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  Cities: testbeds for energy innovation – Energy Atlas 2018
15 May 2018 - 17:16, by Sara Giovannini | 364 visits
The Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the German Green Political Foundation, recently released its Energy Atlas 2018 - Facts and Figures about Renewables in Europe. The Atlas provides an overview of the current debates going on in the European Union countries, at the time when they are discussing their 2030 energy and climate strategies. It (...)
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  EPC and why public authorities shouldn’t shy away from it - New Guide on EPC Accounting Rules released
14 mai 2018 - 14:43, par Miriam Eisermann | 274 visits
As follow-up to the EUROSTAT accounting rules decision last year, a new guide has been published by EIB, Commission and Eurostat : "The Practitioners’ Guide on the Statistical Treatment of Energy Performance Contracts in public accounts". It explains in detail how Energy Performance Contracts work and gives a clear overview of the (...)
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  HOW TO MAKE PEOPLE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THEIR CITIES - FOUR #RENNES2018 LESSONS LEARNT
8 May 2018 - 09:58, by Sara Giovannini | 320 visits
If you work on the energy transition, the same word comes up repeatedly: participation. But how can local authorities make sure this is not an empty box? How to avoid this “they asked for our opinion, but this won’t change their decision” feeling? How can citizens really feel part of the process, be listened to and connect with the big (...)
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  #rennes2018 conference about sharing responsibilities in a radically new energy system
25 avril 2018 - 11:47, par Miriam Eisermann | 697 visits
Energy Cities’ Annual Conference 2018 was hosted in France by the City and Metropolitan Area of Rennes, from 18-20th April.
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  Blockchain and energy transition - what challenges for cities? Find out in our newly released publication!
18 April 2018 - 16:43, by David Donnerer | 1330 visits
Energy blockchain experiments and pilots are multiplying, driven by tech-savvy entrepreneurs. It looks like the new technology is disrupting the energy system from Spain to the US. What is in it for cities? Energy Cities makes sense of the blockchain buzz with a newly released (...)
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  PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES: A WAY TO MORE EFFECTIVE AND INCLUSIVE POLICIES
ENLARGE is a project funded by the European programme Horizon 2020, that allows people to better understand the outcomes of their involvement in participatory processes, with a special focus on sustainable energy. In doing so, the project creates and disseminates knowledge on how to implement participatory processes that can be (...)
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  Like a too long winter
6 April 2018 - 15:48, by Claire Roumet | 702 visits
by Claire Roumet, Executive Director of Energy Cities
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  Rennes Métropole takes up the challenge of a local ... and collective energy transition - Interview with Olivier Dehaese
5 April 2018 - 15:12, by Béatrice Alcaraz | 893 visits
The City of Rennes and Rennes Métropole have, for several decades, been involved in developing an ambitious energy and climate policy aimed at reducing CO2 emissions, improving energy performance in buildings, raising public awareness and developing soft modes of transport like cycling and walking. Rennes Métropole’s new Climate Plan (...)
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Events to come
MANAGING URBAN CHANGE : sustainable city-making in a disruptive world
From 23 to 25 May

Webinar - Urban living labs
Wednesday 23 May 11:30-13:00

Governance of the Energy Union - how can cities contribute to the National Energy & Climate Plans?
Thursday 24 May 09:30-11:00

Hadera Energytech Conference
Tuesday 29 May

EU Sustainable Energy Week: Lead the Clean Energy Transition
From 4 to 8 June

The Power of Heat: COGEN Europe annual conference
From 5 to 6 June

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