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Energy infrastructure boost for renewables

EU investment in high-voltage cable, energy storage and smart grid projects is set to improve consumer access to clean, renewable energy.

On 17 February 2017, EU Member States agreed on a European Commission proposal to fund 18 priority European electricity, grid and gas infrastructure projects to the tune of EUR 444 million. Amongst these are initiatives for high-voltage cable, energy storage and smart grids, which all make renewable power more reliable and widely available. These include:

Call open for EUSEW 2017 networking

Lead a debate, host a stand or present your project at this year’s Networking Village. A highlight is the SparkShow, a game-style pitching event before a panel of journalists.

Have you come up with a great idea on how to save energy or promote renewables? We want to hear from you at the 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Week Policy Conference.

EUSEW 2016 highlights

2100 participants, 9000 Award votes, 12 400 Tweets potentially reaching 18 million accounts, 270 000 page-views… A pat on the back to everyone who helped to make the EUSEW 2016 Policy Conference and activities such a big success!

Another EUSEW Policy Conference is over, and participants are setting out with new ideas, connections and motivation to build Europe’s sustainable energy future and empower energy consumers. Tweets, photos, news and events continue to come in, as the conference momentum and EUSEW Energy Days carry on throughout June.

EUSEW 2016 tombola has a winner!

Maria Cristina Sanz of Green ID is the lucky entrant in the #Power2Consumers draw. She wins a chance to try the latest in zero-emission motoring.

To enter the competition, Ms Sanz answered the question “What’s your wish for a sustainable future” at the 2016 EU Sustainable Energy Week Policy Conference and had her photo taken by its media partner REVOLVE. Her prize is a day’s use of a Toyota Mirai, an electric car powered by hydrogen and a fuel cell stack.

EUSEW Awards 2016: Why Europe is an innovation epicentre for sustainable energy

On 14 June, the winners of the EUSEW annual Awards for innovative energy projects were announced during an Awards Ceremony in Brussels.

“This is the highlight of the Week because it showcases the best that Europe has to offer in sustainable and renewable energy and we’ve been inspired by the finalists and winners over the years, ” said Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, in his welcome speech at the EUSEW Awards Ceremony.