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Alix Bolle

7 posts on the Energy Cities Blog

 
 

"We need your positive energy": EU Commission Vice President Šefovi meets Energy Cities mayors

After hearing the success stories shared by the mayors and representatives of the cities of Delft, Vaxjo, Dijon, Heidelberg, Helsinki, Bornova, Riga and Bielsko Biala, Šefovi enthusiastically reiterated the European Commission’s (...)

By Alix Bolle, on 9 March 2015 | 17h57 | 592 visits
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Covenant of Mayors - Vila Nova de Gaia first to report progress in cutting CO2 emissions

Originally published on eumayors.eu Vila Nova de Gaia’s report concludes that CO2 emissions in the city have been reduced by 16% compared to 2005. The greatest reductions were observed in the transport sector, while the buildings sector’s (...)

By Alix Bolle, on 7 November 2014 | 11h44 | 476 visits
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Energy Efficiency: UK cities call on Prime Minister to show ambition at European Council

Indeed, as emphasised in the letter, ambitious energy efficiency policies have brought numerous socio-economic benefits to the cities. To continue down that path, the local authorities however need to be encouraged by an enabling national and (...)

By Alix Bolle, on 17 October 2014 | 16h09 | 575 visits
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Covenant of Mayors recognised as key Energy Security action by European Commission

The Commission’s Communication on the European Energy Strategy identifies 8 areas where short, medium and long-term actions need to be taken by Member States. The third one is “Moderating Energy Demand” and includes 5 key actions among which “the (...)

By Alix Bolle, on 2 June 2014 | 14h27 | 418 visits
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Ukrainians call for Energy Cities’ support in addressing energy crisis

Shortly after the conference, our President and Mayor of Heidelberg Eckart Würzner shared this call for support through a letter sent to EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, also in view of the forthcoming adoption of the Commission’s (...)

By Alix Bolle, on 9 mai 2014 | 16h15 | 443 visits
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Energy for prosperity: EU Commissioner says local authorities have a lot to offer!

More specifically, Mr Piebalgs referred to the UN Millennium Development Goals, which notably aim at eradicating poverty and ensuring environmental sustainability, saying that local authorities were « key » to achieving these objectives as they (...)

By Alix Bolle, on 27 February 2013 | 23h41 | 494 visits
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Commissioner Piebalgs calls for a Development cooperation «chapter » in the Covenant of Mayors

Commissioner Piebalgs recalled the importance of translating global and national frameworks into concrete actions on the ground. Identifying decentralised cooperation as one of its key priorities, he cited the example of the Covenant of Mayors, (...)

By Alix Bolle, on 12 April 2011 | 15h21 | 191 visits
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