EUSEW Secretariat's blog

EUSEW 2019 - what a week!

More than

3200 participants,

90 policy sessions,

100 networking events,

and hundreds of organisations, projects and initiatives.

– Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019

We hope that you have been able to take away valuable insights from the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. We have been reliving the moments from EUSEW 2019 and invite you to do the same:

The cyber physical grid for the energy transition

To manage a fast-evolving power system 24/7 and keep the lights on, European transmission system operators (TSOs) invest in digitisation. However, today, the digitisation imperative is even bigger as TSOs are to find answers to a variety of new challenges such as an increased amount of variable generation, sector coupling, power and transport connected through e-mobility, increasing electrification in particular of transport, heating and cooling, as well as the rise of the internet of energy things.

Shaping Europe's energy future: energy efficiency in the heating sector

As the European Union is currently discussing its path towards decarbonisation, the essential role of boosting energy efficiency to achieve potential goals for carbon and climate neutrality is unequivocal. In the recently published long-term decarbonisation strategy - a ‘A Clean Planet for All’ - energy efficiency is featured prominently in all eight scenarios outlined by the EU executive, and is specified as the first of seven building blocks identified in the communication.

Renewable energy crucial for a climate-neutral Europe

With its sparkling solar panels and majestic wind turbines, renewable energy is the visually striking symbol of the sustainable energy transition – and Europe is a world leader in its development. Back in 2008, EU countries agreed to an ambitious target of 20% renewable energy in the overall energy mix by 2020, giving the sector the EU-wide political impetus to soar.

Energy policies as the bridge between “consumers” and “citizens”

The energy consumer will be a catalyst towards a decentralized and decarbonized energy system as stipulated in the European Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans communication. He/she will be able to change energy supplier, monitor and adapt consumption pattern, and produce energy.

The future is together: let’s join our forces to finance building renovation!

In an increasingly complex, but inter-connected society that faces the great challenge of achieving a fair and effective energy transition as part of our fight against climate change, joining forces is more important than ever. And this is the case in all policy areas including in our efforts to identify where the financing will come from.