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Floriane Cappelletti

76 posts on the Energy Cities Blog

 
 

Support a fair energy transition by sharing your city’s experience

Municipalities are centers of innovative ideas and practices that can lead to a fair, clean and democratic energy future. The mPOWER project offers to support and connect cities and towns through its city-to-city learning programme. Strategic (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 October 2018 | 09h43 | 184 visits
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Covenant Cities in the Spotlight: And the winners are... [drum roll]

Small-sized (<10,000 inhabitants) Monsano, Italy See Monsano’s Covenant of Mayors profile Medium-sized (10,000- 250,000 inhabitants) Sønderborg, Denmark Curious about what they do? > Sønderborg’s Covenant of Mayors profile (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 11 October 2018 | 15h53 | 294 visits
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Tampere cuts energy costs in buildings by 50%

The event, organised by Tampere Energy Agency, attracted 200 people willing to see what had been achieved during the renovation works. The limited liability housing company Pohjolankatu 18-20, known as BEST 7, managed to reach 55 % of energy (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 25 September 2018 | 16h45 | 714 visits
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Copenhagenize your streets, Paris-ize your buildings, Ghent-ize citizen participation!

Anyone who already visited Copenhagen would have been amazed by the local bicycle culture. The Danish capital city has been such a frontrunner in the field that the word "Copenhagenisation" was quickly adopted to describe the promotion of the (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 19 September 2018 | 14h40 | 611 visits
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The Energy Cities network welcomes 30 Greek cities!

"Sustainable City" is a civil, non-profit organisation which provides technical support to their members (30 Greek municipalities and one from Cyprus), enabling them to prepare and submit proposals to European programmes such as Horizon 2020 or (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 17 August 2018 | 15h57 | 705 visits
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The Covenant of Mayors - Europe is launching the Cities in the Spotlight awards

Being a "Covenant City in the Spotlight" is a great opportunity to showcase the progress made and become a reference example for the whole Covenant Community and beyond. The Covenant Cities in the Spotlight call is open to all Covenant of (...)

By Floriane Cappelletti, on 25 July 2018 | 12h02 | 710 visits
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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 | 1097 visits
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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 | 1278 visits
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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 | 1341 visits
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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 | 1155 visits
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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 | 1562 visits
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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 | 1528 visits
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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 | 1526 visits
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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 | 994 visits
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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 | 1672 visits
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#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 | 1054 visits
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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 | 1139 visits
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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 | 1228 visits
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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 | 1484 visits
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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 | 2294 visits
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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 | 1038 visits
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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 | 1678 visits
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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 | 1526 visits
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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 | 1128 visits
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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 | 915 visits
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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 | 1094 visits
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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 | 1026 visits
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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 | 1851 visits
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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 | 1248 visits
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#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 | 1331 visits
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