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  Riga to support the energy renovation of 6,000 houses
1 July 2016 - 11:38, by Jana Cicmanova | 101 visits
6,000 houses (12M m2) should benefit from comprehensive energy renovation starting in the Latvian capital city. The municipality has created a revolving fund linked to a soft loan scheme which will provide loans at a low interest rate (up to 3% APR) to citizens and non-profit organisations via ESCOs and tenant cooperatives. The goal (...)
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  The Energy Union badly needs a “revolution from below”
27 June 2016 - 17:15, by Alix Bolle | 285 visits
In Italy, experts are talking about the emergence of a “revolution from below”, steered by local authorities which have helped the country increase its share of renewable energy from 15% to 35.5% in just a few years’ time, with huge socio-economic benefits. At European level, this revolution and the role cities play in it is mostly (...)
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  Odense (DK) : Training craftsmen to accelerate the energy transition
27 June 2016 - 14:25, by Béatrice Alcaraz | 136 visits
It all started with the observation that encouraging owners to renovate their houses was quite a challenge. What is the best way to provide incentives? How can the message be conveyed in a timely manner? Local craftsmen appeared to be the solution: they are in contact with consumers and have the attention of those seeking advice on (...)
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  EU Covenant of Mayors and Compact of Mayors launch largest global coalition of cities committed to fighting climate change
24 June 2016 - 11:11, by Floriane Cappelletti | 293 visits
Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy will combine efforts and leadership to accelerate climate action at the local level worldwide.
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  #Democracy - Making the city "an open transformation platform"
20 June 2016 - 16:09, by Béatrice Alcaraz | 252 visits
Interview of Carlos Moreno, a Franco-Colombian university professor. This humanist-scientist is renowned for his expertise of the "human smart city" concept.
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  Energy Efficiency and ESCO financing: Niš LE(A)DS the way
15 June 2016 - 11:05, by David Donnerer | 228 visits
The Serbian city of Niš will achieve 23% energy savings on its public lighting using ESCO funding and technical assistance from the European Bank for Research and Development (EBRD).
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  Boosting cooperation between cities : #Bornova 2016 conference success
14 juin 2016 - 16:03, par Miriam Eisermann | 365 visits
At our Annual Conference in Bornova (Turkey), Mayors of cities in Europe and its Mediterranean neighbourhood have committed to acting together to ensure an energy transition to a fairer model based on the use of renewables and the reduction of CO2 emissions. - By Sorina Buzatu (...)
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  Almada’s Less Carbon Climate Fund becomes revolving
7 June 2016 - 15:20, by Jana Cicmanova | 385 visits
After seven years of successful operation, Almada’s Less Carbon Climate Fund is now being redesigned and upgraded - it will become a revolving fund.
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Events to come
Bratislava Summit - 7th European Summit of Regions and Cities
From 8 to 9 July

Covenant of Mayors Webinar Poland - Ogłoszono w Polsce nowy nabór wniosków o dofinansowanie wdrażania SEAP i PGN
Tuesday 12 July 11:00-12:00

Voyage d’Étude Réseaux de Chaleur & Froid au Danemark
From 13 to 14 September

Climate Chance - Climate Actors World Summit
From 26 to 28 September

CIVITAS Forum 2016 - Shaping the mobility of tomorrow
From 28 to 30 September

Local Renewables 2016 - Energising the smart city and region
From 26 to 28 October

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