Claude Turmes (from Luxembourg) has been a Green Member of the European Parliament since 1999. He is the Green group’s coordinator on energy issues and a member of the parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
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Pokupsko municipality in Croatia won the 2016 Public Sector EU Sustainable Energy Award.
The municipality has led the way on sustainable energy in Croatia for over a decade — through energy-efficient street lighting, heat pumps in kindergartens and schools, photovoltaic installations and energy retrofitting of municipality buildings. It also has Croatia’s only communal biomass heating plant, which fuels a local district heating system.
The deadline is approaching for applications to lead a debate, host an activity or present your project at this year’s Networking Village. Send in your application soon!
During this year’s EU Green Week discover the potential for European environmental policy to create green jobs. Sign up for the Brussels conference or take part in partner events across Europe.
Alexander Duleba is the director of the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, an independent foreign-policy think tank based in Bratislava (Slovakia).
The Centre has organised an annual energy conference since 2007. Originally a national forum, this has evolved into the Central European Energy Conference (CEEC), which focuses on energy cooperation within this region. In 2016, CEEC also took place jointly with the SET Plan 2016 conference, as part of the official programme of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council.
Maroš Šefčovič is the Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union. Here, he explains why he has started a second Energy Union tour around Europe and how it ties in with EU Sustainable Energy Week.
What is the Energy Union tour? Could you also tell us about its origins and its impact from previous years?
It is extremely important that the debate around EU policies does not remain in Brussels ─ that it reaches the Member States, cities, civil society and citizens.
The Smart Islands Initiative is launching its manifesto to use smart solutions to improve life on islands and to support Europe’s transition to a sustainable energy system.
Miguel Arias Cañete is the European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action. Here, he explains why the Clean Energy for All Europeans package is important and why it is the theme of this year’s EUSEW Policy Conference.
What is the "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package and how does it promote the Energy Union?
The Green Brewery Göss won the 2016 Business and Ctizens’ EU Sustainable Energy Awards.
Driven by consumers’ demand for “green” beer, it is a pioneer in sustainable brewing. The brewery uses electricity from hydropower, biomass district heating, solar thermal energy and a newly-built beer grain fermentation plant. It aims to become the first major brewery in the world to produce beer using only renewable energy and reduce its fossil fuel CO2 emissions from the process to nearly zero.
You still have a chance until 10 March to propose a session for the policy conference or nominate a project for an EU Sustainable Energy Award.
Are you running late with your proposal for session at this year’s policy conference or for an EU Sustainable Energy Award? We’re extending the deadline until 10 March. That gives you an extra week to tell us about your brightest ideas in energy efficiency or renewables.