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  French cities call for decentralisation of energy policy
23 March 2018 - 09:07, by Sara Giovannini | 264 visits
On March 22, the city of Paris, together with other 19 French cities, co-signed an open letter in Le Monde, asking to redirect part of the energy and climate tax’s increase towards local communities and calling for a law for the decentralization of the energy (...)
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  Not just for techies: Blockchain - more power for cities or for big utilities?
13 March 2018 - 11:02, by David Donnerer | 303 visits
You remember having heard about bitcoin, right? It is this virtual currency which has stirred up financial markets and is rapidly conquering the energy sector. And blockchain is the technology behind Bit what? Block what? We don’t want you to remain puzzled about how this will impact local (...)
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  EU readies for the “money talk”: Quick overview of what the future could hold
8 March 2018 - 17:05, by Alix Bolle | 653 visits
By next May, the European Commission should put on the table a proposal for the next EU budget, the so-called “Multi-annual Financial Framework” to put it in EU jargon. Ahead of this important milestone, Energy Cities’ Board of Directors met with Isabelle Thomas, the European Parliament Member in charge of the (...)
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  Cities meet European decision makers to discuss EU’s future budget and energy policy
2 March 2018 - 12:56, by Alix Bolle | 874 visits
On the occasion of the EU Covenant of Mayors Ceremony held on Thursday 22nd of February in Brussels, European mayors and elected representatives from Energy Cities’ Board of Directors met with decision makers in charge of key policy developments.
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  Covenant of Mayors : A key instrument for the future EU budget
In its 10 year-existence, the European Covenant of Mayors has mobilised thousands of local governments to voluntarily implement and exceed EU climate and energy objectives. In order to further embed the initiative in EU policies, it has to become a key instrument for the future EU budget, write the local and regional leaders of the (...)
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  Interview: Is the energy transition still making the Franco-German heart leap?
12 February 2018 - 09:21, by Miriam Eisermann | 851 visits
In the past, France and Germany made very different political choices. Today, however, a convergence of their objectives is giving new life to the Franco-German engine, according to Mr Pascal Gauthier, Economic, Transport, Energy and Environment Adviser at the French Embassy in (...)
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  When the EIB is learning from cities: more EU money for local energy?
8 February 2018 - 11:19, by David Donnerer | 1469 visits
On Monday, the Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank (EIB) admitted for the first time city delegates to its annual meeting with civil society. All ears, the EIB Board of Directors was listening to and debating with the locally experienced such as Energy Cities’ president and Lord Mayor of Heidelberg, Eckart Würzner. The bank is (...)
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  An EU budget to make energy citizens a reality
5 February 2018 - 18:45, by David Donnerer | 990 visits
Where should the money go? Read Energy Cities and CEE Bankwatch network’s proposal on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post 2020.
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Events to come
Webinar - Consultancy activities for private housing retrofit ...
Tuesday 10 April 11:00-12:30

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue
From 17 to 18 April

Energy Cities Annual Conference
From 18 to 20 April

Webinar - Urban living labs
Wednesday 18 April 11:00-12:30

5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)
From 14 to 15 May

Decarb Cities Forum 2018
From 16 to 17 May

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