Floriane Cappelletti

70 posts on the Energy Cities Blog


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 | 969 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 | 965 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 | 1198 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 | 1021 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 | 1429 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 | 1349 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 | 1171 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 | 857 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 | 1509 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 | 929 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 | 1005 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 | 1102 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 | 1105 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 | 1977 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 | 876 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 | 1434 visits


Covenant of Mayors: A high-level ceremony to launch the 2nd phase of the initiative in the Eastern Partnership countries

The event was organised by the European Commission, the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development of the Republic of Armenia, the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) and the EU (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 14 November 2016 | 15h36 | 1372 visits


Porto: Fighting energy poverty through deep renovation of buildings

Rainha Dona Leonor is a neighbourhood of 150 multi-family dwellings built in 1953. The buildings, made up of concrete structure, brick walls and light weight slabs, had never been upgraded, which led to a profound state of degradation of the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 5 October 2016 | 16h25 | 1003 visits


In Barcelona, trees temper the Mediterranean city climate

Climate change projections include a rise in average temperature and a significant decrease in rainfall, with expected lasting droughts and intense heat waves. In response, Barcelona has committed to becoming a global model of a sustainable (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 28 September 2016 | 15h35 | 798 visits


progRESsHEAT webinars: Learn more on renewables in disctrict heating and cooling!

The project relies on the preparation of strategies for developing heating and cooling networks in six European pilot cities (Ansfelden - Austria, Heerten - Germany, Litomerice - Czech Republic, Helsingor - Denmark, Matosinhos - Portugal, Brasov (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 23 September 2016 | 09h53 | 974 visits


Pushing forward electro-mobility in Riga

Setting high standards for urban mobility The city of Riga aims at a high-quality mobility system with low air pollution. The main goals of Riga’s electro-mobility projects are to improve air quality, minimize the impact of transport on the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 19 September 2016 | 12h39 | 914 visits


EU Covenant of Mayors and Compact of Mayors launch largest global coalition of cities committed to fighting climate change

The world’s two primary city-led climate change and energy initiatives, the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, announced the formation of a new, first-of-its-kind global initiative of cities and local governments leading in the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 24 June 2016 | 11h11 | 1683 visits


Sit and connect: First solar bench installed in Litoměřice

Sustainable energy is one of the main development priorities for this Litoměřice. The solar bench is part of an integrated action plan for energy conservation and renewable energy. Its aim is to promote the use of solar energy in public spaces. (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 11 May 2016 | 14h21 | 1104 visits


#Bornova2016 - Remunicipalising energy services: why and how?

Paris, Naples, Berlin, Budapest… the list of European cities running their own water system is getting longer and longer. This may be a model for other services: how about energy, an equally precious natural resource and essential service? Who (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 6 May 2016 | 10h32 | 1178 visits


EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete invites mayors to join the new Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to make Europe “a sustainable low-carbon and climate-resilient society”

In the letter sent yesterday - Thursday 28 April 2016 - Commissioner Arias Cañete thanks the cities that have already been taking climate and energy actions through the Covenant of Mayors and Mayors Adapt, two major initiatives now merged under (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 29 April 2016 | 09h22 | 1085 visits


In Stuttgart, private home owners can enjoy 'care-free' energy renovation package

Despite municipal energy subsidies and technical assistance offered by the local energy info centre, the annual energy refurbishment rate of the residential sector in Stuttgart stagnates between 1 % and 2 %. The objective of the city is to raise (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 31 March 2016 | 12h11 | 1350 visits


Energy-renovation of houses : In Bordeaux Metropole, 85% of households fit requirements for a dedicated bank loan !

Private housing accounts for 80% of Bordeaux Metropole’s housing stock and thus has been made a priority of its buildings’ energy-retrofitting policy. The objective of Bordeaux Metropole (Bordeaux Urban Community) is to implement several financing (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 March 2016 | 12h15 | 1033 visits


Pamplona heading towards energy self-sufficiency

The City Council of Pamplona, committed to the Covenant of Mayors for several years already, believes that people and communities should have the right to control their energy future. Therefore, the Council is planning a range of ambitious (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 7 March 2016 | 11h27 | 797 visits


The Covenant of Mayors launches its "Capacity-sharing Corner"

The "Capacity-sharing Corner" is reserved for members of the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) Community (signatories, Coordinators, Supporters...) and composed of a resource library and discussion forums. All members of the CoMmunity can search, (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 2 March 2016 | 11h11 | 655 visits


Local energy transition: French & German Covenant Clubs have recommendations to make for their governments!

In this declaration, the Covenant Clubs make recommendations to their national governments, in a view to accelerate the local energy transition. Their recommendations are articulated around four main axes. 1) Providing further support to the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 4 February 2016 | 12h17 | 1313 visits


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Wednesday 18 April 11:00-12:30

5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)
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