EUSEW Secretariat's blog

Smart Islands: Story of an Island Microgrid

An underwater cable carries electric power from the diesel generators of Kos to its neighbouring island of Tilos. However, this interconnector might soon be exporting energy from Tilos. As it shifts away from traditional fossil fuel reliance by harnessing the power of the wind and sun, the remote Greek island produced enough renewable energy in September 2017 - all fruit of a three-year European research project.

Get ready to cast your vote!

12 finalists are ready and waiting for your vote. Who is going to be this year’s Citizens’ Award winner? It is all up to you…

The EU Sustainable Energy Awards are a major feature of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, organised annually by the European Commission (Directorate General for Energy and EASME).

Your decisions – getting involved in the energy market

From switching energy supplier to installing solar panels on the roof and becoming a member of a wind power cooperative, today’s consumers have many more ways to take control of their energy use and generation compared to a few decades ago. But are they aware of the full range of options?

Making the switch to a sustainable energy lifestyle

EUSEW18 registration open now!

The 13th edition of the Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week will open its doors to participants on 5-7 June in Brussels. Registration is now open for anyone interested in energy policy and networking opportunities.

The topic for this year is 'Lead the Clean Energy Transition', with over 60 policy sessions hosted by the European Commission and energy stakeholders. Next to the Conference, participants have the chance to visit the Networking Village.

EUSEW Networking Village: call extended to help you expand your network!

There is still a chance to secure a place at this year’s Networking Village. With thousands of participants coming together in Brussels over the Week, you have until 16 April to submit your proposal to engage with a bevy of energy stakeholders, innovative project holders and inspiring influencers.

Here’s how you can expand your network:

Main elements of EUSEW 2018 launched!

The working week has barely started, but our Week dedicated to energy efficiency and renewables is already in full swing! Today marks another year and another edition of EUSEW when we have the pleasure of thanking you for your active participation in the calls for Policy Conference sessions and the EU Sustainable Energy Awards. Thank you to all the applicants!

Results will be published at the end of March. Until then, we invite you to explore our other activities, and as always, help spread the word!

EUSEW18 extends beyond the week - Energy Days hosted in May and June!

EU Sustainable Energy Week has been raising awareness on the importance of renewables and efficient energy use in Europe for 12 editions already. Despite its name, the EU Sustainable Energy Week extends beyond the week itself (this year on 4-8 June). The tagline for the 13th edition “lead the clean energy transition” hopes to encourage even more sustainable energy related activities throughout Europe.

Applications for EUSEW awards & sessions have just been extended!

Good news! You can still apply for your chance to win an award at this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) or submit a proposal for the coveted Conference! Applications for both are now open, and the deadline has been extended until 5 March 2018. Apply for an Award or nominate innovative projects that have caught your eye in one of these 4 categories: ‘Consumers’, ‘Public Sector’, ‘Businesses’, and ‘Young Energy Leaders’.