First Information Event held in Harthof, Munich

Munich, Germany is to become climate-neutral by 2035. An ambitious goal that various projects and initiatives are currently working on in the state capital. At the forefront is the ASCEND project aiming to create a first energy-positive neighbourhood in the Harthof district by 2027.

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Takeaways from the "Business Models and Financing for PCEDs" Webinar
On 5 December 2023, ASCEND and NEUTRALPATH project co-organised a webinar titled “Business Models and Financing for PCEDs”. The webinar served as a platform for various projects to discuss challenges, share experiences and explore innovative solutions - as there is no “one-fit-all” business model for a successful Positive Clean Energy District.
ASCEND X NEUTRALPATH Joint Webinar: Business Models and Financing for PCEDs

On 5 December 2023, from 10:30 - 12:00 CET, ASCEND will be hosting a webinar together with NEUTRALPATH project.

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Towards a Renewable Energy Community in Porto

The schools of ASCEND’s Positive Clean Energy District in Porto, Portugal, are already producing renewable energy from photovoltaic solar panels.

Recent Activities by the Municipality of Alba Iulia
Recently, the Municipality of Alba Iulia presented the objectives of the ASCEND project at three different events, with a strong emphasis on the importance of energetically positive neighbourhoods for the green and sustainable development of cities.
Successful attendance at Smart City Expo World Congress 2023

November brought a highlight as ASCEND proudly participated in the joint EC representation at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona from 7 to 9 November.

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ASCEND at Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona
ASCEND is set to join about 30 EC Initiatives on Climate-Neutral & Smart Cities at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona on 7- 9 November 2023.
Lyon launches local council "Partenariat d’Innovations Confluence"
On 14 September more than 70 people gathered at Lyon Confluence to embark on an exciting journey of innovation.
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Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Conference

In Brussels, we have just reached the end of the "Mission in Progress", the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Conference that brought together all NetZeroCitiesEU partners to achieve climate-neutral cities by 2030.

Visit of Águas do Porto

A glance at the facilities of Águas do Porto, EM, that we discovered during our ASCEND workshop last week

Águas do Porto is the municipal water utility company of Porto, Portugal.