Archivo de categorías para "ENERGY CITIES"

Economy: turn the line into a circle

“The circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended.” This is

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Baden Württemberg set on achieving its heating and cooling decarbonisation

… And this is what the German region of Baden-Württemberg is determined to do! The Länder recently required all its cities of more than 20 000 inhabitants to develop a vision for their CO2-neutral heat supply 2050. Heat planning

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Climate district Waldsee

Our German member Freiburg recently launched a pilot project to involve the inhabitants, schools and organisations of the district of Waldsee in the fight against climate change. Involving people in climate protection is important for the Municipality – citizen

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Collective self-consumption to fight energy poverty

The Italian municipality of Scandiano (25,663 inhabitants) will soon host the first collective self-consumption community in the Emilia Romagna Region. Launched and coordinated by the non-profit consortium ART-ER (the Region is among the funders together with the Italian company

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European City Facility opens second call with even more resources for cities

After the huge enthusiasm created by the 1st call for projects, that received over 250 applications, the European City Facility (EUCF), led by Energy Cities, just opened the second call for proposals with increased resources! In this second round

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The infinite energy …of human beings

No, I am not going to write about this fateful anniversary, this cursed year (or not), nothing, not a word about the pandemic. This newsletter is dedicated to community energy in all meanings of the term, the energy that

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Helsinki Energy Challenge outcomes: an artificial island, salt and a HIVE will help decarbonise heating

The city of Helsinki organised an international projects competition to find future-proof solutions to heat the city and meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2035. Helsinki heat is today produced mainly with coal (53%) and natural gas

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The heated debate on hydrogen in our cities

In last week’s Decarb City Pipes 2050 webinar, Lisa Fischer, Programme Leader atE3G discussed with cities the role that hydrogen can play in the decarbonisation of cities. Hydrogen* is often presented as a quick fix to get rid of

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Almada keeps track of its 2050 climate targets

The Portuguese city, which is looked after by its giant Cristo Rei statue, has one big target in mind since the COP15 in Paris: to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. Back then in 2015, the city had

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Balkans go solar

The Western Balkans are a wonderful patchwork of cultures and the countries in the zone do each have their specific socio-economic context. While countries like Croatia are part of the EU and therefore bound to the Clean Energy package

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