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Blandine Pidoux

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140 posts on the Energy Cities Blog

 
 

#Bornova2016 - Get into the Grand Bazaar!

On Thursday 2nd of June, two forum sessions will enable participants to the conference to present and discuss their most innovative and successful initiatives, in small groups and in a very interactive way. Like in an oriental bazaar, you will (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 20 mai 2016 | 12h51 | 172 visits
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Malmö awarded in Brussels for its outstanding mobility plan

The SUMP award ceremony 2016 (Copyright European Mobility Week) The jury particulary appreciated how the city is committed in an integrated planning process that focuses on creating an efficient multimodal network, as well as on social and (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 17 mai 2016 | 14h49 | 127 visits
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New dialogues between cities & local stakeholders

Local authorities have a key role to play in climate and energy policies and in the energy transition towards a low carbon, energy efficient and sustainable society. However, they cannot act alone. They often control only a small percentage of (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 10 mai 2016 | 12h38 | 466 visits
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Annual Conference: registration and call for contributions open!

3 Networking days – 30 Interactive forums – 6 High-level plenaries and their speakers’ corner – 1 Mayors’ peer-to-peer session This is the biggest event of our network representing over 1,000 European cities and regions. You will meet several (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 22 March 2016 | 12h55 | 408 visits
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Thessaloniki (GR) and Bottrop (DE), together in the "Municipalities for a strong Europe" Initiative

The workshop was part of the "Growth initiative: Municipalities for a strong Europe" pilot project, launched in the framework of the European Growth Initiative program implemented by HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform (HVGP). The aim of this (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 9 March 2016 | 09h51 | 413 visits
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Barreiro: the foresighted bike booster

Acknowledging the increasing importance of bikes in the city In its resolution adopted at the end of 2015, the Barreiro City Council recalls "the current importance of addressing quality of life by tackling air quality, noise and GHG emissions (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 18 February 2016 | 11h30 | 187 visits
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Energy efficiency: Rustavi among the best municipalities in Georgia

Mr. Nodar Javakhishvili – Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure and Mr David Jikia – Mayor of Rustavi It is during the conference “Local Self-Government - Best Practices 2015”, that took place in our member city of Tbilisi on 12 (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 23 December 2015 | 13h22 | 303 visits
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Energy Cities’ best practice database has been revamped

More content Discover about 500 examples illustrating all energy transition aspects in Europe : local resources, energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, governance, social innovation, financing ... and, coming soon, a whole new series of best (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 3 novembre 2015 | 18h28 | 414 visits
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City of Lorient getting the European Energy Award Label at the first attempt

Lorient achieved 245.1 points out of the maximum score of 405.7, i.e. 60% of its potential, and well above the 50% required to obtain the Cit’ergie label (French transposition of the EEA label). The European Energy Award (and its French (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 27 octobre 2015 | 10h48 | 367 visits
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Energy Cities creates a permanent working group on sustainable mobility

The CitiZEN project which runs until 2017 tackles urban mobility in it various aspects. This includes the development and update of local Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, the promotion of soft modes (cycling and walking), traffic control, good (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 5 octobre 2015 | 09h34 | 730 visits
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Lausanne explores the geothermal option for its 2000-watt eco-disctrict

To meet the challenge, Lausanne’s industrial departments are actively seeking new renewable energy sources and explore the possibilities provided by geothermal energy, which is not so used in Switzerland yet but shows great potential. With this (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 28 avril 2015 | 16h48 | 398 visits
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LIFE+ for the Energy and Climate Plan of Essonne County (France)

The outcomes after 4 years of cross-sector project work : Creation of an Ecological Material Library : this resource and consulting centre in the heart of the Departmental Organisation for Habitat raises the awareness of all territorial (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 9 avril 2015 | 11h43 | 402 visits
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Litoměřice, the next Czech post-carbon city

Our member city of Litoměřice (CZ) hosted two workshops on visioning and backcasting in November and December 2014. In total, these workshops are conducted in 8 European case study cities throughout the duration of the European 7FP project (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 23 mars 2015 | 17h41 | 530 visits
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Liège, partner city of the new Smart City Institute

This new academic institute aims at stimulating research, teaching, innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of the “smart city”. From its beginning, a real national and international perspective will be given to the activities led by the (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 13 février 2015 | 14h45 | 648 visits
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2015, a very special year for Energy Cities...

