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Friday 18 January 2019

Policy brief: "To change everything it takes everyone"
By Béatrice Karas | 43 visits
by Claire Roumet, Executive director of Energy Cities
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Thursday 17 January 2019

Two new publications out!
By Béatrice Karas | 80 visits
Two publications to help you make your budget climate-friendly and support citizen participation!
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Monday 14 January 2019

Transformation led by Vision - How Münster´s Sufficiency Strategy overcame 3 universal challenges
By Adrian Hiel | 228 visits , By Tatjana Veith | 228 visits
The city of Münster has bold 2050 goals: being almost climate neutral while reducing their final energy consumption by 50% and their GHG emissions by 95% compared to 1990. But how do you do that? This is the crux of the issue for Münster and all progressive cities.
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Friday 11 January 2019

230 million, 233,000, 23%... 2018 key figures of the Covenant of Mayors in Europe!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 181 visits
In a constantly evolving policy context, the Covenant of Mayors Community has been acheiving great results.
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Monday 7 January 2019

These are the 10 trends reshaping climate and energy policies
By David Donnerer | 325 visits
The impacts of climate change are already felt today in Europe and across the globe. But a changing climate is not the only variable that is affecting climate and energy policies. A new study from the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), the EU Commission’s think tank, has identified 10 key trends that are transforming our societies, economies and energy systems.
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Thursday 13 December 2018

Energy Cities Conference 2019 : Save the date and get inspired!
By Tatjana Veith | 767 visits
Join us in Heidelberg for next year's major event and discover the ICCA 2019, the International Conference on Climate Action!
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mercredi 12 décembre 2018

How Milton Keynes used artificial intelligence to better engage with its citizens
By David Donnerer | 597 visits
The relationship between a city´s decision makers and citizens is of mutual importance. For local authorities, it is hence crucial to take the pulse of public opinion and act on it. Town hall meetings, surveys or consultations are only some of the many possibilities for this exercise.
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Monday 10 December 2018

Policy brief: Does the French new energy programme maintain the status quo or signal a shift in trajectory?
By Claire Roumet | 709 visits
Claire Roumet, Executive director of Energy Cities
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Monday 3 December 2018

Energy Cities at COP24
By Sara Giovannini | 853 visits
The United Nations Climate Change Conference starts today! Our Vice President Peter Marland, Mayor of Milton Keynes will represent us in Katowice, but other Energy Cities members will also be there to showcase cities’ efforts to tackle climate change.
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Friday 30 November 2018

Personalised service to boost energy retrofits in private housing: a UK best practice
By Floriane Cappelletti | 848 visits
In the UK, Parity projects provides homeowners with personalised service for their energy retrofitting projects.
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vendredi 30 novembre 2018

Transatlantic city exchange on energy democracy : citizens should not be in the background - We tell you everything !
By Ian Turner | 919 visits , By Miriam Eisermann | 919 visits
The energy transition in a global economy can only be successful if individuals change. And individuals change when encouraged and the right incentives are provided through collective action. If city administrations are to reach climate and energy objectives they are well aware that they have to involve civil society. But this is easier said than done. How can we create a culture of trust, engagement and innovation in our cities ?
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Wednesday 28 November 2018

4 takeaways from the European Commission’s 2050 vision for a climate-neutral Europe
By David Donnerer | 1113 visits
The EU executive has outlined today its bold vision for making Europe climate-neutral by 2050. The Commission’s landmark strategy aims to make the EU compatible with the goals of the Paris Agreement, and catalyze a profound societal and economic transformation.
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Tuesday 27 November 2018

Financing home retrofits - How to set up all-in-one energy efficiency service packages
By Floriane Cappelletti | 777 visits
Climate policy consultancy Energies Demain has developed an "Inventory of best practices" for setting up an integrated energy efficiency service package, including access to long-term financing for homeowners.
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lundi 26 novembre 2018

Micro-Depots and Logistic Trams : Great Solutions to Reduce Traffic and improve Air Quality in Frankfurt
By Tatjana Veith | 779 visits
Every day, all kinds of materials and goods enter the city. Those flows of materials and goods, e.g. Urban Freight transport (UFT), are of growing concern. According to a study, UFT accounts for about 20%-30% of vehicle kilometres and generates up to 50% of air pollution in the city.
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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Transition cities: there is life after coal!
By Sara Giovannini | 894 visits
Energy transition in coal mining regions is not a new issue, but lately, it has come up often in my newsfeed. I am sure you have heard about the protests against the expansion of a coal mine in the ancient Hambach Forest in Germany. Articles and declarations on the possible consequences of the energy transition on urban environment, regional identities and jobs quickly followed. But the more I read about innovative cities’ actions and renewables transition stories, the less I believe in political discourses supporting business as usual paths.
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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Policy brief: Retrofutur, a counter-history of energy innovations
By Claire Roumet | 766 visits
Claire Roumet, Executive director of Energy Cities
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vendredi 26 octobre 2018

The top 13 values that bind Ordinary Energy Transition Pioneers (POTEs)

By Carine Dartiguepeyrou and Christiane Maurer
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Wednesday 24 October 2018

This small town model will help you boost energy efficiency actions in buildings!
By Sara Giovannini | 883 visits
Located at the outskirts of Larnaca (Cyprus), Aradippou is a small town with a big vision. Thanks to its size, its homogenous building stock and its Mayor’s ambitious vision, the city is testing innovative financing solutions in energy efficiency.
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Monday 22 October 2018

New publication out: Local energy and climate roadmaps - 5 city visions for 2050
By David Donnerer | 910 visits
The EU is currently designing a new 2050 strategy for reducing its GHG emissions, which should be in line with the Paris climate agreement. Many European cities have already engaged in this crucial long-term exercise. Check out our new publication that shines the light on 5 exemplary local energy and climate roadmaps for 2050!
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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Support a fair energy transition by sharing your city’s experience
By Floriane Cappelletti | 795 visits
"A city is not gauged by its length and width, but the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams" – Herb Caen
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