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Thursday 17 March 2016

Energy-renovation of houses : In Bordeaux Metropole, 85% of households fit requirements for a dedicated bank loan !
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1342 visits
Private housing accounts for 80% of Bordeaux Metropole’s housing stock and thus has been made a priority of its buildings’ energy-retrofitting policy. The objective of Bordeaux Metropole (Bordeaux Urban Community) is to implement several financing mechanisms that would ease energy-efficient renovation of the housing stock.
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Friday 19 February 2016

UK cities react against the government attack on their freedom to divest

Several UK cities, including Energy Cities’ member Milton Keynes, have spoken up against controversial plans from the national government to put restrictions on their freedom to divest from fossil fuels. Once again local leadership is being hampered by obstacles from the national level. A situation which reminds us of the not-so-distant case of the city of Vaxjo’s ambitious sustainable energy legislation being challenged by the Swedish competition authority.
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Thursday 11 February 2016

Portuguese city of Águeda sets up a local Fund for Energy and Water Efficiency
By Jana Cicmanova | 1320 visits
Known for its colourful streets, the small Portuguese town of Águeda undertakes a number of actions from environmental education to technological innovation and energy efficiency with the objective to become the first ‘Smart City’ in the country. It does not lag behind the front-runner European cities when it comes to innovative financing either. The municipality has just created a local Fund for Energy and Water Efficiency based on the model used by the city of Stuttgart (Germany).
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Thursday 28 January 2016

Croatia's first local energy revolving fund is in Koprivnica!
By Jana Cicmanova | 2283 visits
When it comes to energy efficiency and innovative financing solutions, the city of Koprivnica is one the leading local authorities in Croatia. Together with its strategic partner Regional Energy Agency North (REA North), the municipality explored the opportunity to set up a local energy revolving fund that would finance its sustainable energy actions in the public sector.
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Wednesday 13 January 2016

Frederikshavn, Denmark: Mobilising savings ‘sleeping’ on citizens’ bank accounts
By Jana Cicmanova | 1517 visits
Local banks in the city of Frederikshavn confirm that citizens have never had such large savings on their accounts as they have today. However, it is not easy to convince them to make use of the money for energy renovation of their houses.
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Wednesday 8 July 2015

Unlocking investments in cities: Review of ELENA-EIB projects in Barcelona, Bristol, Malmö, Paris and Brussels-Capital Region
By Floriane Cappelletti | 2895 visits
Energy Cities published a review of the projects undertaken in the cities of Paris, Malmö (in association with Lund and Helsingborg), Barcelona, Bristol and Brussels-Capital that received support under the ELENA-EIB facility.
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Tuesday 23 June 2015

Financing sustainable energy: Finding your way
By Béatrice Karas | 1395 visits
Cities often find it challenging to find their way through the complex maze of EU funding streams, programmes and mechanisms. Two new tools should help.
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Thursday 18 June 2015

Energy transition, a true vitamin cocktail for the local economy!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1869 visits
In its study “Economic impact of the energy transition at local level”, Energy Cities identified mechanisms through which energy transition measures stimulate the local economy.
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Monday 1 June 2015

Resilient cities #3: Developing new financing approaches
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1234 visits
The budget cuts recently experienced by European cities have led local players to get creative also in terms of funding solutions. Local authorities themselves are proving innovative.
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jeudi 19 mars 2015

EIB should increase its focus on energy efficiency and renewables at local level
By Admin | 1061 visits
Energy Cities contributed to the public consultation on approach of the European Investment Bank to Climate Action.
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Friday 27 February 2015

EEFIG report identifies ways to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1280 visits
On 26 February, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) co-convened by the European Commission and UNEP Finance Initiative launched its final report on the occasion of the Heating and Cooling Conference.
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Thursday 5 February 2015

New Covenant of Mayors guide helps cities identify suitable funding opportunities for sustainable energy
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1996 visits
Cities often find it challenging to find their way through the complex maze of EU funding streams, programmes and mechanisms.
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