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  Small-scale biomass-based cogeneration: different techniques being tested in South East Sweden
29 April 2016 - 18:22, by Kinga Kovacs | 279 visits
Energy Cities member, the Energy Agency for South East Sweden, is currently involved in the testing of three different techniques for small-scale biomass-based cogeneration (gasifier, wet steam turbine and organic Rancine cycle) which are being built and demonstrated in South East Sweden as part of the project Small Scale CHP LIFE+ (...)
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  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”
29 April 2016 - 09:22, by Floriane Cappelletti | 217 visits
Following up on the historic international agreement on climate change reached last December in Paris, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete addresses mayors in a letter that emphasizes cities’ crucial role in successfully implementing the energy (...)
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  An innovative platform to achieve the 2020 climate and energy targets
28 April 2016 - 17:14, by Rémi Collombet-Gourdon | 116 visits
Our member Klimaatverbond recently informed us that the Dutch Agreement on Energy for Sustainable Growth concluded between 47 organisations in 2013 is finally available in English. Combining an innovative governance platform with a systemic approach to energy and climate policy, this type of agreement sets the example when it comes (...)
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  Climate deal in New York : how local climate action could make world leaders blush
22 April 2016 - 10:10, by Rémi Collombet-Gourdon | 226 visits
Today, 162 countries are expected to sign the Paris Climate Agreement in New York. This is an important step, concluding months of harsh negotiations. However, would they pay more attention to the local policies that have been put in place since the Paris City hall declaration in December, world leaders would (...)
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  Energy efficiency implemented too slowly in Europe : a status report from “Energy Efficiency Watch3”
20 avril 2016 - 10:50, par Béatrice Alcaraz | 308 visits
More than 1.100 experts from all 28 EU Member States were consulted about the relative progress in energy policies of their own countries in the last 3 years. The aim of the survey was to learn from stakeholders and experts how they see the "real-life" progress of energy efficiency policies and their implementation across different (...)
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  EU Emission Trading System: Our 5 recommendations for a sensible use of the "Modernisation Fund"
19 April 2016 - 11:06, by David Donnerer | 259 visits
The EU Emission Trading System (ETS), launched in 2005, is a pillar of EU climate policy and the largest system of its kind. Giving a price to carbon and a limited "right to pollute" through Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission allowances, it should lead to widespread emission cuts. However, the EU ETS has so far failed to deliver, (...)
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  #bornova2016 - Multi-level cooperation from Paris to Marrakech
18 avril 2016 - 09:25, par Béatrice Alcaraz | 213 visits
As Eduardo Lopez Moreno from UN Habitat puts it rightly : "The cities that are most prosperous are not those that strongly compete with each other, but those that strongly cooperate." Our conference in Bornova on 1-3 June will explore how creating links can be most inspiring and (...)
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  Energy performance label: Finnish cities support the Display label and call for clearer rules for the voluntary EU scheme
31 March 2016 - 17:30, by Rémi Collombet-Gourdon | 309 visits
, 31 March 2016 - 17:30, by Ian Turner | 309 visits
The EU campaign Display, launched as early as in 2004, is an information tool to raise the public awareness. Designed by energy experts from European cities and based on operational rating and easy to understand, the certificate displays the energy, water and climate performance of a building. This Display poster combined with (...)
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Events to come
5th International Conference on renewable energy sources & energy efficiency
From 5 to 6 May

Zagreb Energy Week 2016
From 9 to 14 May

Webinar Living Streets: When citizens take back the streets!
Tuesday 10 May 10:30-12:00

Capitalisation of the European Year for Development: the added value of Decentralised Cooperation to promote local governance
From 12 to 13 May

Covenant of Mayors Workshop - Challenges and opportunities of SEAP implementation and financing in Portugal
Monday 16 May 10:00-13:00

Energy Cities’ Annual Conference
From 1 to 3 June

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