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  Artificial Intelligence - the next frontier for local energy transition
7 août 2018 - 15:13, par David Donnerer | 259 visits
From drones, self-driving cars and robot vacuum cleaners sweeping our homes to chatbots answering our service requests, artificial intelligence (AI) is already appearing more and more in our daily city lives. But the advent of AI won’t end there : as energy systems are becoming decentralised, decarbonised and digitalised, artificial (...)
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  Fostering District Heating and Cooling in European Cities – Policy recommendations from the HEATNET project
2 août 2018 - 11:00, par Sara Giovannini | 326 visits
You have probably heard about the advantages of District Heating and Cooling systems : they increase energy efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to the development of a greener economy. But what can be done to foster the supply of renewable and low carbon heat to our buildings ? Our experts just released a set of (...)
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  EU energy policy : what’s in store for you in the fall ?
30 juillet 2018 - 10:08, par David Donnerer | 336 visits
Ever heard of JOMO ? It stands for “joy of missing out.” For this summer’s newsletter, we thought you’d have a much easier time chilling out during your vacation if you know now what to expect upon your return.
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  From energy funds to match-funding: innovative ways of financing the energy transition at the local level
26 July 2018 - 11:28, by Sara Giovannini | 378 visits
With the next budget of the European Union on the way, Energy Cities’ policy intelligence is directing much of its focus on how this budget will allocate more funding for the energy transition. But let’s not forget that EU funds, however important, are not the only instrument cities have to finance their green development. Recently, I (...)
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  The Covenant of Mayors - Europe is launching the Cities in the Spotlight awards
25 July 2018 - 12:02, by Floriane Cappelletti | 380 visits
In the 10th year of the initiative, the Covenant of Mayors wishes to reward signatories that have been working within the Covenant framework and achieving remarkable progress in their local energy and climate action. The 1st Covenant Cities in the Spotlight call is now (...)
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  How deep is your love…for cars? Hamburg’s methods to reduce emissions
24 July 2018 - 08:17, by Tatjana Veith | 402 visits
Germans are a truly cool people, but when it comes to their cars, some of them can’t take a joke. Germans love their BMWs, VWs and Porsches and are very proud of their country’s ability to make such good ones. It looks like car lovers will have to prepare for tougher times, however. Following this year’s decision by the German Federal (...)
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  Spain: new policy, new energy for cities
19 July 2018 - 08:53, by Miriam Eisermann | 568 visits
Spain recently made quite remarkable strides in the energy domain. The country’s newly created Ministry for Ecological Transition is headed up by Teresa Ribera, an expert in sustainable development. Ms. Ribera is unequivocally in favour of the EU’s ambitious goals for renewables and energy efficiency, and has issued a plan calling for (...)
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  Investing in solar energy: follow the unusual example of a Belgian cooperative
16 July 2018 - 09:35, by Béatrice Karas | 552 visits
It is a first in Belgium! At a time when citizens’ initiatives are mushrooming across Europe , in Mouscron the community energy cooperative COOPEM was launched …. by the municipality!
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Events to come
Rencontres des villes du transport gratuit - Cities Meeting on Free Public Transport
From 3 to 4 September

Behave 2018 conference
From 5 to 7 September

Conférence sur les territoires pionniers de la transition énergétique en France et en Allemagne
From 5 to 6 September

"Dealing with the past & Planning for the future - turning urban brownfields into possibilities" Baltic Urban Lab final conference
From 6 to 7 September

URBACT City Festival
From 13 to 14 September

Mix and Move! European Mobility Week 2018
From 16 to 22 September

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