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Blandine Pidoux

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31 posts on the Energy Cities Blog

 
 

Mentoring activities in innovative financing: Why not you?

Despite all this, maybe you don’t really feel like an "expert" in the field. Maybe you think that you simply did your work, with perseverance, enthusiasm and years of experience. Though, many of your peers in EU cities and regions are less (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 25 June 2018 | 19h16 | 494 visits
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Innovative Financing in Cities and Regions: Join a unique EU-wide P2P learning programme!

Your city or region has ambitious energy and climate objectives? Your local strategies and action plans are ready? You are not alone! A growing number of European cities and regions have engaged in the energy transition. They are taking local (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 22 January 2018 | 10h12 | 1946 visits
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By Jana Cicmanova, on 22 January 2018 | 10h12 | 1946 visits
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Tampere (Finland) : low energy and carbon solutions in housing cooperatives

In line with the city strategy 2025 and based on a true multi-stakeholder approach, TARMO+ has so far facilitated cooperation activities between 250 housing cooperatives and 50 local energy services companies who got involved in the project (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 15 November 2017 | 13h54 | 1142 visits
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How to finance your SECAP: Join the PROSPECT EU-wide peer-to-peer learning programme

Financing sustainable energy and climate projects: a challenge for cities and regions A growing number of European cities and regions have engaged in the energy transition. They are taking local action to mitigate climate change, adapt to its (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 4 October 2017 | 11h48 | 1616 visits
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Energy transition and democracy in Nantes: an independant citizens' commission hands over its report to the metropolitan council

Nantes Métropole signed the Covenant of Mayors in 2008 with the aim of reducing its GHG emissions by 50% and tripling its local renewable production by 2030. To accelerate its energy transition, the Metropolitan Council made the political choice (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 19 September 2017 | 16h16 | 1267 visits
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District energy of tomorrow : French-Nordic collaborative seminar, Paris 8th June

The Embassy of Sweden Trade Council , together with 4 other Nordic embassies (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway) invite you to a French-Nordic seminar on "District Heating and Cooling of tomorrow" to be held in Paris on June 8th, in close (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 11 May 2017 | 11h43 | 1195 visits
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Mayors launch call for citizen-oriented overhaul of the EU

After Europe celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, it’s up to cities to blow out the EU Covenant of Mayors candles in a few months, marking 10 years of integrated climate and energy action plans. Given their strong expertise in (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 3 May 2017 | 15h33 | 1680 visits
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Creation of a new city partnership in Greece and Cyprus for future smart city developments

The aim of the meeting - at the initiative of our member city Aradippou - was the creation of an inter-municipal partnership enabling the participating Municipalities to develop as Smart Cities within the wider region of Greece-Cyprus at the (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 25 April 2017 | 16h02 | 1837 visits
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The Union of Communities of Armenia joins Energy Cities !

The main objectives of UCA are to strengthen local democracy in Armenia, advocate the interests of local self-governmental bodies (LSG), implement the “European Charter of Local Self-Government” in Armenia and ensure the provision of development (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 19 avril 2017 | 10h28 | 1194 visits
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#Stuttgart2017 Final programme online!

Will you be part of the Energy Cities’ Annual Conference? Have a look at the final programme and register before 14th April! 40 INTERACTIVE SESSIONS to question, debate and learn from peers 2 INSPIRING TALKS to think big 1 PLENARY DEBATE (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 31 March 2017 | 12h52 | 1658 visits
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Join us in Stuttgart and learn from your peers in 40 interactive sessions!

Come and find out how the 3D - Divestment, Democracy and Devolution - give impetus to new ideas on innovative energy and climate initiatives on the ground ! Listen to the stories of the cities of Stuttgart, Lisbon, Utrecht, Manchester, (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 9 mars 2017 | 12h55 | 1214 visits
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Just released! Two new guidebooks on financing the energy renovation of public and residential buildings

Whereas 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 (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 21 February 2017 | 10h45 | 2060 visits
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An EU Roadmap 2050 (and other results) from the "Post-carbon cities of tomorrow" project

According to the roadmap, representatives of cities should be formally appointed to influence UN, EU and national decisions. In light with the subsidiarity principle, the EU should also support the process of allocating the relevant competences (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 17 janvier 2017 | 16h29 | 948 visits
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Save the date! Energy Cities' Annual Conference - 26-28 April 2017

In 2017, Energy Cities’ Conference will be hosted by the German city of Stuttgart, well-known for its industrial activity as well as for its foresighted climate and energy policy. In a region which can be considered the birthplace of the German (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 13 décembre 2016 | 16h26 | 971 visits
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A Good summer energy in Bielsko-Biała!

