Energy Cities, Local authorities in energy transition.
Energy Cities is the european association of local authorities in energy transition. The association created in 1990 represents now more than 1,000 towns and cities in 30 countries.
Cities meet Members of European Parliament to discuss contribution to key ene...
by Alix Bolle
23 Jun 2017 at 7:06am
Yesterday, in the margins of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, 5 elected city representatives held an exchange of views with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the role local authorities should play in the various energy legislative proposals that have been tabled by the European Commission as part of the Clean Energy Package.
Hosted by MEP Claude Turmes, who recently released his draft report on the proposal for a regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union, the event's agenda (...)
Energy Cities launches pan-European study on remunicipalisation and local ene...
by Alix Bolle
22 Jun 2017 at 1:00am
How can cities and communities reclaim control over local energy systems ? What are the challenges and success factors for creating a local energy company ? What are the links between devolution and remunicipalisation moves, community energy and participative governance ? To answer these and many other questions around the rise of local energy ownership across Europe, Energy Cities has commissioned a comprehensive scoping study which will be launched officially today during the EU (...)
How Bristol took back control of its energy
by Béatrice Alcaraz
20 Jun 2017 at 3:30am
The City of Bristol in England is known for being a breeding ground for local and community initiatives in favour of an ecological transition, which earned it the title of ?European Green Capital? in 2015.
Not only has the city council set ambitious energy transition objectives ? reducing energy use by 30% and CO2 emissions by 40% between 2005 and 2020 - but the first results are extremely encouraging, with a 20% drop in energy use and an 18% decrease in CO2 emissions recorded in 2013. (...)
#EUSEW17 starts today, Come and meet us !
by Floriane Cappelletti
19 Jun 2017 at 3:11am
The EUSEW Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances. 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 (...)
Inventive measures and tools to accelerate cities' energy transition: Lisbon ...
by Béatrice Alcaraz
15 Jun 2017 at 7:32am
Cities keep their course!
Cities from all across the world are busy outlining roadmaps and masterplans defining the kind of energy transition they are keen to deliver: 100% renewable or climate neutral by 2050.
But 2050 is now! Lisbon's 2050 roadmap
Lisbon, together with seven other European cities, (Barcelona, Copenhagen & Malmö, Istanbul, Lisbon, Litomerice, Milan & Turin, Rostock & Zagreb) designed local 2050 ?post-carbon? roadmaps in the framework of the EU-funded POCACITO (...)
#maketheplanetgreatagain through mobilising ALL stakeholders
by Claire Roumet
12 Jun 2017 at 1:16am
This is how it is.
The United States, the world's second largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, has announced its withdrawal from the first multilateral agreement on climate change signed by 195 countries. An agreement that reminds us of our shared responsibility and commits each country to imagining its OWN path towards ensuring a ?liveable? planet.
By signing the Paris Agreement, the least developed States abandoned their claims for a fair share-out of this responsibility - a (...)
Mr Trump, cities won't change their course! #makeourplanetgreatagain
by Miriam Eisermann
2 Jun 2017 at 12:20am
What cast a cloud since the last US Presidential elections, has become real yesterday evening: Donald Trump officially announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Energy Cities President Eckart Würzner, the Mayor of the German city of Heidelberg reacted with disappointment, but not discouragement.
He said: "It is immeasurably disappointing and incomprehensible that the United States wishes to withdraw from this urgently required treaty. I deem it important that the (...)
Carine Dartiguepeyrou: Accelerating the future
by Béatrice Alcaraz
29 May 2017 at 6:57am
Carine Dartiguepeyrou, a political scientist and foresight specialist, helps private and public institutions change their paradigms and come up with their visions of the future. Her latest book is entitled ?Le futur est déjà là? (The future is already here). She also made a speech at Energy Cities' Stuttgart conference entitled ?What future for the ecological transition in an accelerating world??.
We are living in an era of rapidity and instantaneity. What is the impact of this acceleration on (...)
Learn more about the Renewable Energy Horizon Prizes
by Oana-Mihaela Mihalache
18 May 2017 at 3:42am
The European DG of Research and Innovation (RTD) is organizing on 22 of June, during the Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels, a conference to present and give more information about two prizes using EU funding for innovative approaches to integrate solar energy into historical buildings and for using renewable energy in hospitals.
The event is addressed to organizations that are already preparing their application but also for those who will be interested and would like to know more about (...)
Horizon 2020 and Smart Cities: Our recommendations for the work-programme 201...
by David Donnerer
17 May 2017 at 2:16am
The EU Horizon 2020 programme and the Smart Cities & Communities initiative have been two important funding instruments for local energy and climate action in the past years. As the EU Commission is preparing its work-programme for the funding period 2018-2020, Energy Cities provides key recommendations to enable Horizon 2020 and Smart Cities & Communities to better support local and regional authorities in their energy transition.
The mid-term review of the EU's Multi-Annual (...)