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By Blandine Pidoux, on 7 janvier 2015 | 11h10 | 466 visits
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Plans Climat Energie and Klimaschutzkonzept : a much awaited comparative analysis

A Franco-German local energy transition cooperation project called TANDEM, launched in April, provides local authorities from both countries with a unique opportunity to share information and develop climate protection cooperation. The (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 21 November 2014 | 11h52 | 460 visits
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Cyprus to install 20,000 e-vehicle recharging points by 2020

The Electric Authority of Cyprus (EAC) has launched a new e-charge service for electric vehicles and a network of 15 charging stations, enabling owners of electric vehicles to charge their cars at any charging station and pay for charging on (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 27 octobre 2014 | 11h28 | 464 visits
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The CoR urges the EU to opt for a more ambitious 2030 climate-energy package

The CoR asks for an ambitious 2030 framework where local and regional authorities play a fundamental role and calls on the EU to go further in its objectives : a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels (as opposed to a (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 13 octobre 2014 | 16h28 | 496 visits
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Romanian cities receive funding to speed up mobility plans development

The city of Braşov in Romania has announced this summer the developement of its future Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) to be launched in July 2015. Announcing the news at a press conference in August, Braşov mayor George Scripcaru said (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 23 septembre 2014 | 15h14 | 595 visits
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Linda loves her car and hates the bus... but she is ready for a change!

Today, the City of Rennes and Rennes Metropole launch Mobil’Acteurs, a mobility challenge to a group of volunteer citizen who engage to leave their car in their garage and explore new sustainable ways of moving in the city. For two weeeks, these (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 16 septembre 2014 | 17h51 | 1288 visits
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Insight into successful low-carbon strategies

Energy Cities INFO, n°42 - spring 2014 Interview with Benjamin R. Barber : “A global parliament of mayors as a key” p.3 Financing local energy projects p.12 Understanding better the circular economy (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 16 April 2014 | 23h10 | 868 visits
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Annual Rendezvous 2014 is shifted from Riga to Brussels

Local leaders for sustainable energy: bridging people, ideas and regions Because the energy transition is being written locally, cities have to do more and do it better in an increasingly constrained economic environment with increasing (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 8 April 2014 | 16h47 | 750 visits
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Walkable Greater Lyon : a fine step forward!

’Greater Lyon’ recognises that "walking is a universal mode, at the heart of the mobility means of every big European cities’. It is the sustainable mode of transport by excellence : accessible to all (or almost), free, without energy consumption (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 13 mars 2014 | 14h12 | 684 visits
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Malmö develops green jobs

To make this initiative a success, the city set up a range of measures such as : the creation of a project community, including all stakeholders : businesses, trade unions, citizens and NGOs the systematic use of local renewable energies the (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 6 mars 2014 | 17h04 | 886 visits
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5 good reasons to come to Energy Cities’ Riga 2014 Conference

REASON #1: Meet inspiring top-class speakers during a number of political sessions Dr Benjamin R. Barber, author of the book “If mayors ruled the world” Mayors of Riga, Heidelberg, Zagreb, Brussels, Munich, Växjö, Milton Keynes and many others (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 4 March 2014 | 13h41 | 556 visits
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Post-carbon cities in Europe: a long-term outlook

This outlook serves to assess the long-term trends and tensions in EU cities which may have a relevant impact on urban development and to explore innovative approaches for achieving sustainable post-carbon cities in the EU. The kick-off (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 24 February 2014 | 15h33 | 1232 visits
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Public authorities: Your opportunities in the Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Call

Deadline for applications: 5 June 2014 (17:00 Brussels local time) Opportunities for the public sector in delivering energy efficiency through ICT Within Horizon2020, the cross-sectorial nature of ICT solutions is fully recognised. ICT has a (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 21 February 2014 | 14h38 | 1449 visits
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Environmental and energy State aid draft Guidelines compromising energy transition in cities and towns

Isn’t Energy a too important issue to be considered only under the ‘competition’ prism? Energy Cities welcomes the European Commission consultation on the Guidelines for environmental and energy aid, since we understand that public support schemes (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 17 February 2014 | 12h35 | 586 visits
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Riga 2014 : create your own session at Energy Cities’ Conference !

Riga’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to one of the largest collections of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe. The city’s architecture, music and art will be celebrated in hundreds of special events throughout the year with Energy (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 11 February 2014 | 14h42 | 680 visits
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Urban community of Brest receives national award for its renovation actions

On 13 December 2013, the urban community of Brest Métropole Océane -member of Energy Cities since 2010- was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for local energy retrofitting initiatives by French Minister for Housing and Equality of territorities Cécile (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 3 February 2014 | 11h49 | 364 visits
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