- TALKING ENERGY
- VIEW FROM THE NETWORKING VILLAGE
- EUSEW 2019 AMBASSADORS
- AWARD WINNERS 2019
- HAPPENING TODAY #ENERGYDAYS
EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the annual flagship event organised by the European Commission, brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. In 2019, activities are focused around the theme ‘Shaping Europe’s Energy Future’. Now in its 14th year, EUSEW is bigger and livelier than ever with over 90 policy sessions, more than 4,000 registered participants, 380 speakers and 100+ unique networking opportunities.
Day 1 @EUSEW highlights included a high-level opening session featuring European Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, a lively debate between the EUSEW Ambassadors on how to accelerate the energy transition, and the prestigious EU Sustainable Energy Awards which recognise Europe’s most ambitious and innovative sustainable energy projects.
Coming up: Day 2 @EUSEW
Please arrive at the venue no later than 30 minutes before the start of the session! Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Badges can only be picked up at the Charlemagne and Residence Palace buildings. If you are attending a session in the Berlaymont building, please collect your badge first.
Take part in a unique session on energy efficiency in buildings Policy meets property: a combined prospective on energy efficiency in buildings (16.00 - 17.30, now taking place in the Berlaymont building, Walter Hallstein room), bringing together high-level decision makers from the building sector and policy makers, with speakers including European Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete and Günther Oettinger.
Join us at the Energy Lab to watch 8 presenters pitch their projects to a panel of clean energy experts.
Participate in an interactive workshop on investing in the energy transition Investment framework for energy transition of Solani (12.30, Salle Passage, Residence Palace) where you can play the role of an energy stakeholder and help decide which projects receive part of a €12 billion funding pot.
View from the Networking Village
EUSEW 2019 ambassadors
Standing ovation for departing Dominique Ristori @ristori20 @Energy4Europe at the #EUSEW19 thanking him for his inspiring leadership over #CleanEnergyEU legislative package and #EnergyTransition. Thank you Dominique on the behalf of #DecarbEurope and partners @euenergyweek pic.twitter.com/v7yVZJiVPT— DecarbEurope (@DecarbEurope) June 18, 2019
Very proud that my country #Portugal has won the EU Sustainable Energy Awards in the Youth category “Schools paving the way to low-carbon economy“ #IST #ClimACT #EUSEW19 #LowCarbonEconomy https://t.co/IGEAXK4tZB pic.twitter.com/d6nHQlsSCh— Nuno Nascimento (@Nuno_Nascimento) June 18, 2019
Don't miss the #draw4climate exhibition during #EUSEW19 https://t.co/Dj0ZAs7HxG— ENTSO-E (@ENTSO_E) June 18, 2019
@ENTSO_E hosted the #draw4climate event with the aim to raise awareness of children about the challenges that our Earth is facing. Watch the video of the event https://t.co/IvekJXevdz pic.twitter.com/LFLWNzBl40
Award Winners 2019
Four innovative sustainable energy projects from France, Portugal and Spain won this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Awards. The Awards acknowledge the crucial role of the private and public sector, NGOs, national and local authorities in working towards a climate-neutral Europe. The winning projects were recognised in 4 categories – Engagement, Leadership, Innovation and Youth – in addition to the 2019 Citizens’ Award which was decided by voters across Europe. An extra prize was awarded this year to an Eastern Partnership country – Georgia.
Today we focus on ClimACT, Portugal, winners of the youth category. ClimACT is a project based in Lisbon working with students at almost 40 schools in Portugal, Spain, France and Gibraltar. The project empowers 14,000 students, 2,000 parents and 1,000 teachers by giving them the practical and strategic planning knowledge they need to make their schools energy efficient and get onboard the energy transition.
Happening today #energydays
Taking place across Europe, #EnergyDays are a wide range of creative activities and events that promote the green energy transition.
Košice, Slovakia – Can we be energy smart?
Energy efficiency is a key part of achieving Europe’s vision for a carbon-free economy by 2050, but how can people and organisations implement practical solutions that will help them save energy? In Košice, workshops took place to spread awareness and boost knowledge on smart ways to save energy.
Toruń, Poland - Financing sustainable energy projects
In Toruń, the Regional Development Agency held a key meeting on financing the sustainable energy transition. During the conference, the participants, including representatives from the heating and cooling sector, learnt which sources of financing for innovation and investments in sustainable energy are available to them.