Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/ en REGISTER – EU Commission to host High Level Energy Security Conference on 9 October http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=591 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=591 2014-09-15 17:29:00 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/591_EESS+Ristori.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > >>Register here Local authorities play a crucial part in implementing sustainable energy policies across Europe. Their role in securing Europe’s Energy Security is increasingly coming to the forefront in the context of the developing Ukrainian crisis. It will be discussed and presented at the occasion of a high level conference that will be hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on 9 October starting at 14:00.  A "European Code of Conduct" to support local authorities in their Energy Performance Contracting http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=590 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=590 2014-09-11 16:52:50 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/590_logo.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a form of ‘creative financing’ which allows funding energy upgrades from cost reductions. This solution is more and more explored by Covenant Signatories to implement their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.  Ukrainian Covenant Clubs discuss energy security preventive measures before winter http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=589 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=589 2014-09-08 13:31:06 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/589_Lviv.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > In the current context, the most burning issue for cities in Ukraine is to find solutions to survive winter in the absence of Russian gas. Ukrainian Covenant municipalities are willing to debate and exchange with peers to find solutions to common problems. Unlocking Denmark’s solar energy potential: 1.59 million roofs suitable http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=588 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=588 2014-09-03 09:41:07 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/588_Capture-1.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > A German cooperative (Energiegesellschafter eG) has recently conducted a study on Denmark’s potential for producing solar energy: they have identified no less than 1.59 million suitable roofs.  Lithuanian Signatory city of Telšiai took up the European Cycling Challenge 2014 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=587 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=587 2014-08-28 10:14:04 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/587_IMG_1515+-+Copie.JPG" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Last May, the Lithuanian municipality of Telšiai district participated in the 3rd edition of the European Cycling Challenge. Organised by the city of Bologna and the local transport authority SMR, this urban cyclist team competition consists aims at promoting cycling as a sustainable and healthy mode of transport. Transport planning and CO2 reductions: Join the Covenant webinar on 10 September! http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=586 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=586 2014-08-26 18:14:09 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/586_Mobility.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP)  are two of the complementary strategic planning tools most commonly used to improve quality of life and promote energy efficiency in European cities. Multi-level governance in sustainable energy planning: COOPENERGY guidebook & best practices http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=585 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=585 2014-07-29 17:46:26 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/585_Sans+titre.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The COOPENERGY project seeks to improve synergies between regional and local governments by developing collaborative work processes and encouraging the delivery of joint initiatives, with an overall objective of reducing CO2 emissions. “Let’s have fun doing it!” - Mayor of Bristol’s Exclusive Interview with the Covenant of Mayors Office http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=584 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=584 2014-07-22 13:52:22 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/584_Capture-1.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > In this exclusive interview with the Covenant of Mayors Office, the Mayor of Bristol, 2015 European Green Capital City, shows that the energy transition is not only about fighting climate change, but first and foremost about “the immediate benefits it brings to people’s lives.” Province of Barcelona: CO2 emissions per inhabitant reduced by 24% in 7 years http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=583 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=583 2014-07-16 10:11:15 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/583_urban-co2-cuts_3_14512.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Study recently published by the Province of Barcelona indicates that energy consumption per inhabitant has reduced by 11% and CO2 emissions per inhabitant by 24% between 2005 and 2012. €400 million EIB-Belfius scheme to support sustainable smart cities in Belgium http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=582 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=582 2014-07-10 10:27:16 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/582_Capture-1.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Created thanks to an agreement between the European Investment Bank and the Belfius Bank, the 'Smart Cities & Sustainable Development' programme will support Belgian cities & towns in becoming sustainable and smart.