Emergency energy saving measures by cities, for cities

The new toolkit of the Cities Energy Saving Sprint is out!
Read it to explore energy saving measures your city can take and learn more about what local authorities across Europe have already been doing.

What is the Cities Energy Saving Sprint?

The Cities Energy Saving Sprint is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the Covenant of Mayors – Europe and the European Committee of the Regions to support cities in taking measures that will immediately reduce their energy consumption.

As part of the REPowerEU plan, increasing energy savings is key to prepare for the winter. The factsheet: Supporting cities to save energy to the Commission’s Save Gas for a Safe Winter recognises the crucial role that cities play in reducing energy consumption whilst supporting their community in facing the current energy crisis.

The Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office continues supporting local and regional authorities in their efforts to undertake emergency saving measures by providing, among others, opportunities to exchange and share experiences, to collect good practices and energy saving advice, and to liaise with partners and initiatives.

How can cities save energy in the short run?

Saving energy has been an integral part of mid-term and long-term local climate and energy planning. The current energy crisis requires that these efforts are reinforced, while calling for emergency energy saving measures.

Examples of emergency energy saving measures in the areas of heating, lighting, mobility, communication, are:

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Readjusting indoor temperatures of public buildingsImproving public lightingIncentivising the use of public transport and soft mobilityDisseminating energy saving advice

Visit the Repository. Learn about the energy saving measures that cities across Europe are taking.

Use the Toolbox Read a synthesis of energy saving tips on heating, lighting, mobility, awareness-raising, etc.