Floriane Cappelletti

208 posts on the Energy Cities Blog


Victory for local energy! Swedish municipality of Växjö wins case against competition authority

Växjö’s impressive district heating network uses heat from a combined heat and power plant, powered by waste wood biomass. Rather than importing energy, the city has long preferred to tap into its local resources, with half of its territory being (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 18 November 2015 | 18h42 | 229 visits


European RegioStars Awards 2015 honours IMAGINE project

Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu and RegioStars jury president MEP Lambert Van Nistelrooij announced the winning projects, chosen amongst 17 finalists in the following categories: Scandinavian Game Developers: Smart Growth – (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 30 October 2015 | 16h05 | 345 visits


Group intelligence in Helsinki: collaborative sustainable city planning

Ambitious, you would say. It is, indeed. The Urban Academy wants to engage all parties in a co-creation and co-design process. The main partners are the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the City of Helsinki. The network brings (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 29 octobre 2015 | 11h30 | 190 visits


New Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: EU Institutions strengthen alliance with cities

Since 2009 onwards, some 6,500 local authorities have already committed to the 2020 CO2 reduction objective. As part of the "New Integrated Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy", signatory cities will pledge action to support implementation (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 16 October 2015 | 16h10 | 378 visits


Energy Cities' photo contest: Discover Brussels' new urban artwork!

The city of Brussels won the 1st prize: an urban art mural by the Argentinian artist Elian. The artist completed his work beginning of October, in the framework of the Nuit Blanche, an event which aims at allowing people to discover Brussels (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 12 October 2015 | 14h54 | 371 visits


EU Smart Cities Agenda should push for an energy transition with cities and their citizens at the core

Th resolution postulates that in regard to the key EU principles of subsidiarity, multi-level governance and the partnership principle, the “[…] engagement of the resources and competences of local and regional authorities should be reinforced (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 21 September 2015 | 16h28 | 1048 visits


Covenant of Mayors Ceremony 2015: Registration is open!

On Thursday 15 October 2015, representatives from towns and cities leading the way on climate mitigation and adaptation will meet in Brussels to launch a new Covenant of Mayors at a high-level ceremony. This new Covenant of Mayors: will (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 10 September 2015 | 12h31 | 620 visits


Launch of the largest ever consultation on the future of the Covenant of Mayors

Close to 6,500 signatory municipalities are voluntarily committed to going beyond the EU objective of 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020. Following the 2030 EU climate and energy policy framework adopted in October 2014 and the new EU (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 29 July 2015 | 16h53 | 744 visits


Unlocking investments in cities: Review of ELENA-EIB projects in Barcelona, Bristol, Malmö, Paris and Brussels-Capital Region

The aim of this study is to identify in which ways technical assistance programmes such as ELENA-EIB can help unlock investment in cities. The projects undertaken by Energy Cities’ members that we have reviewed cover a wide array of sectors, from (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 8 July 2015 | 14h19 | 1655 visits


Non-state players’ message to COP21 negotiators: Empowering sub-national governments and divesting from fossil fuels

They intend to meet that challenge by aligning their daily local and regional actions with the decarbonisation of the world economy scenario, taking into account the various national, regional and local circumstances and respective capabilities, (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 3 July 2015 | 10h40 | 859 visits


Urban freight distribution: SMILE information guide gathers energy-efficient best practices

The high frequency and delivery time requirements, the weight of freights and the large number of shipments characterizing these deliveries indicate a significant potential for increased energy consumption and CO2 emissions in urban freight (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 26 June 2015 | 17h42 | 714 visits


Energy Cities' 25th anniversary : City of Brussels rewarded for its energetic... team!

Energy Cities’ anniversary cocktail on 18 June 2015 in Brussels. A jury composed of experts in energy & climate issues and communication selected the picture submitted by the city of Brussels. The photo displays the ’Energy’ technicians of the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 19 June 2015 | 10h30 | 294 visits


Energy transition, a true vitamin cocktail for the local economy!

Local authorities will find different approaches to assess and describe the economic and social benefits of their energy and climate policies. The study is based on six case studies: five European local authorities (Brussels Capital, (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 18 June 2015 | 09h59 | 708 visits


#EUSEW2015 - Come and meet Energy Cities!

Please note that pre-registration is closed but you can register on-site. Wednesday 17 June 09:00-10:30 Energy Label 2015: A new look for market transformation and consumer empowerment EUSEW workshop organized with EEB and Coolproducts The (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 16 June 2015 | 12h24 | 655 visits


Epernay and Ettlingen: A successful TANDEM for the local energy transition

Further to the kick-off meeting of the TANDEM project, held in September 2014 in Strasburg, the cities have decided to extend their partnership to climate and energy issues. The involved staff members quickly realised they had much to bring to (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 11 June 2015 | 16h11 | 552 visits


#COP21 - European mayors' message to Paris negotiators

Marta Felip, Mayor of Figueres, Spain @MartaFelip "In my opinion, COP21 negotiators have to be aware of two conditions necessary to the energy transition. Firstly, all actors need to fully understand the energy issue. While many policy-makers (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 10 June 2015 | 14h32 | 566 visits


