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mardi 21 avril 2015

Aberdeen Conference - It’s now or never !
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 176 visits
Only 2 days to go ! Focus on three special sessions
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Wednesday 15 April 2015

Juncker Plan: European Parliament decides to support local energy efficiency projects!
By Thomas Garabetian | 336 visits
This was a great week for energy efficiency in the European Parliament. The ITRE committee (Industry, Research and Energy) voted the ring-fencing of EUR 5 billion (among the EUR 21 billion of EU guarantees) in the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) to fund energy efficiency projects.
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jeudi 9 avril 2015

LIFE+ for the Energy and Climate Plan of Essonne County (France)
By Blandine Pidoux | 207 visits
The French Essonne County, Energy Cities member since 2006, has just published an inspiring summary of the results achieved during its participation in the LIFE+ CLIMATE project.
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Wednesday 8 April 2015

France-Germany: The energy transition to boost EU’s economy
By Floriane Bernardot | 283 visits
Could the Franco-German couple push the Juncker Plan to support investment in energy efficiency and renewables? This is what the French and German Ministers for Economic Affairs asked in a joint declaration on economic integration on 31 March.
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Tuesday 7 April 2015

Paul Voss and Euroheat & Power wish a happy birthday to Energy Cities!
By Frédéric Boyer | 282 visits
http://www.energy-cities.eu/-25-years-of-Energy-Cities-
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Friday 3 April 2015

Energy Cities’ photo contest - Vote for your favourite picture!
By Floriane Bernardot | 413 visits
On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, Energy Cities has launched a photo contest open to all members of the network.
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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Breaking news: #COP21 cancelled as cities have put the world back on track
By Floriane Bernardot | 788 visits
At an emergency press conference organised this morning, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced the amazing news: local authorities have won the fight against climate change.
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mardi 31 mars 2015

Aberdeen Conference : Share, learn, network ! #mayors2015
By Floriane Bernardot | 350 visits
This year, Energy Cities' International Conference will be held in a city of which the economy has long been relying on the oil industry and which has now engaged in the energy transition. What a challenge !
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Thursday 26 March 2015

European capitals and big cities commit to joint public procurement #COP21
By Floriane Bernardot | 326 visits
This Thursday, 26 March, about thirty mayors from European capitals and big cities gathered in Paris, which is to host the COP21 in December. Amongst the participating cities were some members of Energy Cities and Covenant of Mayors signatories.
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Wednesday 25 March 2015

Växjö urges Swedish Government to become the world’s first fossil-fuel free nation
By Miriam Eisermann | 747 visits
While the EU's position on a goal for the Paris Climate Talks in December is still up for discussion, the Swedish city of Växjö is pushing for more: today, Mayor Bo Frank has issued a declaration urging the Swedish Government and European local authorities to follow in Växjö's footsteps and take meaningful action for going fossil fuel-free.
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lundi 23 mars 2015

Litoměřice, the next Czech post-carbon city
By Blandine Pidoux | 321 visits
While it has traditionally been relying on coal combustion for most of its energy use, the city is now taking steps towards a low-carbon future.
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Friday 20 March 2015

The Energy Union partially eclipsed by the Energy Nations
By Thomas Garabetian | 275 visits
Today (20 March), the European Council delivered its conclusions on the Energy Union. There were some good opportunities to seize. And there were some reasons to worry.
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jeudi 19 mars 2015

EIB should increase its focus on energy efficiency and renewables at local level
By Thomas Garabetian | 241 visits
Energy Cities contributed to the public consultation on approach of the European Investment Bank to Climate Action.
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Monday 16 March 2015

Welcome to smart houses! Helsinki (Finland)
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 304 visits
The first residents moved into the new smart houses in the Helsinki district of Kalasatama at the end of February. This district is the first model in Finland of smart energy systems. Kalasatama is located on the sea shore at the edge of Helsinki city centre. The district will offer 8,000 jobs and a home for about 20,000 Helsinki residents by the beginning of the 2030s.
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Wednesday 11 March 2015

Energy Cities’ Annual Conference #mayors2015 - Come and meet Transformation Cities!
By Floriane Bernardot | 374 visits
The harbour cities of Aberdeen (UK) and Dunkirk (France) have undertaken amibitous transformation. They will share their plans, aims and doubts at Energy Cities' Conference next April.
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Monday 9 March 2015

"We need your positive energy": EU Commission Vice President Šefčovič meets Energy Cities mayors
By Alix Bolle | 594 visits
Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič held an exchange of views with Energy Cities Board of Directors on 6 March 2015, one week after the official unveiling of the Energy Union project.
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Friday 6 March 2015

Frankfurt-am-Main: Germany’s economic capital city aims at a 95% CO2-emission reduction by 2050
By Floriane Bernardot | 387 visits
Frankfurt-am-Main is considered a leading city at global level from its economic power and cultural richness. EU's 3rd business city has also been an energy transition pioneer for a long time. It has proved it once again by setting itself the objective of reducing its CO2 emissions by 95% by 2050 (baseline year 1990).
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Friday 27 February 2015

EEFIG report identifies ways to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments
By Floriane Bernardot | 372 visits
On 26 February, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) co-convened by the European Commission and UNEP Finance Initiative launched its final report on the occasion of the Heating and Cooling Conference.
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Thursday 26 February 2015

Energy Union – It can’t work without cities and citizens
By Floriane Bernardot | 490 visits
‘Cities are key to the establishment of the Energy Union project’ said Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič yesterday at a high-level roundtable which gathered some 20 leaders of European cities. Cities are the largest consumers of energy in Europe, and where three quarters of carbon emissions are generated. A successful EU Energy Union must tap into the potential of local energy resources and actively involve local authorities and their citizens.
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Tuesday 24 February 2015

Energy Cities’ Annual Conference #mayors2015 - How is your city shifting to a new economy?
By Floriane Bernardot | 499 visits
At Energy Cities' Annual Conference, local leaders and experts from cities and other organisations of all over Europe will take time to discuss the link between energy transition and local development.
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