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Monday 27 June 2016

The Energy Union badly needs a “revolution from below”
By Alix Bolle | 177 visits
In Italy, experts are talking about the emergence of a “revolution from below”, steered by local authorities which have helped the country increase its share of renewable energy from 15% to 35.5% in just a few years’ time, with huge socio-economic benefits. At European level, this revolution and the role cities play in it is mostly confined to side programmes and dedicated initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors or the Urban Agenda. While it is important that cities are supported through targeted mechanisms to advance the energy transition, it is also crucial that their own priorities and contributions find an echo in existing, high stake EU policies such as the strategic plan of building an Energy Union.
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Monday 27 June 2016

Odense (DK) : Training craftsmen to accelerate the energy transition
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 87 visits
It all started with the observation that encouraging owners to renovate their houses was quite a challenge. What is the best way to provide incentives? How can the message be conveyed in a timely manner? Local craftsmen appeared to be the solution: they are in contact with consumers and have the attention of those seeking advice on how to save energy and improve the comfort of their homes.
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Friday 24 June 2016

EU Covenant of Mayors and Compact of Mayors launch largest global coalition of cities committed to fighting climate change
By Floriane Cappelletti | 259 visits
Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy will combine efforts and leadership to accelerate climate action at the local level worldwide.
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Monday 20 June 2016

#Democracy - Making the city "an open transformation platform"
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 233 visits
Interview of Carlos Moreno, a Franco-Colombian university professor. This humanist-scientist is renowned for his expertise of the "human smart city" concept.
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Wednesday 15 June 2016

Energy Efficiency and ESCO financing: Niš LE(A)DS the way
By David Donnerer | 206 visits
The Serbian city of Niš will achieve 23% energy savings on its public lighting using ESCO funding and technical assistance from the European Bank for Research and Development (EBRD).
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mardi 14 juin 2016

Boosting cooperation between cities : #Bornova 2016 conference success
By Miriam Eisermann | 338 visits
At our Annual Conference in Bornova (Turkey), Mayors of cities in Europe and its Mediterranean neighbourhood have committed to acting together to ensure an energy transition to a fairer model based on the use of renewables and the reduction of CO2 emissions. - By Sorina Buzatu -
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Tuesday 7 June 2016

Almada’s Less Carbon Climate Fund becomes revolving
By Jana Cicmanova | 367 visits
After seven years of successful operation, Almada's Less Carbon Climate Fund is now being redesigned and upgraded - it will become a revolving fund.
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Thursday 2 June 2016

Try new DDDelicious local flavours in new issue of Energy Cities INFO
By Miriam Eisermann | 327 visits
There are still some days left until summer starts. Nevertheless, we already suggest the three new DDDelicious flavours that will give Europe's energy transition a local taste: Devolution (yummy!), Democracy (dainty!), Divestment (mouth-watering!)
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vendredi 27 mai 2016

Polish-German city cooperation : promoting low emission actions on a local level
By Miriam Eisermann | 359 visits
Our collective member PNEC (Polish Network of Energie Cités) initiates German-Polish city partnerships to foster exchange of experiences and solutions on the road to a low-emission economy.
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Tuesday 24 May 2016

How to make Europe number 1 in Energy Efficiency?
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 416 visits
Since 2011 and thanks to considerable progress in energy efficiency policies there are more new or improved energy efficiency policies but more effort is needed to achieve the 2020 target.
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Monday 23 May 2016

The Udine Climate Fund: another step towards a sustainable energy city
By Jana Cicmanova | 341 visits
From its central position just in the middle of Friuli historical region, Udine has always renewed, year by year, its commitment towards the environmental sustainability in general and the reduction of CO2 emissions in particular.
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vendredi 20 mai 2016

#Bornova2016 - Get into the Grand Bazaar !
By Blandine Pidoux | 530 visits
Energy Cities' Annual Conference in Bornova, Turkey, is in only 2 weeks now and we are happy to announce today the list of 24 forums that were selected for our "bazaar" sessions...
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mardi 17 mai 2016

Malmö awarded in Brussels for its outstanding mobility plan
By Blandine Pidoux | 239 visits
On 20 April, our member city of Malmö (Sweden) was announced by Director-General for DG MOVE, Mr. Henrik Hololei, as the winner of the 4th Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning Award.
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Wednesday 11 May 2016

Sit and connect: First solar bench installed in Litoměřice
By Floriane Cappelletti | 536 visits
Litoměřice is the first Czech city to provide its citizens with a smart solar bench. ‘CapaSitty’ was recently installed in the Václav Havel public park.
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mardi 10 mai 2016

New dialogues between cities & local stakeholders
By Blandine Pidoux | 722 visits
Energy Cities has carried out a new exploratory study for cities and diverse project leaders desiring to start a sustainable energy transition in collaboration with all stakeholders in their territory.
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Friday 6 May 2016

#Bornova2016 - Remunicipalising energy services: why and how?
By Floriane Cappelletti | 485 visits
Over the last 15 years, 235 cities in 37 countries have brought water services back under public control benefiting 100 million people.
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Friday 29 April 2016

Small-scale biomass-based cogeneration: different techniques being tested in South East Sweden
By Kinga Kovacs | 538 visits
Energy Cities member, the Energy Agency for South East Sweden, is currently involved in the testing of three different techniques for small-scale biomass-based cogeneration (gasifier, wet steam turbine and organic Rancine cycle) which are being built and demonstrated in South East Sweden as part of the project Small Scale CHP LIFE+ (2014-2018).
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Friday 29 April 2016

EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete invites mayors to join the new Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to make Europe “a sustainable low-carbon and climate-resilient society”
By Floriane Cappelletti | 476 visits
Following up on the historic international agreement on climate change reached last December in Paris, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete addresses mayors in a letter that emphasizes cities’ crucial role in successfully implementing the energy transition.
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Thursday 28 April 2016

An innovative platform to achieve the 2020 climate and energy targets
By Rémi Collombet-Gourdon | 272 visits
Our member Klimaatverbond recently informed us that the Dutch Agreement on Energy for Sustainable Growth concluded between 47 organisations in 2013 is finally available in English. Combining an innovative governance platform with a systemic approach to energy and climate policy, this type of agreement sets the example when it comes to achieving climate and energy targets.
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Friday 22 April 2016

Climate deal in New York : how local climate action could make world leaders blush
By Rémi Collombet-Gourdon | 358 visits
Today, 162 countries are expected to sign the Paris Climate Agreement in New York. This is an important step, concluding months of harsh negotiations. However, would they pay more attention to the local policies that have been put in place since the Paris City hall declaration in December, world leaders would blush..
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