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Wednesday 17 April 2019

Innovating financing : 5 handbooks to help cities improve energy performance
By Béatrice Karas | 334 visits
The PROSPECT H2020 learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The programme builds upon successful financing schemes implemented in cities and regions in the European Union.
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Monday 15 April 2019

Policy brief: "Duty of care"
By Claire Roumet | 123 visits
By Claire Roumet
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Friday 12 April 2019

Remunicipalisation: yes you can!
By Sara Giovannini | 368 visits
Inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe, an increasing number of local authorities are expanding their role, not just by acting as planners but by operating their own companies and driving the local energy transition. Why is this trend happening? And how can a city set up its own company to supply electricity, gas, heating and cooling? The participants at our remunicipalisation workshop in Ettlingen (Germany) tried to answer these questions.
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Friday 5 April 2019

Do you want to divest from fossil fuels ? This publication will help you!
By Béatrice Karas | 350 visits
The guidebook contains a collection of case studies, best practices and tools that can help local governments align their spending and investments with the Paris Agreement objective of limiting global warming well below 2°C, by fully integrating energy and climate issues into their budgetary and financial planning.
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Thursday 4 April 2019

Frankfurt: A web platform to support citizens in condominium energy renovation throughout Germany
By Floriane Cappelletti | 329 visits
The German city of Frankfurt am Main recently launched an online platform for the renovation of condominiums as part of the Interreg-NWE ACE-Retrofitting project.
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lundi 1er avril 2019

Come and join your peers in Heidelberg at our Annual Conference 2019 !
By Tatjana Veith | 410 visits
Upon invitation of the Mayor of Heidelberg and our president, Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Energy Cities’ annual conference will take place in Heidelberg from 22 to 23 May 2019, as an integral part of the International Conference on Climate Action ICCA 2019.
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Monday 1 April 2019

Greta Thunberg appointed environmental spokesperson for the Trump administration
By Raphaël Chatelet | 508 visits
Stroke of genius? Or a change of scene in the politico-ecological sphere?
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Friday 29 March 2019

Do bankers wear capes? 3 ways the EIB can help save Europe
By David Donnerer | 471 visits
Avoiding catastrophic climate change demands three things: technology, political will and financing. We have the technology, we're working on the political will (Hi Germany!) and that just leaves the money. Crucially, it's not just about where we invest - but also, where we choose NOT to invest. So as the EIB launches a public consultation on their spending priorities, here are three ways they can make themselves the heroes we need to tackle climate change in Europe.
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Tuesday 26 March 2019

The cities of Krizevci (HR), Vienna (AT) and Valencia (ES) join the Energy Cities’ network!
By Sara Giovannini | 464 visits
The Energy Cities community has recently welcomed some new members. We are very happy and proud to have Krizevci, Vienna and Valencia among us! These 3 European cities will enjoy the exchange of experience and opportunities Energy Cities provides, but they also have a lot of knowledge to offer when it comes to energy and climate actions!
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Monday 25 March 2019

What’s new for HeatNet pilot sites?
By Julien Joubert | 478 visits
On 14th and 15th March HeatNet NWE partners met in Plymouth, UK. What an opportunity to give you an overview of the progress of the pilot projects!
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jeudi 21 mars 2019

Spain is reforming its Energy and Climate Policy. A ray of hope ?
By Miriam Eisermann | 468 visits
It’s been eight months that a new government in Spain is positioning the country to become one of Europe’s renewable energy leaders. Since then, former environmental activist Teresa Ribera in charge of the newly created Ministry for Ecological Transition has made strong moves. Fernando Ferrando from the Spanish NGO Fundacion Renovables gives an insight into the most recent legislative pieces that could bring change to the Spanish energy system. He suggests that the national plans are good, but not yet good enough.
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Tuesday 19 March 2019

Germany creates a climate cabinet
By Tatjana Veith | 393 visits
Is climate now a top political priority or is the government coalition prioritising its internal climate?
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Monday 18 March 2019

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation
By Béatrice Karas | 455 visits
Since 2014, the mayor of Grenoble and his team have been working on transforming the city into a true “transition city”, in the most democratic way possible. Grenoble works as an urban laboratory and is implementing a slew of initiatives related to democratic transition.
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Tuesday 12 March 2019

Climate change is everyone’s business!
By Sara Giovannini | 697 visits
Climate change is not news…we have known since the ‘80s and our governments have been discussing it for a very long time. But despite the Kyoto protocol in the ’90s and the Paris Agreement in 2015, countries have been not doing enough to protect our health and the planet’s.
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vendredi 8 mars 2019

Policy brief : Make the EU Greta’gain
By Claire Roumet | 504 visits
Claire Roumet, executive director of Energy Cities
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Thursday 7 March 2019

The city of Bottrop is transitioning from a coal and steel city into an innovation hub
By Tatjana Veith | 536 visits
LESSONS LEARNT December 21st, 2018, Bottrop, Germany: An era comes to an end, with the extraction of the last piece of coal from the Prosper coal mine – active for more than 150 years and one of Germany´s last hard coal mine.
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jeudi 28 février 2019

EU elections manifesto
By Adrian Hiel | 3837 visits
Our demands to future EU leaders - out now !
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Tuesday 26 February 2019

GET INVOLVED! What is your role in advancing the energy transition ?
By Tatjana Veith | 553 visits
REN 21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st century, will publish the first-ever renewables in cities global status report during Energy Cities annual conference at the 2019 ICCA. In order to showcase the recent developments of renewable energy in cities and the role played by local authorities in advancing the energy transition, we need your help.
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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Solar panel rental: Lorient offers an innovative financing model
By Béatrice Karas | 580 visits
The City of Lorient and Oncimé have achieved great success with a ground-breaking solar panel rental system.
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Friday 22 February 2019

2018 Activities Report is out now
By Adrian Hiel | 505 visits
2018 will go down as a foundational year in delivering a local energy transition. Here at Energy Cities we’ve been working to strengthen the role of cities and their skills in the field of sustainable energy, representing cities’ interests at the EU level and promoting the incredible and inspiring expertise of our member cities.
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