News for topic Energy

Six UBC cities scoop European City Facility funding

Published: 31 October 2022
EUCF wants to bridge the gap between cities, local authorities, and sustainable energy investments by providing targeted funding for turning overarching plans and strategies into investment concepts. In the first three calls six UBC cities have received the grant.
Topics: Energy

Save energy in your city NOW!

Published: 28 October 2022
Cities in the Baltic Sea Region are taking emergency measures for energy savings and increasing energy efficiency in the light of the enduring energy crisis and the starting winter.

The fourth EUCF round for energy investments opens in June!

Published: 19 May 2022
The fourth call for applications will be open from 9 June to 30 September 2022. More detailed information about the EUCF can be found on the initiative’s website.

The annual CDP report for 2021 is finally here

Published: 1 April 2022
The report of 2021 looks into another successful year of UBC-CDP cooperation, as we follow the paths of 21 UBC member cities to climate goals 2030.

Energy positive Student Village in Turku

Published: 7 December 2021
City of Turku is well on its path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2029. Last year, the city became the Lighthouse city in the project RESPONSE, where it implements a complex set of activities including the development of Positive Energy Districts.

Taurage: STEAM education for renewable energy

Published: 7 December 2021
Tauragė is leading the renewable energy transition by example. STEAM center was opened in Tauragė, hosting a lab specializing in renewable energy and contributing to the regional efforts to advance in renewable energy technologies.
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Greifswald was honored with the European Energy Award (eea)

Published: 3 December 2021
In August 2021, Greifswald received the European Energy Award - a quality certificate for the sustainability of the energy and climate protection policies of municipalities.
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Future trends in sustainable energy production

Published: 3 December 2021
First, Erik Tellgren, vice president of Växjö Energi AB, shared Växjö’s ambitious efforts to reach climate neutrality by 2030 and eventually, climate positivity. Located in the middle of Southern Sweden, Växjö is known for its wooden buildings as the city is surrounded by forest. Because of this, bioenergy makes up a large part of the city’s energy production and the company Växjö Energi itself is already completely fossil free.
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Ready, set, apply — The third EUCF round is here

Published: 12 October 2021
The European City Facility initiative allows cities to access the grant of €60,000 to develop an investment concept - an initial step towards a fully-fledged business and financial plan. The third call for applications will be open until 17 December 2021!

EUCF’s second call for proposals is announced — get ready to apply!

Published: 8 March 2021
In the second EUCF round an even larger number of cities and municipalities will be selected to benefit from tailor-made support and access the grant of €60,000 to develop an investment concept - an initial step towards a fully-fledged business and financial plan. The call for applications will be open from 29 March to 31 May.

Valmiera – a new member of Sustainable Cities Commission

Published: 10 February 2021
Valmiera – the evergreen city

Växjö a frontrunner towards climate neutrality

Published: 10 February 2021
By striving for excellence, Växjö has succeeded to build an international reputation for its environmental performance, starting with the BBC recognizing Växjö as the Greenest City in Europe in a broadcast in 2007. This led to a substantial international interest with hundreds of international visitor groups and report stories in international press.