Awards nominees 2015

EUSEW Awards: energy, passion and innovation on display!

The Awards Secretariat has received a vast collection of innovative projects – a total of 373 eligible entries – to compete in the 10th edition of the EUSEW Awards. This record total is a testament to the growing significance of the competition on the European sustainable energy calendar.

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their fascinating projects for consideration by our Technical Advisory Committee who are experts in various sustainable energy areas (see Awards eligibility and assessment criteria).

Nine projects – three in each of the three Award categories – have been shortlisted and duly informed of the next steps.

Shortlisted nominees and winners benefit from increased visibility among stakeholders, the press and general public.

The competition winners are selected by a high-level jury and their names announced on Tuesday, 16 June 2015, during an Awards Ceremony in Brussels.

A sneak peek at the finalists of the 2015 EUSEW (in no set order)

More power to the consumer!
By putting the customer in control of the energy mix and promoting community-based generation, a UK co-operative has established a model for citizen-centred energy supply.

A sustainable solution to financing renewable energy
An innovative financing scheme has helped bring sunshine to households and renewable energy businesses right across Poland.

A lesson in energy efficiency
A local Catalan project has shown that through the intelligent use of energy, schools can unlock capital for educational purposes.

How to efficiently save energy and improve housing
Retrofitting residential buildings can achieve huge energy savings… if only the work wasn’t so complex and expensive. A new approach from France might provide a solution.

Energy efficiency in the palm of your hand
Looking for the most energy efficient fridge? Simple – just download the ecoGator app and point your smartphone at the EU energy label!

Trust a village to achieve real change!
A Dutch village is forging a path towards energy neutrality by 2050 through a self-sustaining and locally-focused renewable energy fund.

Switching on the sun can benefit local communities
A cross-border training project has shown how isolated rural communities can embrace sustainable energy and boost their local economies at the same time.

Achieving real energy savings from a virtual power plant
Clever measures can save immense amounts of energy… enough to offset the production of a large power station, according to one ambitious Hungarian project.

School kids ride a green wave
A city in northern Italy has made cycling to school a safe, enjoyable communal experience, keeping kids fit and cutting out unnecessary car journeys.

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