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Wednesday 28 November 2018

4 takeaways from the European Commission’s 2050 vision for a climate-neutral Europe
By David Donnerer | 1267 visits
The EU executive has outlined today its bold vision for making Europe climate-neutral by 2050. The Commission’s landmark strategy aims to make the EU compatible with the goals of the Paris Agreement, and catalyze a profound societal and economic transformation.
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Tuesday 27 November 2018

Financing home retrofits - How to set up all-in-one energy efficiency service packages
By Floriane Cappelletti | 803 visits
Climate policy consultancy Energies Demain has developed an "Inventory of best practices" for setting up an integrated energy efficiency service package, including access to long-term financing for homeowners.
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lundi 26 novembre 2018

Micro-Depots and Logistic Trams : Great Solutions to Reduce Traffic and improve Air Quality in Frankfurt
By Tatjana Veith | 818 visits
Every day, all kinds of materials and goods enter the city. Those flows of materials and goods, e.g. Urban Freight transport (UFT), are of growing concern. According to a study, UFT accounts for about 20%-30% of vehicle kilometres and generates up to 50% of air pollution in the city.
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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Transition cities: there is life after coal!
By Sara Giovannini | 961 visits
Energy transition in coal mining regions is not a new issue, but lately, it has come up often in my newsfeed. I am sure you have heard about the protests against the expansion of a coal mine in the ancient Hambach Forest in Germany. Articles and declarations on the possible consequences of the energy transition on urban environment, regional identities and jobs quickly followed. But the more I read about innovative cities’ actions and renewables transition stories, the less I believe in political discourses supporting business as usual paths.
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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Policy brief: Retrofutur, a counter-history of energy innovations
By Claire Roumet | 811 visits
Claire Roumet, Executive director of Energy Cities
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vendredi 26 octobre 2018

The top 13 values that bind Ordinary Energy Transition Pioneers (POTEs)

By Carine Dartiguepeyrou and Christiane Maurer
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Wednesday 24 October 2018

This small town model will help you boost energy efficiency actions in buildings!
By Sara Giovannini | 899 visits
Located at the outskirts of Larnaca (Cyprus), Aradippou is a small town with a big vision. Thanks to its size, its homogenous building stock and its Mayor’s ambitious vision, the city is testing innovative financing solutions in energy efficiency.
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Monday 22 October 2018

New publication out: Local energy and climate roadmaps - 5 city visions for 2050
By David Donnerer | 949 visits
The EU is currently designing a new 2050 strategy for reducing its GHG emissions, which should be in line with the Paris climate agreement. Many European cities have already engaged in this crucial long-term exercise. Check out our new publication that shines the light on 5 exemplary local energy and climate roadmaps for 2050!
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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Support a fair energy transition by sharing your city’s experience
By Floriane Cappelletti | 807 visits
"A city is not gauged by its length and width, but the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams" – Herb Caen
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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Policy brief: A call for local liberties
By Claire Roumet | 842 visits
by Claire Roumet, Executive director of Energy Cities
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Thursday 11 October 2018

Covenant Cities in the Spotlight: And the winners are... [drum roll]
By Floriane Cappelletti | 915 visits
Yesterday, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete announced the winners of the first ever Covenant Cities in the Spotlight awards at the European Week of Regions and Cities. Two of them are members of the Energy Cities network!
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Wednesday 10 October 2018

How can local Franco-German cooperation accelerate the energy transition?
By Béatrice Karas | 884 visits
Through dialogues, exchanges, meetings, mobilisation of territories as in the TANDEM project or during the conference on the pioneering territories of the energy transition held in Montreuil in early September.
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mardi 9 octobre 2018

Ready for a collaborative adventure in sustainable energy ?
By Tatjana Veith | 751 visits
Do you believe that participatory processes can help you achieve better outcomes and more effective sustainable energy policies ? Yes ? Then take a look at this game book !
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Monday 8 October 2018

Climate report echoing cities’ voices: need for urgent action
By Sara Giovannini | 645 visits
Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest climate report. The team of experts provides another dramatic assessment of how a global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels will impact our cities and lives. Various non-state organisations reacted to the report. Especially cities notify the same need for urgent action. Together with other civil society actors, they are calling upon EU leaders to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon Europe in line with a 1.5°C pathway.
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Friday 5 October 2018

Free training on innovative financing: 2 WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY!!!
By Blandine Pidoux | 804 visits
The call for applications for the second learning cycle of PROSPECT is open!
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Monday 1 October 2018

District Heating and Cooling planning made easier with Hotmaps!
By Sara Giovannini | 597 visits
District Heating and Cooling (DHC) has many advantages, the best one being that it can be extremely energy efficient. DHC planning though is not easy, partially because of the data gaps and the lack of appropriate tools to support local authorities in the process. The EU-funded Horizon 2020 project Hotmaps has the potential to solve these challenges and dramatically speed up DHC planning!
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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Tampere cuts energy costs in buildings by 50%
By Floriane Cappelletti | 887 visits
After the TARMO+ project promoting low-energy and carbon solutions in residential housing, last June Tampere welcomed an open house event in two recently retrofitted buildings as part of the EU GUGLE Project.
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vendredi 21 septembre 2018

What “Mix and Move” means in the mobility field in Europe !
By Béatrice Karas | 435 visits
“Mix and Move” is the theme of the European Mobility Week from 16 to 22 September, focusing this year on multimodality and the mix of various modes of transport.
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jeudi 20 septembre 2018

19 cities and community organisations distinguished for the Franco-German Energy Transition Week
By Béatrice Karas | 568 visits , By Christiane Maurer | 568 visits
At the "Pioneering energy transition territories in France and Germany” conference held in Montreuil (FR) on 5th and 6th September, 19 cities and community organisations were distinguished in an ideas competition for the actions they propose to take during the 2019 Franco-German Energy Transition Week.
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Wednesday 19 September 2018

Copenhagenize your streets, Paris-ize your buildings, Ghent-ize citizen participation!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 683 visits
About cities and towns' amazing willingness to change for the better.
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