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  Climate and Energy: Shift in national policies well underway
13 October 2017 - 16:03, by Claire Roumet | 428 visits
“The grownups have finally won” analyses The Guardian at the announcement of the UK’s new climate strategy. Called the ‘clean growth strategy’ and published on October 12th, it echoes the choices made two days before by the new Dutch government to in essence revolutionize the Dutch energy (...)
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  How to finance your SECAP : Join the PROSPECT EU-wide peer-to-peer learning programme
4 octobre 2017 - 11:48, par Blandine Pidoux | 630 visits
Securing financing for sustainable energy projects remains a great challenge for most EU local authorities. Energy Cities is a partner of the new European H2020 PROSPECT project that aims at boosting cities and regions’ skills and expertise through the development and implementation of an ambitious European-wide peer-to-peer learning (...)
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  Lisbon : City administration and citizens working together to improve life in sensible urban areas
26 September 2017 - 17:54, by Floriane Cappelletti | 683 visits
Several years ago, the City of Lisbon launched the BIP/ZIP strategy, aiming to promote social and territorial cohesion, active citizenship, self-organisation and community participation.
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  New EU decision lifts key barrier to investing in energy efficiency projects
21 September 2017 - 16:26, by David Donnerer | 911 visits
On the 19th of September, the EU statistical service Eurostat published a new guidance note on how to classify Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) in government accounts. This new guidance note, effective immediately, clarifies and makes it easier for public authorities to finance energy efficiency projects of their buildings and (...)
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  Financing the energy renovation of buildings : when budgets are low, creativity rises !
20 septembre 2017 - 15:00, par Béatrice Alcaraz | 584 visits
While ensuring proper energy renovation of the EU’s building stock is crucial to achieve our energy transition, austerity and cuts in public budgets limit the action of local authorities. So a number of Energy Cities members have been testing 3 innovative financing schemes... and it works (...)
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  United in Diversity? What Europe can do with its energy policy
20 September 2017 - 09:46, by Alix Bolle | 584 visits
By Claire Roumet and Dirk Vansintjan Republished from Euractiv - 13 sept. 2017 As the energy market is being shaken up by the arrival of new local players, one crucial objective should be to guarantee diversity in the governance representation, write Claire Roumet and Dirk Vansintjan, respectively Directors of Energy Cities and (...)
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  Energy transition and democracy in Nantes: an independant citizens’ commission hands over its report to the metropolitan council
19 September 2017 - 16:16, by Blandine Pidoux | 648 visits
The results of Nantes’ Great Debate on the energy transition, the only one of its kind in France - and possibly in Europe - by its scope and the diversity of the measures taken, have been presented on September 12th, one year after its launch.
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  Smarter Together: Munich, when e-vehicles clean the streets!
18 September 2017 - 11:34, by Béatrice Alcaraz | 611 visits
SMARTER TOGETHER is a joint project that aims to improve citizen’s quality of life in nowadays transforming cities. Three lighthouse cities will implement the main demonstration activities in specific districts, monitor the results and upscale solutions at local level. FOCUS ON MUNICH and its (...)
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Events to come
Energy Info Days 2017
From 23 to 25 October

Leadership for the future - Cities as Leaders for Global Sustainable Development
From 24 to 27 October

International District Cooling & Heating Conference
From 24 to 25 October

1ères rencontres des territoires en transition
Tuesday 24 October

The Covenant of Mayors and Mayors on Climate and Energy
Tuesday 24 October

Towards greener economy - Main challenges and drivers for RES development in Poland
Thursday 26 October

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