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mardi 27 octobre 2015

City of Lorient getting the European Energy Award Label at the first attempt
By Blandine Pidoux | 887 visits
The National Awarding Committee unanimously recognised the merit of the city of Lorient’s application, which testifies to the dynamism that the city has long shown in addressing essential energy issues.
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Friday 16 October 2015

New Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: EU Institutions strengthen alliance with cities
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1006 visits
Hundreds of city representatives flocked to the European Parliament yesterday 15 October for the 2015 Covenant Ceremony launching the New Integrated Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, less than two months ahead of the COP21 international summit in Paris.
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Monday 12 October 2015

Energy Cities’ photo contest: Discover Brussels’ new urban artwork!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 2165 visits
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Energy Cities organised a photo contest in the beginning of the year. Brussels (Belgium), Heerlen (the Netherlands) and Bistrita (Romania) were awarded for their creative, energetic pictures!
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Thursday 8 October 2015

The new EU Energy Market Design: how local authorities could get better access
By Miriam Eisermann | 1014 visits
Today closes the EU Commission's Consultation on the new Energy Market Design. See the main points of Energy Cities' response.
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Monday 5 October 2015

EU after-summer policy wrap-up
By Miriam Eisermann | 1023 visits
What are the crunch issues of the current and future EU Agenda for cities committed to the energy transition? Read this editorial by Claire Roumet, Executive Director of Energy Cities, to know what our network believes are the key topics of the moment.
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lundi 5 octobre 2015

Energy Cities creates a permanent working group on sustainable mobility
By Blandine Pidoux | 1230 visits
Starting with 6 of our member cities, this thematic working group will allow us to explore challenging issues and find best mobility solutions for European local authorities. It is being created in the framework of a "Europe for Citizen" project.
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Monday 21 September 2015

EU Smart Cities Agenda should push for an energy transition with cities and their citizens at the core
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1774 visits
The European Parliament's Resolution on the Urban Dimension of EU Policies adopted by the plenary on the 9 September constitutes a push for an energy transition with cities and their citizens at the core. It takes up key positions in Energy Cities’ position paper on the Commission’s Smart Cities Agenda.
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Thursday 10 September 2015

Covenant of Mayors Ceremony 2015: Registration is open!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1260 visits
Registration to the Joint Covenant of Mayors & Mayors Adapt Ceremony is now open.
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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Launch of the largest ever consultation on the future of the Covenant of Mayors
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1270 visits
The Covenant of Mayors initiative, launched in 2008, was born intrinsically linked to the European Union’s 2020 climate and energy package.
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Wednesday 8 July 2015

Unlocking investments in cities: Review of ELENA-EIB projects in Barcelona, Bristol, Malmö, Paris and Brussels-Capital Region
By Floriane Cappelletti | 2511 visits
Energy Cities published a review of the projects undertaken in the cities of Paris, Malmö (in association with Lund and Helsingborg), Barcelona, Bristol and Brussels-Capital that received support under the ELENA-EIB facility.
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Monday 6 July 2015

Germany championing “civic energy”
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 1104 visits
More than 1,000 energy cooperatives created
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Friday 3 July 2015

Non-state players’ message to COP21 negotiators: Empowering sub-national governments and divesting from fossil fuels
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1477 visits
Gathered in Lyon on the occasion of the World Summit Climate & Territories for two days (1-2 July), hundreds of non-state players debated climate mitigation issues and strongly stated their common will to take on the challenge of limiting global warming below 2°C.
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Friday 26 June 2015

Urban freight distribution: SMILE information guide gathers energy-efficient best practices
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1373 visits
Urban freight transport plays a key role towards the economic vitality of the cities. Goods transport and delivery are fundamental elements of economic activity that is increasingly dependent on the regional business network producing increased pollutant emissions and greenhouse gas effects.
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Tuesday 23 June 2015

Financing sustainable energy: Finding your way
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 1138 visits
Cities often find it challenging to find their way through the complex maze of EU funding streams, programmes and mechanisms. Two new tools should help.
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Friday 19 June 2015

Energy Cities’ 25th anniversary : City of Brussels rewarded for its energetic... team!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 574 visits
The city of Brussels was officially handed out the 1st prize of 'My city, my team, my energy' photo contest yesterday (Thursday 18 June 2015) on the occasion of an after-work cocktail celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Energy Cities network.
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Thursday 18 June 2015

Energy transition, a true vitamin cocktail for the local economy!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1460 visits
In its study “Economic impact of the energy transition at local level”, Energy Cities identified mechanisms through which energy transition measures stimulate the local economy.
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Tuesday 16 June 2015

#EUSEW2015 - Come and meet Energy Cities!
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1073 visits
From 15 to 19 June, you can participate in events organised in Brussels and all over Europe in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week. Energy Cities has organised workshops and will take part in several others where we will be glad to meet you!
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Thursday 11 June 2015

Epernay and Ettlingen: A successful TANDEM for the local energy transition
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1125 visits
The twinning arrangement between the French city of Epernay and the German city of Ettlingen was initiated in 1953. It is the second oldest city-twinning agreement between France and Germany.
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Wednesday 10 June 2015

#COP21 - European mayors’ message to Paris negotiators
By Floriane Cappelletti | 1002 visits
In the latest issue of Energy Cities INFO magazine, the mayors of Figueres (Spain), Växjö (Sweden) and Milton Keynes (UK) express their expectations as regards the UN Climate Summit (COP21) to be held in Paris next December.
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Monday 8 June 2015

Adrian Joyce wishes a Happy Birthday to Energy Cities, "an Innovative, Communicative and Provocative" partner!
By Frédéric Boyer | 964 visits
I have known and worked with Energy Cities for over a decade and I stand impressed by its approach to encouraging cities to be front runners in the needed energy transition in the EU.
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