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Friday 23 June 2017

Cities meet Members of European Parliament to discuss contribution to key energy legislations
By Alix Bolle | 125 visits
Yesterday, in the margins of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, 5 elected city representatives held an exchange of views with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the role local authorities should play in the various energy legislative proposals that have been tabled by the European Commission as part of the Clean Energy Package.
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jeudi 22 juin 2017

Energy Cities launches pan-European study on remunicipalisation and local energy ownership
By Alix Bolle | 349 visits
How can cities and communities reclaim control over local energy systems ? What are the challenges and success factors for creating a local energy company ? What are the links between devolution and remunicipalisation moves, community energy and participative governance ? To answer these and many other questions around the rise of local energy ownership across Europe, Energy Cities has commissioned a comprehensive scoping study which will be launched officially today during the EU Sustainable Energy Week.
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Tuesday 20 June 2017

How Bristol took back control of its energy
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 233 visits
The City of Bristol in England is known for being a breeding ground for local and community initiatives in favour of an ecological transition, which earned it the title of “European Green Capital” in 2015.
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Monday 19 June 2017

#EUSEW17 starts today, Come and meet us !
By Floriane Cappelletti | 201 visits
The EUSEW Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances.
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Thursday 15 June 2017

Inventive measures and tools to accelerate cities’ energy transition: Lisbon and Stuttgart in the spotlight!
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 444 visits
Cities keep their course! Cities from all across the world are busy outlining roadmaps and masterplans defining the kind of energy transition they are keen to deliver: 100% renewable or climate neutral by 2050. But 2050 is now!
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lundi 12 juin 2017

#maketheplanetgreatagain through mobilising ALL stakeholders
By Claire Roumet | 387 visits
This is how it is. The United States, the world’s second largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, has announced its withdrawal from the first multilateral agreement on climate change signed by 195 countries. An agreement that reminds us of our shared responsibility and commits each country to imagining its OWN path towards ensuring a “liveable” planet.
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Friday 2 June 2017

Mr Trump, cities won’t change their course! #makeourplanetgreatagain
By Miriam Eisermann | 1141 visits
What cast a cloud since the last US Presidential elections, has become real yesterday evening: Donald Trump officially announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Energy Cities President Eckart Würzner, the Mayor of the German city of Heidelberg reacted with disappointment, but not discouragement.
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Monday 29 May 2017

Carine Dartiguepeyrou: Accelerating the future
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 572 visits
Carine Dartiguepeyrou, a political scientist and foresight specialist, helps private and public institutions change their paradigms and come up with their visions of the future. Her latest book is entitled “Le futur est déjà là” (The future is already here). She also made a speech at Energy Cities’ Stuttgart conference entitled “What future for the ecological transition in an accelerating world?”.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Learn more about the Renewable Energy Horizon Prizes
By Oana-Mihaela Mihalache | 810 visits
The European DG of Research and Innovation (RTD) is organizing on 22 of June, during the Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels, a conference to present and give more information about two prizes using EU funding for innovative approaches to integrate solar energy into historical buildings and for using renewable energy in hospitals.
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Wednesday 17 May 2017

Horizon 2020 and Smart Cities: Our recommendations for the work-programme 2018-2020
By David Donnerer | 866 visits
The EU Horizon 2020 programme and the Smart Cities & Communities initiative have been two important funding instruments for local energy and climate action in the past years. As the EU Commission is preparing its work-programme for the funding period 2018-2020, Energy Cities provides key recommendations to enable Horizon 2020 and Smart Cities & Communities to better support local and regional authorities in their energy transition.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017

New Energy Cities INFO magazine: "Please disturb!"
By Floriane Cappelletti | 653 visits
A series of small revolutions in the making are disrupting – or, rather, to use the guiding keyword of the latest edition of our Energy Cities INFO magazine – "disturbing" the world energy order.
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Thursday 11 May 2017

New PUBLENEF Energy Efficiency Roadmaps support policy makers in taking action!
By David Donnerer | 923 visits
The Horizon 2020-funded PUBLENEF project, in which Energy Cities is a partner, is developing Energy Efficiency Roadmaps in 11 EU Member States to support policy makers in taking energy and climate action.
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Thursday 11 May 2017

District energy of tomorrow : French-Nordic collaborative seminar, Paris 8th June
By Blandine Pidoux | 677 visits
Will DHC become a key element of your climate and energy transition strategy? Or is it already the case? Then mark the 8th of June in your agenda to come and exchange on the topic with Nordic countries in Paris.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Show your support to an EU Cycling Strategy!
By David Donnerer | 993 visits
The European Cyclist's Federation (ECF) has launched a campaign for an EU Cycling Strategy.
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Wednesday 3 May 2017

Mayors launch call for citizen-oriented overhaul of the EU
By Blandine Pidoux | 1249 visits
Gathered in Stuttgart for Energy Cities’ Annual Conference “2050 Starts Today”, more than 20 mayors and elected leaders from all over Europe have addressed a strong message, in the form of a manifesto, to heads of states and governments: If you are to build an energy union ‘with citizens at its core’, build it from the ground up, through a genuine dialogue with cities.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

What prospects for EU energy efficiency policy with the Clean Energy Package?
By David Donnerer | 597 visits
Join the upcoming Energy Efficiency Watch 3 webinars to find out more!
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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Creation of a new city partnership in Greece and Cyprus for future smart city developments
By Blandine Pidoux | 1333 visits
Energy Cities was invited to participate to a networking meeting last March in Athens between the Municipalities of Aradippou (Cyprus) and Nafplio, Elefsina and Rafina-Pikermi (Greece).
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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Wish the Covenant of Mayors could do more for you? Take the survey, you may win a journey to the EUSEW in Brussels!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 660 visits
The Covenant of Mayors Office, on behalf of the European Commission and with the support of the Committee of the Regions, is conducting a survey to collect local and regional authorities' expectations towards capacity-building activities offered by the initiative.
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mercredi 19 avril 2017

The Union of Communities of Armenia joins Energy Cities !
By Blandine Pidoux | 571 visits
We are very happy to welcome the Union of Communities of Armenia (UCA) as a new collective member of Energy Cities. The Union, established in 1997, represents the unified voice of the local self-governmental (LSG) bodies of Armenia and gathers all the municipalities of the Country.
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vendredi 14 avril 2017

Co-designing 2050 with citizens at #Stuttgart2017
By Miriam Eisermann | 619 visits
Every year, energy transitioners from both the public and the private sector meet at Energy Cities’ Annual Conference to build a community around energy democracy, devolution and divestment. This year, hosted by the German city of Stuttgart, the conference will feature a special peer-to-peer debate on community participation and stakeholder mobilisation.
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