The countdown has started for the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018
With over 60 sessions and 2500 participants registered, the high-level EUSEW Policy Conference is Europe’s most important conference on energy efficiency and renewables. Organised every year by the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME), EUSEW 2018 will focus on this year’s theme – ‘Lead the clean energy transition’ (Brussels, Charlemagne Building and Residence Palace, 5 -7 June). For the full programme and to register: EUSEW website.
Some of the week’s highlights include:
- The Policy Conference opening session, featuring keynote speakers – Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action) and – among others – Jonathan Taylor (Vice President, European Investment Bank), Claude Turmes (MEP), Zhecho Stankov (Deputy Minister for Energy, Presidency of the Council of the EU) and Ilaria Caprioglio (Mayor of Savona, Italy). The event will be webstreamed live. Click here on the day to watch.
- The EU Sustainable Energy Awards Ceremony, in which the four winners from categories: Public Sector, Businesses, Young Energy Leaders and Consumers will be announced. A Citizens’ Award will be chosen by public vote.
- The Debate with Ambassadors , an informal panel discussion among high-profile EUSEW Ambassadors who will answer on-the-spot questions on their personal involvement in leading the clean energy transition.
- A networking village hosts a range of activities including an Energy Fair with interactive stands; Energy Talks; an Energy Lab with 10 projects pitching in front of experts; and Energy One2One meetings.
- A press lunch with Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy – in charge of Renewables, Research and Innovation, and Energy Efficiency – one of the key policy makers behind the Energy Union Framework Strategy and the Clean Energy Package. On 5 June from 13:00 to 14:00 in the Aquarium Room of the Charlemagne.
- Going on throughout the months of May and June around Europe are the Energy Days – which are activities and events that promote clean energy transition. Find out here about Energy Days near you.