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25 March 2020

Tips to save energy while working from home

Throughout 2019, 31 local authorities spanning eight countries (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia and Spain) participated in a year-long energy saving competition. This competition, and the Compete4SECAP project team who organised and facilitated it, include partners...

18 March 2020

New guidance available on how to increase acceptance of wind energy

Wind power plays a crucial role in the energy transition. However, it has also become the subject of heated debates throughout Europe. A newly published handbook provides support to stakeholders interested in ensuring that wind energy is beneficial for all.  There is a perception that only ext...

25 February 2020

New webinar series launches on social innovation in energy transitions

The transformation to low-carbon energy systems is often associated with technological innovation. But such a transition is not all about technology. Energy transitions profoundly influence our society and the ways it is organised. All actors and institutions – from corporate energy suppliers...

7 February 2020

ICLEI partners on World Hydrogen Congress

The World Hydrogen Congress is set to take place 24-25 March in Paris (France). The event, which ICLEI is a partner to, is the annual meeting place for senior decision makers right across the hydrogen production and distribution value chain. Consisting of a mixture of keynote speeches, panel discu...

6 February 2020

Register now for #Mannheim2020 to take local transformation forward

ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim are thrilled to share that registration is now open for the upcoming Mannheim2020 conference, which marks the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. By now, we know that the world faces major environmental, economic and social...

17 January 2020

Genk's decades-long experience with just transition

For several decades now, ICLEI Member Genk (Belgium) has been transitioning away from its legacy as a major coal mining area. The city and the larger Limburg region (within which Genk is located) have found that transition is about much more than just energy. Rather, it has been a long and comprehen...

17 January 2020

ICLEI projects team up to promote innovative sustainable energy planning

Every year, the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place showcases successful projects working on financing climate adaptation, energy efficiency, clean mobility and energy planning, as well as initiatives working across Europe to facilitate a market for cli...

7 January 2020

Retrofitting district heating systems: contributing to long-term renovation strategies

Will district heating still be relevant in a Europe made up of all low- and zero-energy buildings? How can the retrofitting of district heating systems contribute to achieving zero-emission building stock in the EU by 2050? The renovation of buildings and retrofitting of district heating systems sho...

17 December 2019

"Municipalities for Sustainability": innovation in municipalities of all sizes

It is sometimes asserted that big cities are the front-runners in innovation, and that only they have enough capacity and budget to take on new initiatives. Extended urban environments can be seen as the places where culture leads to innovation. Although this is true, it is often smaller municipalit...