Blogs

Lead, share, inspire at your Energy Day!

Show how you lead the way in renewables or energy efficiency. Share ideas for cleaner energy and inspire others to move to sustainable energy. Organise your Energy Day before the end of June.

Three questions to Theresa Griffin

Theresa Griffin is an MEP for the North West of England, the Labour Party’s European Spokesperson on energy, and a member of the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE). She represents very innovative cities, such as Liverpool and Manchester, and also regions including Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire, which have received EU investment for energy projects.

The 2017 Energy Union tour so far

The European Commission’s Vice President for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, is on a tour of European cities to support the transition to sustainable energy. Find out more about his visits to date and where he plans to visit next.

THREE QUESTIONS TO SPARKNEWS

EUSEW partner Sparknews explains why they are supporting the transition to sustainable energy, and how they are contributing to EUSEW 2017.

Why is sustainable energy important for you?

At Sparknews, we consider access to sustainable energy to be one of the greatest 21st century challenges facing humanity.

Sustainable energy provides at least five key benefits: it is clean, renewable and safe. What is more, it creates jobs and provides energy access to a large proportion of the world's population who up until now have not been connected.

Solutions, solutions, solutions

A contribution to EUSEW blogs by Dr Bertrand Piccard, initiator, chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse.

For as long as I can remember, climate change and environmental degradation have been framed as a problem to be confronted. It was depressing, then it was boring, and now many of us are just numb to it, even though it impacts upon the lives of millions of vulnerable people. But lately, I feel we have turned a corner.

THREE QUESTIONS TO MORTEN HELVEG PETERSEN

A Member of the European Parliament in the ALDE group and Vice Chair of the Industry, Research and Energy committee, Morten Helveg Petersen is founding chair of Energy Solutions, a network of industry representatives and Members of the European Parliament. Participants discuss and develop policy options across positions and parties for meeting the EU 2030 energy and climate goals to realise the European Energy Union. This is his second year as Ambassador for EUSEW.

How has the sustainable energy landscape changed since EUSEW 2016?

Interoperability for an Internet of Energy: high-level meeting

A one-day conference organised by DG ENERGY and DG CONNECT explored how to advance communication and data-exchange interoperability for the energy transition. Watch the discussion online.

Interoperability is one of the most pressing needs in developing a clean, secure, sustainable energy system for the Energy Union. On 11 May 2017, DG ENERGY and DG CONNECT held a one-day high-level meeting to explore how the Internet of Things can become an Internet of Energy.

Three questions to Monique Goyens

As Director General of BEUC, Monique Goyens represents 43 independent national consumer associations from 31 European countries in Brussels. This means having a strong consumer voice at the heart of EU policy-making, ensuring that consumer interests are given weight in policy development and raising the visibility and effectiveness of the consumer movement. This is her second year as an Ambassador for EUSEW.

How has the sustainable energy landscape changed since EUSEW 2016?

Voting open for EUSEW Citizens’ Award

This is your chance to help choose one of the winners for the 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Awards. Find out about the finalists’ outstanding innovations in renewables or energy efficiency on their dedicated page on the EUSEW website and vote for your favourite. You could put it in the running for this year’s Citizens’ Award!

Energy Efficiency data hub: discover energy-saving innovations

Are you looking for information on EU-funded projects on energy efficiency? The Energy Efficiency data hub, set up by the Commission's Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), has all the necessary information.