EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognise champions of 2030 climate and energy targets
Public voting for the best European clean energy projects and leaders now open
Twelve outstanding individuals and projects are highlighted at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2021 for their innovation in energy efficiency and renewables. Finalists of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards were chosen from a list of the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy. The awards have four categories - Engagement, Innovation, Woman in Energy and Young Energy Trailblazer – as well as the Citizens' Award, which will be received by one of the projects in the first two categories. Prizes will be awarded by an expert jury (for Engagement and Innovation), and by citizens via a public vote, which is now open until 22 October. The five winners will be announced on Monday 25 October during EUSEW 2021.
EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2021 finalists
Engaging European citizens in the energy transition
The Engagement award recognises activities with high social acceptance potential, that inspire and motivate citizens to change their energy usage habits. The contenders in the Engagement category include the projects COMPILE, TripleA-reno and EnergyNeighbourhoods.
Innovators working for a clean, secure and energy efficient Europe
The Innovation award recognises outstanding EU-funded activities that show an original and innovative path toward the clean energy transition. The contenders in the category are LIFE-DIADEME, PERFORM and RenOnBill.
Women paving the way for a sustainable energy future
The Woman in Energy award recognises outstanding activities led by women that, if replicated, help to advance the clean energy transition in Europe and contribute to the European energy and climate targets. The contenders in the category are Dr. Karolina Lipińska, Mὸnica Guiteras Blaya and Birgit Hansen.
European youth take action to shape a sustainable energy future
The Young Energy Trailblazer award recognises outstanding activities carried out by young people (under 35) which advance the clean energy transition in Europe and inspire ambitious climate and energy action. The contenders in the category are Merve Güngör, Daniele Novara and Filip Koprčina.
EUSEW 2021 runs from 25 to 29 October 2021, under the theme ‘Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System’. Taking place ahead of the decisive COP 26, the event brings together energy policy experts, industry leaders, academia and civil society representatives to discuss how forward-looking policies for decarbonisation, energy efficiency, climate mitigation, and many others comprising the European Green Deal, can help rebuild a better and more resilient society and economy.
EUSEW 2021 is held as an online event once again, with more opportunities than ever to connect, engage, network and reflect on the biggest issues in clean energy in Europe and beyond.
Registrations for participants and for media are now open.
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