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jeudi 18 mai 2017

Learn more about the Renewable Energy Horizon Prizes
By Oana-Mihaela Mihalache | 228 visits
The European DG of Research and Innovation (RTD) is organizing on 22 of June, during the Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels, a conference to present and give more information about two prizes using EU funding for innovative approaches to integrate solar energy into historical buildings and for using renewable energy in hospitals.
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Wednesday 17 May 2017

Horizon 2020 and Smart Cities: Our recommendations for the work-programme 2018-2020
By David Donnerer | 339 visits
The EU Horizon 2020 programme and the Smart Cities & Communities initiative have been two important funding instruments for local energy and climate action in the past years. As the EU Commission is preparing its work-programme for the funding period 2018-2020, Energy Cities provides key recommendations to enable Horizon 2020 and Smart Cities & Communities to better support local and regional authorities in their energy transition.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017

New Energy Cities INFO magazine: "Please disturb!"
By Floriane Cappelletti | 213 visits
A series of small revolutions in the making are disrupting – or, rather, to use the guiding keyword of the latest edition of our Energy Cities INFO magazine – "disturbing" the world energy order.
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Thursday 11 May 2017

New PUBLENEF Energy Efficiency Roadmaps support policy makers in taking action!
By David Donnerer | 471 visits
The Horizon 2020-funded PUBLENEF project, in which Energy Cities is a partner, is developing Energy Efficiency Roadmaps in 11 EU Member States to support policy makers in taking energy and climate action.
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Thursday 11 May 2017

District energy of tomorrow : French-Nordic collaborative seminar, Paris 8th June
By Blandine Pidoux | 291 visits
Will DHC become a key element of your climate and energy transition strategy? Or is it already the case? Then mark the 8th of June in your agenda to come and exchange on the topic with Nordic countries in Paris.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Show your support to an EU Cycling Strategy!
By David Donnerer | 653 visits
The European Cyclist's Federation (ECF) has launched a campaign for an EU Cycling Strategy.
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Wednesday 3 May 2017

Mayors launch call for citizen-oriented overhaul of the EU
By Blandine Pidoux | 960 visits
Gathered in Stuttgart for Energy Cities’ Annual Conference “2050 Starts Today”, more than 20 mayors and elected leaders from all over Europe have addressed a strong message, in the form of a manifesto, to heads of states and governments: If you are to build an energy union ‘with citizens at its core’, build it from the ground up, through a genuine dialogue with cities.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

What prospects for EU energy efficiency policy with the Clean Energy Package?
By David Donnerer | 422 visits
Join the upcoming Energy Efficiency Watch 3 webinars to find out more!
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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Creation of a new city partnership in Greece and Cyprus for future smart city developments
By Blandine Pidoux | 1197 visits
Energy Cities was invited to participate to a networking meeting last March in Athens between the Municipalities of Aradippou (Cyprus) and Nafplio, Elefsina and Rafina-Pikermi (Greece).
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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Wish the Covenant of Mayors could do more for you? Take the survey, you may win a journey to the EUSEW in Brussels!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 574 visits
The Covenant of Mayors Office, on behalf of the European Commission and with the support of the Committee of the Regions, is conducting a survey to collect local and regional authorities' expectations towards capacity-building activities offered by the initiative.
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mercredi 19 avril 2017

The Union of Communities of Armenia joins Energy Cities !
By Blandine Pidoux | 527 visits
We are very happy to welcome the Union of Communities of Armenia (UCA) as a new collective member of Energy Cities. The Union, established in 1997, represents the unified voice of the local self-governmental (LSG) bodies of Armenia and gathers all the municipalities of the Country.
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vendredi 14 avril 2017

Co-designing 2050 with citizens at #Stuttgart2017
By Miriam Eisermann | 567 visits
Every year, energy transitioners from both the public and the private sector meet at Energy Cities’ Annual Conference to build a community around energy democracy, devolution and divestment. This year, hosted by the German city of Stuttgart, the conference will feature a special peer-to-peer debate on community participation and stakeholder mobilisation.
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mercredi 12 avril 2017

Two Energy Cities’ members take home sustainable mobility awards !
By Oana-Mihaela Mihalache | 618 visits
On March 20th 2017, the European Commission awarded our Swedish member Malmö with the European Mobility Week Award and the conglomeration of Brussels-Capital with the 5th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning for its urban freight policy.
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lundi 10 avril 2017

Conference countdown : Last week to register for #stuttgart2017 !
By Miriam Eisermann | 750 visits
There is only this week left to register for Energy Cities' Conference taking place from 26-28 April in Stuttgart, Germany ! This year's event reminds us that "2050 STARTS TODAY" : The choices we make today must be based on no-regret trajectories. As we, cities, embrace this exercise, we should leave our comfort zone, and encourage all local stakeholders to join the challenge.
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Friday 31 March 2017

Local energy ownership in Europe: An exploratory study
By Alix Bolle | 1311 visits
Across Europe, a growing number of local authorities are eager to regain control over energy systems on a wide range of scales and modalities. Through an exploratory study authored by Andreas Rüdinger and funded by the French Agency for Energy Management (ADEME), Energy Cities decided to shed light on the various nuances surrounding this phenomenon of local reclaim over energy systems and offer new perspectives to cities wishing to replicate successful initiatives. This European overview focuses mainly on three countries: Germany, which could almost be described as the cradle of remunicipalisation, the United Kingdom and France.
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Friday 31 March 2017

#Stuttgart2017 Final programme online!
By Blandine Pidoux | 1113 visits
Hundreds of energy transitionners will gather in Stuttgart on 26-28 April for the most important event of the year of our network.
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Thursday 30 March 2017

#100%RES - Recommendation 4: Engaging local stakeholders
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 484 visits
Whether the impetus for setting a 100% renewable energy target comes from the public authority, elected representatives, private players, community organisations, farmers or citizens, it is of key importance to get all stakeholders on board. It is a prerequisite for obtaining significant, sustainable results. Each category of stakeholders brings its own complexity, but also reinforces the process with its own interests and skills.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

How to apply our 3D vision to Europe’s energy and climate policies?
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 644 visits
To know answers, rendez-vous in Stuttgart on wednesday 26 April for a two hours event! "A European energy system in 3D? Rethinking the EU’s energy and climate policies through the lenses of democratization, decentralization and divestment"
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Energy Renovation Match-making Forum in Paris
By Floriane Cappelletti | 533 visits
A Match-making Forum on energy retrofitting was held on 27 February in Paris as part of the ACE-Retrofitting project. Here are some highlights of this main event for co-owners and professionals of the energy renovation sector.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017

A whiff of pure air: what measures can reduce traffic in cities?
By Bénédicte Weber | 585 visits
The high pollution levels that hit Europe in January brought home the importance of promoting less polluting modes of transport and redesigning traffic flows to reduce congestion. Some cities have tackled the problem by implementing traffic-regulating schemes. Cities have a major part to play but asthe mayors of 20 European cities reminded the COP21 audience in Paris, measures also have to be taken at the European level, for example by tightening up the overly lax European standards on NOx emissions. Urban charging schemes
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