifies and makes it easier for public authorities to finance energy efficiency projects of their buildings and (...)
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  Financing the energy renovation of buildings : when budgets are low, creativity rises !
20 septembre 2017 - 15:00, par Béatrice Alcaraz | 187 visits
While ensuring proper energy renovation of the EU’s building stock is crucial to achieve our energy transition, austerity and cuts in public budgets limit the action of local authorities. So a number of Energy Cities members have been testing 3 innovative financing schemes... and it works (...)
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  United in Diversity? What Europe can do with its energy policy
20 September 2017 - 09:46, by Alix Bolle | 179 visits
By Claire Roumet and Dirk Vansintjan Republished from Euractiv - 13 sept. 2017 As the energy market is being shaken up by the arrival of new local players, one crucial objective should be to guarantee diversity in the governance representation, write Claire Roumet and Dirk Vansintjan, respectively Directors of Energy Cities and (...)
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  Energy transition and democracy in Nantes: an independant citizens’ commission hands over its report to the metropolitan council
19 September 2017 - 16:16, by Blandine Pidoux | 206 visits
The results of Nantes’ Great Debate on the energy transition, the only one of its kind in France - and possibly in Europe - by its scope and the diversity of the measures taken, have been presented on September 12th, one year after its launch.
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  Smarter Together: Munich, when e-vehicles clean the streets!
18 September 2017 - 11:34, by Béatrice Alcaraz | 260 visits
SMARTER TOGETHER is a joint project that aims to improve citizen’s quality of life in nowadays transforming cities. Three lighthouse cities will implement the main demonstration activities in specific districts, monitor the results and upscale solutions at local level. FOCUS ON MUNICH and its (...)
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  Apply to the European Commission’s international city-to-city cooperation programme!
14 September 2017 - 17:30, by Floriane Cappelletti | 332 visits
Cities in the member states of the European Union who wish to exchange with a city facing similar challenges in another global region are encouraged to apply for the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) city-to-city cooperation programme on sustainable urban (...)
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  Electric car sharing scheme is coming to Christchurch
13 September 2017 - 12:05, by Floriane Cappelletti | 303 visits
A reduction in emissions, more efficient use of vehicles and publically available car sharing will be delivered as part of a 100% battery electric car sharing service that will be launched in Christchurch (New Zealand) in November.
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  Cities need support for clean air measures: Energy Cities President meets German chancellor Merkel
4 September 2017 - 09:39, by Miriam Eisermann | 883 visits
Today, Energy Cities’ President and Mayor of Heidelberg, Dr. Eckart Würzner, meets with German chancellor Angela Merkel during the National Municipal Summit. During the event, Germany’s Head of State will debate clean air strategies with around 30 Mayors as well as regional and federal ministers and federations of municipal (...)
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Events to come
"Small Communities, Big Ideas" CIVITAS Forum 2017
From 27 to 29 September

Rencontres Nationales "Énergie et territoires ruraux, vers des territoires à énergie positive"
From 27 to 29 September

progRESsHEAT webinar: Estimating and mapping potentials for industrial excess heat - Methods and results from four studies
Friday 29 September 10:00-11:30

URBACT City Festival 2017
From 3 to 5 October

Choosing the route to Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in the Med area: a pathway to policies and practices
From 4 October 14:00 to 6 October 12:30

Top Dutch Festival / Networkparty : eat-meet-enjoy-repeat
Tuesday 10 October

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