Women in Energy driving change and progress


The COVID-19 crisis has had a huge financial impact on EU countries and recovery measures are urgently needed to respond to this unprecedented situation. Central to ensuring that this recovery is sustainable, inclusive and fair, is the European Green Deal which aims to establish Europe as the first climate-neutral continent. In no sector is this transition more critical than in the energy sector, as energy production and use account for more than 75 % of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Renovation Wave: the immediate and powerful recovery button at the fingertips of EU policymakers


Contributing to the blog this week is Bertrand Deprez & Céline Carré, members of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE), EUSEW 2020 Partner.

There is one clear reboot button at the fingertips of European policy-makers, the label underneath carries the tag ‘Renovation Wave’. Rather than causing a re-start, bringing back an older configuration, pressing this button would put Europe on a new path to sustainable growth, with its citizens at the heart.

Smart and the city: energy efficiency and sector integration for #CarbonNeutralEU


Contributing to the blog this week is Julie Kjestrup, Board Member at the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE), EUSEW 2020 Partner.

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the urgency of a Green Deal framework that delivers, to ensure that we do not go back to where we were but forward to where we want to be: to a sustainable society, protecting our climate and creating future-proof jobs and growth.

Clean energy to power Europe’s green recovery


In early 2020 the COVID-19 crisis emerged with devastating effects, including a huge financial impact on EU countries. To respond to this unprecedented situation, the European Commission is working on recovery measures that are consistent with the European Green Deal. This ‘green recovery’ will bring more and smarter investment to get European economies working again in a sustainable way, and ensure people’s livelihoods are preserved, with the aim of delivering a modern, clean and healthy economy.

Sector integration, energy efficiency first and heat pumps - an outlook for a sustainable energy system


Contributing to the blog this week is Thomas Nowak, EHPA’s Secretary General in Brussels, EUSEW 2020 Digital Ambassador.

Europe aims to become the first carbon neutral continent in the world in order to limit global warming to less than 1.5°C. This means reducing 4 481 Mt of CO2 emissions in 2017 to net zero in 2050.

Vote for your favourite #EUSEW2020 finalist!

Every year, the EU Sustainable Energy Week highlights the year’s top sustainable energy projects, contributing to Europe’s clean energy future, through the EUSEW Awards competition.

It is time to get to know the nine finalists of the EUSEW Awards who will compete for the Citizens’ Award. Watch the teasers of each finalist, get to know what their projects are all about and submit your vote. This way to the finalists!