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Barcelona Energy Agency
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«L'energia, reptes i perspectives de futur de les energies renovables a les ciutats»
Barcelona, 13 d’abril 2004, Ajuntament de Barcelona
Speech by Hermann Scheer
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ICLEI Case Study - Barcelona City Council's Plan for Energy Improvement
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News on the Barcelona Solar Ordinance 2005
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Barcelona City Solar Programme
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Cities in the age of climate change and fossil fuel depletion.
© P.Droege
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Project Global Campus: The power of universities in the age of global warming
© P.Droege
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Opportunities for industry and business
© P.Droege
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Renewable energy for China's towns
© P.Droege
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Cities and the culture of sustainability

© H.Girardet
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