This report, released by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe, shows that EU billions intended to revamp the carbon-intensive, inefficient energy systems of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are being misspent. In nine CEE countries only 7 per cent of the 178 billion euros in European Regional Development and Cohesion Funds will be invested into renewables, energy efficiency and SMART grids. At the same time the integration of climate considerations into all plans and projects – as required under EU law – remains superficial.
Post date: 29 Jan 2016
Identify and test innovative solutions for sustainable urban development
Post date: 5 Jan 2016
Post date: 10 Nov 2015
This report by Energy Cities illustrates numerous socio-economic aspects of the energy transition, and confirms its local economic benefits providing facts and figures. The report offers objective evidence of economic results, as well as a better understanding of economic analysis methods, in order to provide local and regional authorities with the tools needed to demonstrate the benefits for all local players. More specifically, the report includes the following topics:
Post date: 16 Sep 2015
The European Commission has agreed on a package of measures designed to ensure that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is up and running in early autumn to mobilise €315 billion worth of investments over the coming years.
Post date: 26 Aug 2015
The Energy System Transition Through Stakeholder Activation, Education and Skills Development (ENTRUST) project of the European Union explores the human factor in energy systems through an integrated, mixed methods approach, focusing on practice and behavioral aspects.
Post date: 16 Jun 2015
In October 2014, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) launched the “Energy in buildings and districts” - “Energie in Gebäuden und Quartieren” research network with the aim to strengthen the systemic approach to energy research and thus support the energy transition in the building sector as well as create a transparent interface between research, practice and policy.
Post date: 20 Apr 2015
Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities in energy transition and is committed to sustainable energy policies and active in sharing their experience and know-how with their members.
From 2013 to 2015, Energy Cities is under the Presidency of the City of Heidelberg (DE) with a Board of Directors of 11 European cities.
Post date: 14 Mar 2014
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