Energie-Cités is a thematic network specialising in energy whose action falls into
line with an overall integrated approach to urban issues. It is an association
of European municipalities whose various projects and actions involve some 200
municipalities including about 100 members drawn from 20 European countries.
For several years Energie-Cités has been working
closely with the different European institutions, the Members-States and others
institutions such as the International Energy Agency.
Energie-Cités objectives are :
- to reinforce
the role and powers of municipalities in the energy sphere, and in particular
in the sphere of energy efficiency, renewable energy and protection of the
- to organise
debate on aspects of the EU's energy policy in the
field of energy, environment and urban policy and to voice the opinions of
local authorities ;
- to develop
municipal initiatives through the exchange of experience, the transfer of
know-how and the organisation of shared projects.
Energie-Cités scope :
- subjects :
urban questions in relation to a sustainable energy policy in a context of
liberalisation of energy markets : Local Agenda 21, air quality, pollution and
greenhouse gas prevention, wiser use of natural resources, decentralised energy
production and distribution, town planning, renewable energy sources, urban
mobility, waste management, local energy management agencies.
- territory :
the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Central and Eastern Europe (Energie-Cités networks exist in Poland and Romania) ;
co-operation with countries south of the Mediterranean, Canada (Quebec) and
Brazil (the Brazilian Network of the Efficient Municipalities in the field of
The head office of Energie-Cités is located in
Besançon, France (see above).
The association has also an office in Brussels (Belgium) :
29, rue Paul Emile Janson
B - 1050 Bruxelles
Tel : + 32 2 544 09 21
Fax : + 32 2 544 15 81
E-mail : email@example.com
information, see Energie-Cités's
web site : http://www.energie-cites.org.