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Energy Union Governance: The 3 musts for a new collaborative planning regime


Climate Alliance, CEMR, Energy-Cities, Eurocities, FEDARENE, ICLEI –  issue statement on governance of the EU Energy Union Cities and regions call on decision-makers to include subnational governments in the design of national energy and climate policies Six major local and regional authorities networks –  have…

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Letter to the member of the EU Parliament on the Energy Efficiency Directive Implementation and…


The current accounting treatment for public energy efficiency investments, recently outlined by Eurostat (07/08/15), established a major burden to the necessary roll-out of energy performance contracting, which is important to mobilise the required level of investments to reach the EU 2020 target on energy efficiency.…

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Policy Recommendations on improving Energy Data Sharing for Effective Energy Planning at Sub-National Levels


The document summarizes policy recommendations for EU and National Policy Makers on Improving the Access and Collection of Energy Data for sustainable energy planning by sub-national public authorities. The recommendations are based on the outcomes of roundtable discussions held at EU and regional levels within…

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FEDARENE response to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Consultation


This response below is based on consultation with FEDARENE members.   Download the response  

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FEDARENE Position Paper – Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance of Buildings Directives Revisions


This position paper is based on consultation with the members of FEDARENE and is in response to the proposals of revision of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance of Buildings Directives, presented by the European Commission on November 30th 2016. Read the Position Paper

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Policy Recommendations on “Innovative Financing Schemes in Local and Regional Energy Efficiency Policies”


  Policy recommendations on “Innovative Financing Schemes in Local and Regional Energy Efficiency Policies”    

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Brochure on “Innovative Financing Schemes in Local and Regional Energy Efficiency Policies”


A need to clearly identify and better understand the barriers to energy efficiency investments is essential for public authorities at regional and local levels in order to access the untapped potential of energy savings. While innovative financing schemes might offer solutions to overcome some of…

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Joint Declaration by 6 European networks: local and regional action towards Energy Security


Brussels, 24 June 2014 Joint Press Release « Local actions are key to European energy security”. This is the title of a joint declaration co-signed by the 6 major EU networks of local and regional authorities, which have pledged to undertake five strategic sets of…

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Joint Declaration by 6 European networks: local and regional action in the 2030 Energy-Climate Framework


Exerpt The European Union is debating on the post-2020 framework for climate and energy policies. Currently a world leader with its “20-20-20 targets”, Europe must keep its aspirations up. An ambitious 2030 framework is not only necessary for meeting the European Council commitment to reducing…

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Position paper on the Green Paper “A 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies”


Download the Position paper on the Green Paper “A 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies” In English In French

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