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Floriane Cappelletti

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#EUSEW17 starts today, Come and meet us !

Take part in Energy Cities’ events! Accelerating the clean energy transition — financing energy efficiency at the local level Wednesday 21 June 11.00 - 12.30 Energy Cities, Climate Alliance, EUROCITIES & CEMR This session presents a local (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 19 June 2017 | 12h11 | 196 visits
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New Energy Cities INFO magazine: "Please disturb!"

"As we, cities, embrace this exercise, we ought to disturb our own comfort zones, and encourage citizens and other local actors to join the challenge. Let’s disturb entrenched habits of working within silos and hermetic departments. Invite (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 16 May 2017 | 15h39 | 653 visits
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Wish the Covenant of Mayors could do more for you? Take the survey, you may win a journey to the EUSEW in Brussels!

This survey offers EU local and regional authorities the opportunity to have their say and tell us about the type of assistance they need to receive to develop and implement their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans, or to help others do (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 25 April 2017 | 12h22 | 660 visits
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Energy Renovation Match-making Forum in Paris

The Forum allowed over 420 visitors to find information, meet experts, attend conferences on energy renovation in condominiums. Key figures of the Forum 40 stands 420 participants 93 % of visitors would recommend the Forum to their peers 86 % (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 28 March 2017 | 09h22 | 571 visits
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A Political Board of Cities to steer the EU Covenant of Mayors

“Mayors in Europe have been committing to climate and energy issues for years now. We are achieving great results, on track to deliver our part of the EU 2020 objectives. A number of cities have done even more. We are ready to go further, in (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 13 February 2017 | 12h39 | 941 visits
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Hasta la transición! Una transizione per favore!

30 propuestas de Energy Cities para la transición energética de ciudades grandes y pequeñas 30 proposte di Energy Cities per la transizione energetica nelle città Sounds good, doesn’t it? Energy Cities’ main publication, based on over a hundred (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 31 January 2017 | 17h08 | 547 visits
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Site visit - Condominium energy retrofitting in Paris : It takes trust, entrepreneurship and ambition!

After a great morning session focusing on public policy and local energy renovation schemes for Parisian condominiums, the day unfolded with a visit of the Du Guesclin multi-appartment dwelling that proves possible to complete ambitious thermal (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 25 January 2017 | 09h38 | 960 visits
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Covenant of Mayors: A high-level ceremony to launch the 2nd phase of the initiative in the Eastern Partnership countries

The event was organised by the European Commission, the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development of the Republic of Armenia, the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) and the EU (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 14 November 2016 | 15h36 | 1004 visits
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Porto: Fighting energy poverty through deep renovation of buildings

Rainha Dona Leonor is a neighbourhood of 150 multi-family dwellings built in 1953. The buildings, made up of concrete structure, brick walls and light weight slabs, had never been upgraded, which led to a profound state of degradation of the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 5 October 2016 | 16h25 | 690 visits
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In Barcelona, trees temper the Mediterranean city climate

Climate change projections include a rise in average temperature and a significant decrease in rainfall, with expected lasting droughts and intense heat waves. In response, Barcelona has committed to becoming a global model of a sustainable (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 28 September 2016 | 15h35 | 493 visits
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progRESsHEAT webinars: Learn more on renewables in disctrict heating and cooling!

The project relies on the preparation of strategies for developing heating and cooling networks in six European pilot cities (Ansfelden - Austria, Heerten - Germany, Litomerice - Czech Republic, Helsingor - Denmark, Matosinhos - Portugal, Brasov (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 23 September 2016 | 09h53 | 693 visits
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Pushing forward electro-mobility in Riga

Setting high standards for urban mobility The city of Riga aims at a high-quality mobility system with low air pollution. The main goals of Riga’s electro-mobility projects are to improve air quality, minimize the impact of transport on the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 19 September 2016 | 12h39 | 632 visits
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EU Covenant of Mayors and Compact of Mayors launch largest global coalition of cities committed to fighting climate change

The world’s two primary city-led climate change and energy initiatives, the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, announced the formation of a new, first-of-its-kind global initiative of cities and local governments leading in the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 24 June 2016 | 11h11 | 1333 visits
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Sit and connect: First solar bench installed in Litoměřice

Sustainable energy is one of the main development priorities for this Litoměřice. The solar bench is part of an integrated action plan for energy conservation and renewable energy. Its aim is to promote the use of solar energy in public spaces. (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 11 May 2016 | 14h21 | 810 visits
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#Bornova2016 - Remunicipalising energy services: why and how?

