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Floriane Cappelletti

217 posts on the Energy Cities Blog

 
 

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”

In the letter sent yesterday - Thursday 28 April 2016 - Commissioner Arias Cañete thanks the cities that have already been taking climate and energy actions through the Covenant of Mayors and Mayors Adapt, two major initiatives now merged under (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 29 April 2016 | 09h22 | 97 visits
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In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy 'care-free' energy renovation package

Despite municipal energy subsidies and technical assistance offered by the local energy info centre, the annual energy refurbishment rate of the residential sector in Stuttgart stagnates between 1 % and 2 %. The objective of the city is to raise (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 31 March 2016 | 12h11 | 498 visits
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Energy-renovation of houses : In Bordeaux Metropole, 85% of households fit requirements for a dedicated bank loan !

Private housing accounts for 80% of Bordeaux Metropole’s housing stock and thus has been made a priority of its buildings’ energy-retrofitting policy. The objective of Bordeaux Metropole (Bordeaux Urban Community) is to implement several financing (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 March 2016 | 12h15 | 310 visits
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Pamplona heading towards energy self-sufficiency

The City Council of Pamplona, committed to the Covenant of Mayors for several years already, believes that people and communities should have the right to control their energy future. Therefore, the Council is planning a range of ambitious (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 7 March 2016 | 11h27 | 229 visits
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The Covenant of Mayors launches its "Capacity-sharing Corner"

The "Capacity-sharing Corner" is reserved for members of the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) Community (signatories, Coordinators, Supporters...) and composed of a resource library and discussion forums. All members of the CoMmunity can search, (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 2 March 2016 | 11h11 | 154 visits
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Local energy transition: French & German Covenant Clubs have recommendations to make for their governments!

In this declaration, the Covenant Clubs make recommendations to their national governments, in a view to accelerate the local energy transition. Their recommendations are articulated around four main axes. 1) Providing further support to the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 4 February 2016 | 12h17 | 627 visits
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The Energy Transition Chronicles: Behind the scenes of successful energy transition processes

The cities of Schönau (Germany), Växjö (Sweden) and Heidelberg (Germany), and the regions of Burgenland and Brussels-Capital all started, more or less recently, their own energy transition process. Today, Heidelberg has one of the lowest (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 January 2016 | 12h41 | 372 visits
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City of Parma encourages citizens to undertake energy renovation work in their homes

Ricerca Sistema Energetico (Energy System Research), in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development, carried out a study on the building stock in the city of Parma, which consists of 18,671 residential buildings and 80,595 (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 December 2015 | 18h14 | 648 visits
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Local governance from A to Z: Energy Cities releases Positive Glossary of the Energy Transition during COP21

"Local Governance from A to Z: Positive Glossary of the Energy Transition" invites you to discover the multiple facets of a collaborative city, based on our over 25 years of experience of what works well in Europe. 26 letters, 26 concepts: test (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 4 December 2015 | 15h27 | 708 visits
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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 30 November 2015 | 16h06 | 724 visits
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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 | 600 visits
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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 | 280 visits
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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 | 454 visits
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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 | 487 visits
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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 | 1116 visits
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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 | 690 visits
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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 | 780 visits
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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 | 1700 visits
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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 | 897 visits
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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 | 740 visits
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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
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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 | 745 visits
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#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 | 669 visits
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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 | 582 visits
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#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 | 596 visits
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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 | 507 visits
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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 | 478 visits
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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 | 499 visits
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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 | 442 visits
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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 | 442 visits
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