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Three questions to Sudha Kheterpal

Sudha Kheterpal is one of the world’s leading popular percussionists and has enjoyed huge global success with The Spice Girls, Faithless and Dido, to name a few. Convinced of the need for alternative renewable sources of energy, alongside her belief that the energy of music could be used not just for enjoyment but practical help and education, Sudha has developed the world’s first clean energy-generating musical shaker, SPARK.

Energy Days 2016: energy transition near you!

Citizens and stakeholders are organising EU Energy Days throughout the month of June to activate the transition to secure, clean and efficient energy.

Held as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), presentations, workshops, conferences, tours, displays and other activities help to spread the word about energy-efficiency and renewables. The events, which will take place in Europe and beyond, are expected to attract thousands of visitors.

Discover Energy Days near you on the Energy Days map.

Get to know EUSEW’s 2016 media partners and associates

The secretariat is proud to announce the list of media partners and associates for the 2016 edition of EUSEW.

Helping to build momentum and further promote EUSEW’s diverse activities, our media partners this year include the industry magazine European Energy Innovation, newspapers Politico and EUObserver, The Parliament Magazine, Revolve Magazine, and news platform CaféBabel.

Report highlights benefits of modular energy control technology

The technology gives consumers greater control over when and how they use energy, supporting energy efficiency, renewables and consumer engagement in the energy transition.

As the energy mix contains a greater share of variable renewables – such as solar and wind – and global power demand continues to rise, modular energy control systems can support more efficient use of energy, according to an investment opportunities report.

European Energy Efficiency Platform launched

The European Energy Efficiency Platform is a one-stop shop for energy-efficiency data and knowledge, helping policy-makers and experts more quickly reach energy-savings goals.

Energy efficiency is at the core of the Europe 2030 strategy for a more competitive, secure and sustainable energy system. The launch of the European Energy Efficiency Platform(E3P) on 5 April 2016 aims to help policy-makers, public and consumer bodies, researchers and industry to meet the strategy’s EU-wide target of 27 % energy savings by 2030.

Three questions to Theresa Griffin

Theresa Griffin is an MEP for the North West of England, labour’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 need EU investment for energy projects. In the Parliament, she was shadow rapporteur for the S&D on the ETS (Market Stability Reserve), and rapporteur for the ‘New Deal for Energy Consumers’.

Sustainable energy focus in Dutch EU presidency

Measures for the coming months address non-ETS sector emissions, a new electricity market design, energy-efficiency support and energy technology innovation.

Parliamentarians can count on the Dutch Presidency in implementing the Paris Agreement, said Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice-President responsible for the Energy Union, in his speech at the Dutch EU presidency’s ‘Parliamentary Dimension’ event of 4 April 2016

Three questions to Claude Turmes

Claude Turmes has been a Green Member of the European Parliament since 1999. Amongst other things, he has been rapporteur on key legislation such as the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive. He is also president of the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources, a network of members of parliaments throughout Europe.

Discover the nine finalists for the 2016 EUSEW Awards!

Nine finalists for the 2016 EUSEW Awards have been chosen from a shortlist of the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy. The Awards are a major feature of the annual EUSEW Policy Conference (14-16 June). Three winning projects – chosen by an expert jury in three categories and a prize from European citizens through a public vote will be revealed during an Awards Ceremony in Brussels, on day one of the event.

Create jobs by rethinking our relationship with energy

EU Sustainable Energy Week’s focus on renewables supports a growing, job-creating sector in Europe. By encouraging us to rethink our relationship with energy, and by promoting further opportunities for renewables, Europe is creating social and economic value for everyone in the decades to come.