Resilient cities #3: Developing new financing approaches

Joint procurement between cities is on a roll. End of March, on the occasion of a pre-COP21 meeting in Paris, about thirty mayors from European capitals and big cities adopted a declaration aiming at engaging in joint public procurement (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 1 June 2015 | 10h18 | 481 visits


Energy Cities members commit to city-to-city cooperation as a key tool for the energy transition

In a declaration adopted by Energy Cities’ General Assembly on 23 April in Aberdeen, Energy Cities’ members say they are "ready to make peer-to-peer exchange between local leaders a driver of the energy transition". Amongst them, the signatories (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 29 mai 2015 | 09h06 | 437 visits


Resilient cities #2: Bristol, Toronto and El Hierro aim for self sufficiency

"A resilient community produces the food, energy, water, things and incomes it needs locally" (John Robb, American author and entre-preneur). It results in self-sufficiency, and therefore in greater independence concerning a city’s needs. Sounds (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 13 May 2015 | 10h45 | 462 visits


When waste isn't waste: How a city can regenerate its resources

by Fiona Woo, Policy Officer – Climate and Energy, World Future Council. The World Future Council brings the interests of future generations to the centre of policy-making. Together with civil society actors, parliamentarians, governments and (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 6 May 2015 | 10h21 | 424 visits


Energy Cities' Photo Contest: And the winners of urban art pieces are...

From 15 January to 31 March 2015, all local authorities part of Energy Cities could send a picture of their energy & climate team along with a motto, somehow linked to sustainable energy. We received 11 funny and creative photos that you (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 4 May 2015 | 15h27 | 423 visits


A warm welcome to our new member cities and Board of Directors!

New members Aradippou (Cyprus) Clermont Communauté (France) Epernay (France) Ettlingen Stadtwerke (Germany) Faaborg Midtfyn (Denmark) Hadera (Israel) Kula (Serbia) Lorient (France) Namur (Belgium) Nilüfer (Turkey) Province de Liège (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 30 avril 2015 | 14h28 | 548 visits


France-Germany: The energy transition to boost EU's economy

German Minister Sigmar Gabriel and French Minister Emmanuel Macron indeed call for the creation of a new "Common EU Fund aiming to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency". The declaration also writes that the "Juncker Plan could support (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 8 April 2015 | 18h35 | 519 visits


Energy Cities' photo contest - Vote for your favourite picture!

The contest is now closed and our member cities have submitted nice creative pictures. You can now vote for your favourite photo and help the city win an amazing urban art piece! The Award Ceremony will be held in the framework of our Annual (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 3 April 2015 | 12h19 | 566 visits


Breaking news: #COP21 cancelled as cities have put the world back on track

In a short but very emotional speech, UN Secretary General congratulated local authorities for their outstanding achievements in reducing CO2 emissions and pollution, improving energy efficiency and making the best of their local renewable (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 1 April 2015 | 16h16 | 1016 visits


Aberdeen Conference: Share, learn, network! #mayors2015

That makes Aberdeen an exciting place to welcome city representatives and energy experts from all around Europe to meet, discuss and network in the friendly atmosphere of which Energy Cities alone has the secret. A rich programme will allow you (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 31 mars 2015 | 17h04 | 460 visits


European capitals and big cities commit to joint public procurement #COP21

On this occasion, a declaration was adopted to highlight cities’ commitment to joint public procurement. The orders relate to the fields where cities have an important buying power and where carbon impact is significant : transport (hybrid and (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 26 March 2015 | 09h41 | 439 visits


Energy Cities' Annual Conference #mayors2015 - Come and meet Transformation Cities!

For Energy Cities, the energy transition is a shift from a system dominated by finite (fossil and fissile) energy towards a (renewable) flow energy-based system. Such a shift requires simultaneously taking ambitious actions to reduce our energy (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 11 March 2015 | 17h44 | 441 visits


Frankfurt-am-Main: Germany's economic capital city aims at a 95% CO2-emission reduction by 2050

Frankfurt-am-Main has a long tradition of controlling energy use and cutting CO2 emissions which started in the 1990’s. “Energie Referat” (the local energy agency) and the city’s town planning department are working in close collaboration with (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 6 March 2015 | 16h03 | 544 visits


EEFIG report identifies ways to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments

The report, entitled “Energy Efficiency - the first fuel for the EU Economy: How to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments”, identifies the critical success factors, policies, market instruments and financing solutions to increase (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 27 February 2015 | 17h16 | 461 visits


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Events to come
Webinar : Streetlight refurbishment with Energy Performance Contracting
Thursday 26 November 10:00-12:00

COP21 UN Climate Conference
From 30 November to 11 December

Webinar: "Start at Home" - contribution of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing providers to mitigating climate change
Monday 30 November 15:00-16:30

Webinar - Low Carbon urban developments in Asia: experiences and outlook
Thursday 3 December 09:00-10:00

#COP21 workshop - COPowering change: The role of local governance in delivering the energy transition
Thursday 3 December 15:30-18:00

Climate Summit for Local Leaders
Friday 4 December

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