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Floriane Cappelletti

76 posts on the Energy Cities Blog

 
 

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 | 1032 visits
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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 | 990 visits
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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 | 994 visits
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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 | 1496 visits
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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 | 948 visits
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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 | 949 visits
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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 | 921 visits
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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 | 1288 visits
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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 | 1218 visits
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Energy Union – It can’t work without cities and citizens

Local and regional authorities are more ambitious than national governments Cities, municipalities and regions are crucial players when it comes to energy security: the 6000+ Sustainable Energy Action Plans being supported through the Covenant (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 26 February 2015 | 14h37 | 1275 visits
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Energy Cities' Annual Conference #mayors2015 - How is your city shifting to a new economy?

In the session called "Shifting to a new economy", you will get the opportunity to exchange with local representatives from the Energy Cities network, in smaller working groups. Urban agriculture, smart spaces, cooperation with SMEs... The (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 24 February 2015 | 17h43 | 964 visits
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Energy Union or top-down implementation? City Councillor speaks out at Riga Conference

Indeed, although citizens and local stakeholders are mentioned in the margins, the Commission does not give any indication related to the actual involvement of EU cities and citizens. Today in Riga, the Deputy Mayor of Delft Stephan Brandligt, (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 6 February 2015 | 16h19 | 849 visits
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New Covenant of Mayors guide helps cities identify suitable funding opportunities for sustainable energy

To support signatory cities in their search for funding solutions for the development or implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs), the Covenant of Mayors Office recently published a comprehensive overview of the various (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 5 February 2015 | 17h08 | 1755 visits
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"No energy transition without citizens" - Interview with Energy Cities' Executive Director Claire Roumet

According to Claire, getting to know which local renewable energy sources can cover the city’s needs and engaging all local players are essential to manage a territory’s energy transition. With the examples of Energy Cities’ member cities of (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 30 January 2015 | 17h02 | 2162 visits
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EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015: How can you get involved as a local authority?

As a local authority you can be part of the Sustainable Energy Week by organising an Energy Day, applying to the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards or attending one of the hundreds of events to take place in June. Every year, over 1,000 local (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 23 January 2015 | 17h29 | 1032 visits
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Energy Cities' photo contest - Win an urban piece of art for your city!

My city, my team, my energy! Entitled "My city, my team, my energy", Energy Cities’ photo contest is simple to enter: Take a picture of the team working on sustainable energy issues in your local authority and associate it with a motto. Be (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 15 January 2015 | 13h47 | 1058 visits
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