Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/ en The Greek capital city joins the Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=626 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=626 2015-03-04 10:33:58 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/626_1280px-Athens6_tango7174.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The city of Athens is now part of the +6,000 signatory community, bringing the number of EU capitals committed to the Covenant of Mayors to 26 (out of 28). Vitali Klitschko: from the ring to the Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=622 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=622 2015-02-27 15:15:20 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/622_Klitschko+small.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Mayor of Kiev since May 2014, former boxing champion, Vitali Klitschko aims to turn the capital of Ukraine into a modern European city. With Ukraine at the centre of a gas dispute between the European Union and Russia, the mayor makes it clear that cities must reduce their energy dependence and become greener, not only through technology but also through governance innovation and cooperation with fellow Covenant of Mayors cities. Before becoming mayor, Vitali Klitschko took an active role in the Euromaidan 2014 demonstrations, calling for more European integration. Watch the video here. EEFIG report identifies ways to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=625 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=625 2015-02-26 17:51:13 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/625_shutterstock_68523535.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Today, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) co-convened by the European Commission and UNEP Finance Initiative launched its final report on the occasion of the Heating and Cooling Conference. Improving street lighting energy efficiency: Guidance for municipalities and ESCOs http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=624 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=624 2015-02-20 12:29:05 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/624_StreetLighing.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Street lighting can account for up to 30-50% of the total electricity consumption of municipalities. The recent market introduction of LED technology for street lighting offers high savings with comparatively short pay-back times Chamonix (France): What's the plan for the Alpine Town of the Year 2015? http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=623 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=623 2015-02-18 17:31:04 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/623_39a1c378-25c3-43bd-825d-5789a20aa698.jpeg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The small city of Chamonix, France, was nominated "Alpine Town of the Year 2015", by the way becoming a member of the Alpine Town of the Year Association. Covenant of Mayors Community – Welcome to Academia! http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=621 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=621 2015-02-16 17:10:41 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/621_lightbulb.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Willing to make the academic sector a part of the community, the Covenant of Mayors Office has created an Academia corner on the website, with the aim to bring students, researchers and scientists closer to the signatory cities and to better share research results. Using the Covenant of Mayors “to its full potential”: From developing a plan to monitoring cities’ actions http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=620 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=620 2015-02-13 16:59:47 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/620_Sans+titre.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > In his opening address at the Energy Union conference (held on 6 February in Riga, Latvia), Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete expressed the European Commission’s wish to use the Covenant of Mayors "to its full potential". Practitioners discuss future Covenant benchmarking concept http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=619 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=619 2015-02-12 10:11:59 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/619_15859086174_8f34783514_m.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > On 3 February 2015, a group of practitioners from Covenant signatory cities, coordinating and supporting structures, energy agencies and universities, gathered in Brussels to share experiences and provide insights on the topic of benchmarking local energy sustainability. Cities' role in Energy Union comes into focus with EU Energy Policy deemed "local success but systemic failure" http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=618 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=618 2015-02-10 14:19:48 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/618_shutterstock_55780216.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > At the Energy Union Conference last week in Riga, the IEA chief Maria van der Hoeven described the EU energy policy as “local success but systemic failure”, a conclusion echoed by Latvia’s Economics Minister and host of the event Ms Dana Reizniece-Ozola. Heat Pump City of the Year Awards - Why not a Covenant signatory to succeed Danish city of Viborg? http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=617 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=617 2015-02-09 14:20:13 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/617_60bd9c7055.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Last year, the Danish city of Viborg was nominated Heat Pump City of the Year for the Energicentralen project. In 2015, it could be a Covenant signatory city!