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Tuesday 19 September 2017

Energy transition and democracy in Nantes: an independant citizens' commission hands over its report to the metropolitan council
By Blandine Pidoux | 862 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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Thursday 22 June 2017

Energy Cities launches pan-European study on remunicipalisation and local energy ownership
By Alix Bolle | 1708 visits
How can cities and communities reclaim control over local energy systems? What are the challenges and success factors for creating a local energy company? What are the links between devolution and remunicipalisation moves, community energy and participative governance? To answer these and many other questions around the rise of local energy ownership across Europe, Energy Cities has commissioned a comprehensive scoping study which will be launched officially today during the EU Sustainable Energy Week.
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Thursday 15 June 2017

Inventive measures and tools to accelerate cities' energy transition: Lisbon and Stuttgart in the spotlight!
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 1024 visits
Cities keep their course! Cities from all across the world are busy outlining roadmaps and masterplans defining the kind of energy transition they are keen to deliver: 100% renewable or climate neutral by 2050. But 2050 is now!
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Thursday 11 May 2017

District energy of tomorrow : French-Nordic collaborative seminar, Paris 8th June
By Blandine Pidoux | 825 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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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Creation of a new city partnership in Greece and Cyprus for future smart city developments
By Blandine Pidoux | 1526 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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lundi 10 avril 2017

Conference countdown: Last week to register for #stuttgart2017!
By Miriam Eisermann | 1044 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

#Stuttgart2017 Final programme online!
By Blandine Pidoux | 1338 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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Tuesday 28 March 2017

How to apply our 3D vision to Europe’s energy and climate policies?
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 821 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 7 March 2017

100%RES - Recommendation 3 : Funding renewable energy production and energy efficiency
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 790 visits
For cities and metropolitan areas, embarking on a 100% renewable energy path involves changing scale and supporting the development of renewable energy production in their own and surrounding areas. This support requires new tools. Capital contributions to renewable energy production projects enable the local authority to improve project viability by increasing the amount of equity, depending on the investment resources available to it.
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Tuesday 7 February 2017

Pamplona: How does the city take back control of its energy services?
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 978 visits
It is not an easy task to make the transition from a private to a city-run system. The circumstances leading to this move can vary greatly, be it dissatisfaction with the private services, new political priorities of the city council or pressure from civil society.
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Thursday 2 February 2017

100%RES - Recommendation 2 : Creating new urban-rural partnerships
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 822 visits
Local governments want to get involved and participate in the economic development of their area together with new, game-changing stakeholders, cooperatives and smaller businesses. Rural communities with sufficient resources (forest, wind, agricultural waste, etc.) and space will be able to produce energy, as they already produce food, and “export” their surpluses (electricity, biogas, wood, etc.) to energy intensive urban areas with insufficient resources to meet all their needs.
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Tuesday 31 January 2017

Hasta la transición! Una transizione per favore!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 681 visits
Energy Cities' Proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns are now available in Spanish and Italian.
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jeudi 26 janvier 2017

Devolve (to) : verb to be conjugated in the present to improve the future
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 646 visits
... or how to achieve the energy transition !
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Thursday 12 January 2017

#100%RES - Recommendation 1 : Giving long-term planning its rightful place
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 818 visits
Having an ambitious vision of a desirable future and setting a course towards 100% renewable energy encourages and facilitates the engagement of the various local stakeholders and opens up new opportunities. It is important that long-term planning is given its rightful place in municipal action. Obviously, this long-term course must not be used to postpone measures aimed at reducing energy use and developing renewable energy. On the contrary, its purpose is to trigger a paradigm change whilst not losing sight of the desired objective.
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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Cities heading towards 100% renewable energy
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 1300 visits
CLER, Energy Cities and Réseau Action Climat collaborated to prepare this publication. The aim is to provide guidance and solutions to French cities and metropolitan areas anxious to embark on a 100% renewable energy path. This report is based on the knowledge and experience of the authors’ networks, as well as on around 30 interviews of councillors and city employees from about fifteen French local governments.
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jeudi 24 novembre 2016

The low-carbon future starts in buildings: Display® Campaign presented at COP 22
By Ian Turner | 967 visits
While last week’s COP22 highlighted the need for stronger North-South cooperation, Energy Cities presented in Marrakech the ADEME-supported Display® Campaign to cities within the Maghreb. During this side event titled ‘Display®, let your buildings talk’ Ian Turner provided a background of the Display® campaign and the success that it has achieved in Europe over the last decade. He explained how hundreds of cities across Europe have been able to interact with public buildings users’ to sensitise and communicate the importance of energy efficiency and water conservation in public buildings.
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Thursday 10 November 2016

Blockchain and energy: a paradigm shift ?
By Admin | 1399 visits
On 26 October, the conference office on studies of Tecsol "Photovoltaic self-consumption and Blockchain" was held in Paris. At this symposium, the Tecsol design office engineers unveiled the mysteries of self-consumption and the use of blockchain for the service distribution network. This article will provide you with an insight into the Blockchain concept and its applications in the energy field.
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Wednesday 9 November 2016

People powered cities: from the UN climate talks to energy democracy

Developing real solutions to climate and energy challenges will require imagination, determination and inspiration. Inspiration may come from the many cities, communities and even countries that are working hard to make the energy sector democratic, equitable and based on renewable sources.
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Tuesday 11 October 2016

The Brussels Green Loan: another incentive encouraging Brussels citizens to energy retrofit their homes
By Jana Cicmanova | 1340 visits
Buildings are responsible for 72% of the energy consumed in the area of Brussels-Capital Region. Since 2004, the region has launched a number of incentives, encouraging homeowners to improve energy performance of their dwellings. After an ‘energy grant’ and a ‘renovation grant’, the region has recently launched a revamped Brussels Green Loan.
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Monday 19 September 2016

Geneva (CH) says no to fossil energy!
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 678 visits
In an official statement, the SIG (Geneva Industrial Services) has pledged that all the electricity they will supply as of January 2017 will be 100% renewable, thus definitely discarding fossil energy in favour of hydro and solar power.
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