- TALKING ENERGY
- VIEW FROM THE NETWORKING VILLAGE
- EUSEW 2019 AMBASSADORS
- AWARD WINNERS 2019
- HAPPENING TODAY #ENERGYDAYS
EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the annual flagship event organised by the European Commission, brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. In 2019, activities are focused around the theme ‘Shaping Europe’s Energy Future’. Now in its 14th year, EUSEW is bigger and livelier than ever with over 90 policy sessions, more than 4,000 registered participants, 380 speakers and 100+ unique networking opportunities.
Day 3 @EUSEW
On the final day of the EUSEW Policy Conference, participants chose from sessions covering the green revolution at home, energy storage solutions, the shipping sector, eco labels and eco design and many more. The event was brought to an end at the closing session with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President and European Commissioner for Energy Union, Julien Guerrier, Director of Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission who offered their insights on the state of play of the sustainable energy transition and the future direction of Europe’s energy system.
The EUSEW Policy Conference is now over until its 2020 edition, but the momentum continues as #EnergyDays are still happening across Europe! Find out about the events taking place near you.
We would like to thank all organisers and participants for making this year’s EUSEW a great knowledge-harvesting and networking experience. We hope that the event has filled you with excitement for our sustainable energy future and inspired you with new ideas. We look forward to seeing you next year!
View from the Networking Village
EUSEW 2019 ambassadors
#EnergyStorage is a key element in the challenge to achieve a #decarbonised economy @NiesSusanne @ENTSO_E will moderate a panel about the applications in energy storage to foster EU competitiveness.— ENTSO-E (@ENTSO_E) June 20, 2019
Join this #EUSEW19 session https://t.co/mqvkqxowU8 @InnoEnergyEU @EERA_SET pic.twitter.com/8RyAsFdjU8
By now you know we like to work hard at the @EU_ManagEnergy events! Here is a sneak peak of what is going on at our #EUSEW19 Networking Event: #energyagencies rating their activities in percents. What does it say about their role in the #EnergyTransition? @EU_EASME @H2020EE pic.twitter.com/zHoswRX6gl— ManagEnergy (@EU_ManagEnergy) June 20, 2019
And that’s a wrap-up for @euenergyweek day 2!— EU-ASE (@EUASE) June 19, 2019
Great day at the Networking Village We are proud to have shown that, with #energyefficiency at the core, decarbonising the #EU will be faster, and will deliver multiple benefits across sectors, leaving no one behind#EUSEW19 pic.twitter.com/K06HRQlojH
Award Winners 2019
Four innovative sustainable energy projects from France, Portugal and Spain won this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Awards. The Awards acknowledge the crucial role of the private and public sector, NGOs, national and local authorities in working towards a climate-neutral Europe. The winning projects were recognised in 4 categories – Engagement, Leadership, Innovation and Youth – in addition to the 2019 Citizens’ Award which was decided by voters across Europe. An extra prize was awarded this year to an Eastern Partnership country – Georgia.
Today we focus on Bardzour in La Réunion, winner of the Engagement category and the Georgian Vine and Wine Company – winner of the Eastern Partnership award.
The Bardzour solar energy project in La Réunion won the EUSEW Award in the Engagement category. The project converted waste land surrounding a prison into a solar power farm with agriculture taking place underneath the panels and jobs provided for inmates. It creates enough renewable energy to meet one-third of nearby city Le Port’s electricity needs, reducing carbon emissions by nearly 9,000 tonnes each year.
Happening today #energydays
Taking place across Europe, #EnergyDays are a wide range of creative activities and events that promote the clean energy transition.
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain – Reaching zero carbon tourism
Making tourism more sustainable is a key topic in Spain. At the Tenerife Energy Agency, participants at the Sosturmac open day visited examples of zero-energy accommodation including renewable energy, sustainable energy and bioclimatic buildings (architecture built in harmony with the surrounding natural environment).
Wakefield, UK - Practical energy saving tips
Local residents in Wakefield, a city in the north of England, UK, learnt about how the local council is working to make the city a better, more sustainable place to live. At a conference held in the central library, participants learnt about how the authority is improving air quality and aiming to become carbon-neutral by 2030. They also saw how they can reduce their own energy bills and what they can do to help improve quality of life in their city.
Riga, Latvia – Saving energy with energy management
At the Institute of Energy Systems and Environment, Riga Technical University in Latvia, participants gathered to debate the key questions of the energy transition including: how can we integrate renewable energy into existing systems? And, how can we reduce energy consumption? Expert speakers focussed on how to reduce energy consumption by up to 15% with good energy management practices and better integration of existing local renewable energy sources.