As every year, the event supported by the Municipality of Bielsko-Biała, has attracted an impressive number of participants: nearly 600 preschoolers from 20 kindergartens, 1200 students from elementary schools, middle schools and high schools (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 23 August 2016 | 14h08 | 752 visits
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High-performance renovation of schools : a toolkit to do much better

Intended for elected members, their technical departments as well as for building professionnals, the "ZEMedS School Technical & Financial Toolkit" highlights the numerous benefits of an efficient renovation and offers a methodology and (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 5 July 2016 | 15h08 | 1091 visits
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#Bornova2016 - Get into the Grand Bazaar!

On Thursday 2nd of June, two forum sessions will enable participants to the conference to present and discuss their most innovative and successful initiatives, in small groups and in a very interactive way. Like in an oriental bazaar, you will (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 20 mai 2016 | 12h51 | 1475 visits
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Malmö awarded in Brussels for its outstanding mobility plan

The SUMP award ceremony 2016 (Copyright European Mobility Week) The jury particulary appreciated how the city is committed in an integrated planning process that focuses on creating an efficient multimodal network, as well as on social and (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 17 mai 2016 | 14h49 | 901 visits
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New dialogues between cities & local stakeholders

Local authorities have a key role to play in climate and energy policies and in the energy transition towards a low carbon, energy efficient and sustainable society. However, they cannot act alone. They often control only a small percentage of (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 10 mai 2016 | 12h38 | 1515 visits
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Annual Conference: registration and call for contributions open!

3 Networking days – 30 Interactive forums – 6 High-level plenaries and their speakers’ corner – 1 Mayors’ peer-to-peer session This is the biggest event of our network representing over 1,000 European cities and regions. You will meet several (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 22 March 2016 | 12h55 | 960 visits
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Thessaloniki (GR) and Bottrop (DE), together in the "Municipalities for a strong Europe" Initiative

The workshop was part of the "Growth initiative: Municipalities for a strong Europe" pilot project, launched in the framework of the European Growth Initiative program implemented by HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform (HVGP). The aim of this (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 9 March 2016 | 09h51 | 1159 visits
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Barreiro: the foresighted bike booster

Acknowledging the increasing importance of bikes in the city In its resolution adopted at the end of 2015, the Barreiro City Council recalls "the current importance of addressing quality of life by tackling air quality, noise and GHG emissions (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 18 February 2016 | 11h30 | 791 visits
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Energy efficiency: Rustavi among the best municipalities in Georgia

Mr. Nodar Javakhishvili – Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure and Mr David Jikia – Mayor of Rustavi It is during the conference “Local Self-Government - Best Practices 2015”, that took place in our member city of Tbilisi on 12 (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 23 December 2015 | 13h22 | 1031 visits
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Energy Cities’ best practice database has been revamped

More content Discover about 500 examples illustrating all energy transition aspects in Europe : local resources, energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, governance, social innovation, financing ... and, coming soon, a whole new series of best (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 3 novembre 2015 | 18h28 | 1128 visits
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City of Lorient getting the European Energy Award Label at the first attempt

Lorient achieved 245.1 points out of the maximum score of 405.7, i.e. 60% of its potential, and well above the 50% required to obtain the Cit’ergie label (French transposition of the EEA label). The European Energy Award (and its French (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 27 octobre 2015 | 10h48 | 1024 visits
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Energy Cities creates a permanent working group on sustainable mobility

The CitiZEN project which runs until 2017 tackles urban mobility in it various aspects. This includes the development and update of local Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, the promotion of soft modes (cycling and walking), traffic control, good (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 5 octobre 2015 | 09h34 | 1351 visits
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Lausanne explores the geothermal option for its 2000-watt eco-disctrict

To meet the challenge, Lausanne’s industrial departments are actively seeking new renewable energy sources and explore the possibilities provided by geothermal energy, which is not so used in Switzerland yet but shows great potential. With this (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 28 avril 2015 | 16h48 | 1126 visits
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LIFE+ for the Energy and Climate Plan of Essonne County (France)

The outcomes after 4 years of cross-sector project work : Creation of an Ecological Material Library : this resource and consulting centre in the heart of the Departmental Organisation for Habitat raises the awareness of all territorial (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 9 avril 2015 | 11h43 | 915 visits
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Litoměřice, the next Czech post-carbon city

Our member city of Litoměřice (CZ) hosted two workshops on visioning and backcasting in November and December 2014. In total, these workshops are conducted in 8 European case study cities throughout the duration of the European 7FP project (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 23 mars 2015 | 17h41 | 1289 visits
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Liège, partner city of the new Smart City Institute

This new academic institute aims at stimulating research, teaching, innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of the “smart city”. From its beginning, a real national and international perspective will be given to the activities led by the (...)

By Blandine Pidoux, on 13 février 2015 | 14h45 | 1401 visits
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