Paris, Naples, Berlin, Budapest… the list of European cities running their own water system is getting longer and longer. This may be a model for other services: how about energy, an equally precious natural resource and essential service? Who (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 6 May 2016 | 10h32 | 807 visits
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EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete invites mayors to join the new Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to make Europe “a sustainable low-carbon and climate-resilient society”

In the letter sent yesterday - Thursday 28 April 2016 - Commissioner Arias Cañete thanks the cities that have already been taking climate and energy actions through the Covenant of Mayors and Mayors Adapt, two major initiatives now merged under (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 29 April 2016 | 09h22 | 734 visits
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In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy 'care-free' energy renovation package

Despite municipal energy subsidies and technical assistance offered by the local energy info centre, the annual energy refurbishment rate of the residential sector in Stuttgart stagnates between 1 % and 2 %. The objective of the city is to raise (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 31 March 2016 | 12h11 | 989 visits
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Energy-renovation of houses : In Bordeaux Metropole, 85% of households fit requirements for a dedicated bank loan !

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 (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 March 2016 | 12h15 | 686 visits
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Pamplona heading towards energy self-sufficiency

The City Council of Pamplona, committed to the Covenant of Mayors for several years already, believes that people and communities should have the right to control their energy future. Therefore, the Council is planning a range of ambitious (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 7 March 2016 | 11h27 | 504 visits
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The Covenant of Mayors launches its "Capacity-sharing Corner"

The "Capacity-sharing Corner" is reserved for members of the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) Community (signatories, Coordinators, Supporters...) and composed of a resource library and discussion forums. All members of the CoMmunity can search, (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 2 March 2016 | 11h11 | 371 visits
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Local energy transition: French & German Covenant Clubs have recommendations to make for their governments!

In this declaration, the Covenant Clubs make recommendations to their national governments, in a view to accelerate the local energy transition. Their recommendations are articulated around four main axes. 1) Providing further support to the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 4 February 2016 | 12h17 | 994 visits
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The Energy Transition Chronicles: Behind the scenes of successful energy transition processes

The cities of Schönau (Germany), Växjö (Sweden) and Heidelberg (Germany), and the regions of Burgenland and Brussels-Capital all started, more or less recently, their own energy transition process. Today, Heidelberg has one of the lowest (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 January 2016 | 12h41 | 724 visits
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City of Parma encourages citizens to undertake energy renovation work in their homes

Ricerca Sistema Energetico (Energy System Research), in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development, carried out a study on the building stock in the city of Parma, which consists of 18,671 residential buildings and 80,595 (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 December 2015 | 18h14 | 1006 visits
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Local governance from A to Z: Energy Cities releases Positive Glossary of the Energy Transition during COP21

"Local Governance from A to Z: Positive Glossary of the Energy Transition" invites you to discover the multiple facets of a collaborative city, based on our over 25 years of experience of what works well in Europe. 26 letters, 26 concepts: test (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 4 December 2015 | 15h27 | 1107 visits
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Victory for local energy! Swedish municipality of Växjö wins case against competition authority

Växjö’s impressive district heating network uses heat from a combined heat and power plant, powered by waste wood biomass. Rather than importing energy, the city has long preferred to tap into its local resources, with half of its territory being (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 30 November 2015 | 16h06 | 1154 visits
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European RegioStars Awards 2015 honours IMAGINE project

Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu and RegioStars jury president MEP Lambert Van Nistelrooij announced the winning projects, chosen amongst 17 finalists in the following categories: Scandinavian Game Developers: Smart Growth – (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 30 October 2015 | 16h05 | 1033 visits
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Group intelligence in Helsinki: collaborative sustainable city planning

Ambitious, you would say. It is, indeed. The Urban Academy wants to engage all parties in a co-creation and co-design process. The main partners are the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the City of Helsinki. The network brings (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 29 octobre 2015 | 11h30 | 694 visits
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New Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: EU Institutions strengthen alliance with cities

Since 2009 onwards, some 6,500 local authorities have already committed to the 2020 CO2 reduction objective. As part of the "New Integrated Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy", signatory cities will pledge action to support implementation (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 16 October 2015 | 16h10 | 805 visits
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Energy Cities' photo contest: Discover Brussels' new urban artwork!

The city of Brussels won the 1st prize: an urban art mural by the Argentinian artist Elian. The artist completed his work beginning of October, in the framework of the Nuit Blanche, an event which aims at allowing people to discover Brussels (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 12 October 2015 | 14h54 | 902 visits
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EU Smart Cities Agenda should push for an energy transition with cities and their citizens at the core

Th resolution postulates that in regard to the key EU principles of subsidiarity, multi-level governance and the partnership principle, the “[…] engagement of the resources and competences of local and regional authorities should be reinforced (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 21 September 2015 | 16h28 | 1516 visits
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Europe’s Climate Change Response: Adaption and Mitigation in an Uncertain World
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Eliminating Energy Poverty Across Europe: Monitoring Progress for an Inclusive Energy Union
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The Power of Heat: A consumer-led energy transition
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