Floriane Cappelletti

84 posts on the Energy Cities Blog


National Energy and Climate Plans fail to acknowledge cities' leading role in the European energy transition

The draft versions of EU Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) were to be submitted by the end of 2018. Yesterday, 18 June, the European Commission submitted a review of the plans. EU officials expressed their concern about the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 19 June 2019 | 09h48 | 274 visits
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By Aurélien Sailler, on 19 June 2019 | 09h48 | 274 visits


The 210 mayors' letter - EU leaders Sefcovic and Arias Canete praise cities' "impressive" action for the energy transition

Never before had so many mayors representing so many people (over 62 million EU citizens) been unified in their demands. Net-zero is a transformative goal and requires commitment from as many stakeholders as possible. As the elected officials (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 14 June 2019 | 15h36 | 541 visits


Heidelberg 2019 was great, see you in 2020 in Heerlen!

Energy Cities organised several workshops, as well as a Mayors’ Session. We would like to thank the participants for their contributions, ideas and visions and share with you a few of the many messages delivered. We know that cities lie at the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 5 June 2019 | 15h49 | 439 visits


Frankfurt: A web platform to support citizens in condominium energy renovation throughout Germany

The platform is strongly inspired by the successful collaborative web tool CoachCopro developed by the Paris Climate Agency in 2005. Complex decision-making process, legislation, lack of technical and financial advice, confusing market offers (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 4 April 2019 | 15h57 | 733 visits


A district of Pamplona reduces citizens' energy bills by €560/year

Thanks to an energy renovation programme targeting residential buildings in deprived neighbourhoods, Navarra Region has reduced households’ energy consumption by 70% compared to 2014 levels. In the Txantrea disctrict of Pamplona, the renovations (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 6 February 2019 | 10h30 | 670 visits


230 million, 233,000, 23%... 2018 key figures of the Covenant of Mayors in Europe!

Supported by the Covenant of Mayors Office with capacity-building events and materials, tailored information, international visibility, the Covenant of Mayors Community has been acheiving great results. 2018 was full of challenges, and (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 11 January 2019 | 16h07 | 747 visits


Personalised service to boost energy retrofits in private housing: a UK best practice

Through the RefrofitWorks intiative, they coordinate the work of suppliers (SMEs) and advocates such as social workers or associations to facilitate customer outreach and guide the clients in their renovaiton works. SMEs can take part in (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 30 November 2018 | 17h09 | 1046 visits


Financing home retrofits - How to set up all-in-one energy efficiency service packages

"One-stop-shops" to boost energy retrofitting Energies Demain defines a one-stop-shop as "a business or office where multiple services are provided so as to offer customers all they need in just one stop". Partners in the INNOVATE European (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 27 November 2018 | 15h10 | 863 visits


Support a fair energy transition by sharing your city’s experience

Municipalities are centers of innovative ideas and practices that can lead to a fair, clean and democratic energy future. The mPOWER project offers to support and connect cities and towns through its city-to-city learning programme. Strategic (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 October 2018 | 09h43 | 855 visits


Covenant Cities in the Spotlight: And the winners are... [drum roll]

Small-sized (<10,000 inhabitants) Monsano, Italy See Monsano’s Covenant of Mayors profile Medium-sized (10,000- 250,000 inhabitants) Sønderborg, Denmark Curious about what they do? > Sønderborg’s Covenant of Mayors profile (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 11 October 2018 | 15h53 | 989 visits


Tampere cuts energy costs in buildings by 50%

The event, organised by Tampere Energy Agency, attracted 200 people willing to see what had been achieved during the renovation works. The limited liability housing company Pohjolankatu 18-20, known as BEST 7, managed to reach 55 % of energy (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 25 September 2018 | 16h45 | 951 visits


Copenhagenize your streets, Paris-ize your buildings, Ghent-ize citizen participation!

Anyone who already visited Copenhagen would have been amazed by the local bicycle culture. The Danish capital city has been such a frontrunner in the field that the word "Copenhagenisation" was quickly adopted to describe the promotion of the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 19 September 2018 | 14h40 | 733 visits


The Energy Cities network welcomes 30 Greek cities!

"Sustainable City" is a civil, non-profit organisation which provides technical support to their members (30 Greek municipalities and one from Cyprus), enabling them to prepare and submit proposals to European programmes such as Horizon 2020 or (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 August 2018 | 15h57 | 798 visits


The Covenant of Mayors - Europe is launching the Cities in the Spotlight awards

Being a "Covenant City in the Spotlight" is a great opportunity to showcase the progress made and become a reference example for the whole Covenant Community and beyond. The Covenant Cities in the Spotlight call is open to all Covenant of (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 25 July 2018 | 12h02 | 853 visits


Financing local climate & energy actions: Get inspired by Covenant cities and regions!

Covenant of Mayors cities have all committed to developing Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans, for 2020 and/or 2030. In order to ensure their successful implementation despite strained public budgets, they are finding ways to mobilise (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 22 January 2018 | 09h29 | 1186 visits


What future for district heating in Eastern European countries? Possible anwsers with the case of Brasov, Romania

In a case study, progRESsHEAT project partners analyse possible future scenarios for the city of Brasov, Romania. Like in many other cities in Eastern Europe, a district heating system exists in the city, however it is facing severe challenges (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 January 2018 | 09h08 | 1649 visits


Registration for the 2018 Covenant of Mayors Ceremony is open!

All committed cities and members of the Covenant Community are invited to get together for the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum & Ceremony on 21-22 February 2018 to take stock of the results achieved, discuss joint challenges such as (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 9 January 2018 | 17h36 | 1472 visits


progRESsHEAT Final dissemination webinars: How to accelerate the deployment of renewables in heating & cooling systems?

The project is now coming to an end, and the team wishes to share and discuss the results through a series of 4 webinars, each focusing on some specific aspects of heating and cooling analysis and planning at local and national level. The (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 10 November 2017 | 10h56 | 1230 visits


Save the date for the 2018 EU Covenant of Mayors Ceremony and Investment Forum!

The EU is modernizing its energy, climate and transport legislation to better serve its citizens and deliver on its commitment under the Paris Climate Agreement. This will require active local participation to succeed while offering cities and (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 8 November 2017 | 16h01 | 1652 visits


Lisbon : City administration and citizens working together to improve life in sensible urban areas

The starting point for developing this strategy was the acknowledgement that Lisbon, as most cities and towns in the world, was suffering from fractures due to social, urban or environmental issues. The municipality started with identifying the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 26 September 2017 | 17h54 | 1646 visits


Apply to the European Commission's international city-to-city cooperation programme!

The programme aims to foster links between EU cities (in particular those with more than 50,000 inhabitants) and those in Latin America and the Caribbean, India, Japan, North America, and Asia. Through the programme, local leaders will be able (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 14 September 2017 | 17h30 | 1879 visits


Electric car sharing scheme is coming to Christchurch

“An electric car sharing scheme is an exciting initiative for our city,” says Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel. “The fleet will deliver improved environmental and health outcomes and we are proud to be the first city in New Zealand, and one of the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 13 September 2017 | 12h05 | 1081 visits


Energy Efficiency Watch: Learn more about the progress of energy efficiency policies in the 28 EU member states

Energy Cities organised a series of webinars as part of the Energy Efficiency Watch (EEW3) to present the outcomes of the project. The project has been accompanying the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) since 2006. In its (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 7 July 2017 | 16h56 | 1808 visits


#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 | 1150 visits


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 | 1217 visits


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 | 1304 visits


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 | 1696 visits


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 | 2443 visits


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 | 1138 visits


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 | 1841 visits


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