- 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 2 @EUSEW
With the policy conference in full-swing, high-level decision makers including European Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete and Günther Oettinger took part in a stimulating session on energy efficiency in buildings. Further thought-provoking sessions of the day included opportunities in the digitalisation of the energy sector, financing smarter buildings, empowering consumers and turning them into energy producers, and gender equality in the energy transition.
Coming up: Day 3 @EUSEW
On the final day of the EUSEW Policy Conference don’t miss the closing session chaired by Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission, featuring Julien Guerrier, Director of Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union and Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament.
Be sure not to miss the second appointment with the Energy Lab to watch 8 presenters pitch their projects to a panel of clean energy experts (11.00, Residence Palace). While, at a side event, speakers will debate the hot topic of digital security in the energy sector (17.30-19.30 CEPS, Place du Congrès 1, Brussels).
Please remember to 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.
View from the Networking Village
EUSEW 2019 ambassadors
#EUSEW19: New street lighting in over 30 towns in #Serbia is helping the country become more #sustainable by cutting 1m tonnes #CO2 per year! This is the equivalent of more than a year’s worth of #car emissions in #Montenegro. W/@Ener_Community @EUICBG @EU_near#EBRDgreen pic.twitter.com/zF8xrfH94b— The EBRD (@EBRD) June 19, 2019
Ready steady and soon go for the Energy Talk #EUSEW19 @euenergyweek Anja from #Carinthia presents one out of 42 #SmartCities in our initiative @klimafonds @bmvit_infothek @JPIUrbanEurope @SdZukunft Coming soon in Residence Palace, 2 pm pic.twitter.com/F71jfusXzW— Theresia Vogel (@theresiavogel) June 19, 2019
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 E=0 and Transition Zero: Create a mass market for net zero energy buildings retrofitting, winners of the Innovation category. E=0 is a project based in Paris with an innovative scheme to upgrade energy efficiency in social housing.
A village in Spain, Avià, also won the EUSEW awards in the Leadership and Citizens’ Award categories for its innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency plans which have seen it meet 2030 climate targets in the space of just 3 years.
Happening today #energydays
Taking place across Europe, #EnergyDays are a wide range of creative activities and events that promote the clean energy transition.
Sabadell, Spain – waste-water treatment plant open day
Visitors to the RIS3CAT Energy Community project took part in a guided tour of the water treatment plant and learnt about its innovative strategies for converting waste from water into biogas.
Brussels, Belgium – financing home renovation in regions across Europe
Renovating homes was the topic of the EuroPACE conference. Focusing on the public sector, participants showcased best practices and shared expertise on how to roll-out effective home renovation schemes and provide access to both affordable financing and customer-focused technical assistance.
Lappeenranta, Finland – Visions for 100% renewable energy
At the University of Technology (LUT) in Finland, researchers, company representatives and policy makers took part in international workshops on topics including visions for a 100% renewable energy future, and how to produce ammonia (widely used in fertilisers for agriculture) without fossil fuels.