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Call for cities: Cities Energy Saving Sprint to reduce energy use

On 19 May the Cities Energy Saving Sprint was launched. The initiative that encourages cities to take measures that will immediately reduce their energy consumption. The so-called "sprint" will last for four months and reach its finale during the European Sustainable Energy Week in September 2022. With the help of the Cities Energy Saving Toolkit and a variety of dedicated webinars, cities get inspiration for simple and quick measures that they can take to prepare for the coming winter. Interested cities can join the campaign by registering their interest.

The campaign is a joint effort of the European Commission, the European Committee of the Regions the Covenant of Mayors – Europe. As a close partner to the Committee of the Regions and driving force behind the Covenant of Mayors, Climate Alliance is supporting this campaign, which comes at a time when the need to speed up the energy transition and reduce the EU’s dependence on fossil fuel imports has become even more urgent. Cities and regions are an important partner to reduce energy consumption.

Further inspiration for concrete measures to save energy in the short, medium and long term for the building sector in particular can be found on the Passipedia database under the heading “Efficiency NOW!”. The easily implementable efficiency and sufficiency measures outlined here, curated by the Passive House Institute, are a useful resource for anyone serious about reducing their gas and oil consumption.

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