At the Open Days – European Week for Regions and Cities, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu will hand over RegioStars Awards 2015 to the best regional projects.
The engagement of citizens in energy efficiency projects could be a substantial part of the energy transition.
Old street lighting systems can account for 30-50% of municipalities’ total electricity consumption.
The recent report ‘Zon zoekt gemeente’ of the Dutch NGO Natuur & Milieu compares the installed solar capacity in all Dutch cities and towns. The result is a scoreboard of leaders and laggards and a range of conclusions on what is successful local policy.
14 October 2015, 14:30-17:00
KBC Building, Avenue du Port/Havenlaan 2
A new public consultation has just opened on the EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Open until 31 October 2015, this consultation offers you the chance to give feedback on EU rules designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings.
The NPA programme Monitoring Committee has decided that the 3rd Call for project applications is open for proposals; specifically for the "Energy community" addressing the following:
We would like to invite you to join the first meeting of the Investor
Confidence Project (ICP) Europe Technical Forum on Tuesday 30th June
at 14:00 CET.
A pan-European helpdesk to support regions and cities in the regulation and integration in cities of shallow geothermal energy systems has been launched as part of the activities of the project REGEOCITIES supported under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme of the European Commission.
More than 300 participants attended a recent SUMP conference in Bucharest, indicating that the SUMP concept is gaining traction in EU member states. The next edition will be hosted by Bremen in early 2016.
With 2.8 tonnes CO2 per person annually, Copenhagen’s carbon emissions measured per capita is now one of the lowest among the European capitals.
The European Commission has published the progress report on 2020 renewable energy targets, showing that the EU is on track to meet its 20% renewable energy targets. With a projected share of 15.3% of renewable energy in 2014 in the gross final energy consumption, the EU and the vast majority of Member States are advancing well: 25 Member States are expected to meet their 2013/2014 national targets.
‘Energy transition and energy democracy – it can only happen at the local level,’ says Marie Donnelly, Director, New and Renewable Sources of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Innovation at the European Commission’s DG Energy. Ms Donnelly is joined by European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, Claude Turmes, Paolo Bertoldi and others at a key EUSEW event on 17 June at the Charlemagne: European cities driving the energy transition. Book your place now!
This conference will bring together local experts, politicians, industry representatives and researchers from three EU-funded projects, CELSIUS, STRATEGO and RESCUE, to discuss the potential of efficient district heating and cooling (DHC) solutions and to address the problems of fuel poverty, CO2 emissions and security of supply.
The Heat Under Your Feet is an initiative launched in May 2015 within the framework of the ReGeoCities project to disseminate information and awareness about geothermal heat pumps in Europe and to promote their use. Learn more about the campaign.
fi-compass Multi-Region Assistance (MRA) will provide EU funding to cooperation projects of at least two managing authorities from different EU Member States which aim at assessing the possible use of ESIF financial instruments in specific thematic areas of common interest. A first call for project proposals will be published soon.
Is urban regeneration a necessity? asks architect Miguel Ángel García.