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Summer 2017 European Energy Innovation


EUSEW and energy efficiency

By Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission

                                                                                                                               Dear readers,

                                                                                                                               This year’s EU Sustainable
                                                                                                                               Energy Week is taking place
                                                                                                                               after the entry into force of
                                                                                                                               the Paris Agreement and the
                                                                                                                               publication by the European
                                                                                                                               Commission of the Clean Energy
                                                                                                                               for All Europeans package. The
                                                                                                                               clean energy transition is no
                                                                                                                               longer a choice for Europe; it
                                                                                                                               is a responsibility towards all
                                                                                                                               citizens, our future generations
                                                                                                                               and the planet. It has to be driven
                                                                                                                               forward steadily and wisely. At
                                                                                                                               the same time, energy transition
                                                                                                                               also represents a real economic

                                                                                                                               The 2017 EU Sustainable Energy
                                                                                                                               Week (EUSEW) taking place
                                                                                                                               in Brussels from June 19 to 25
                                                                                                                               brings together clean energy
                                                                                                                               pioneers, sustainable energy
                                                                                                                               businesses, academics and
                                                                                                                               research centres as well as civil
                                                                                                                               society: EUSEW is the biggest
                                                                                                                               and most-well known event of
                                                                                                                               its kind in Europe. It represents
                                                                                                                               the ideal place to advance
                                                                                                                               innovative ideas, exchange
                                                                                                                               on best practices and connect
                                                                                                                               clean energy stakeholders to
                                                                                                                               join forces in driving forward the
                                                                                                                               energy transition. During the
                                                                                                                               3-day Policy Conference (20-22
                                                                                                                               June), workshops will provide
                                                                                                                               information on the latest policy
                                                                                                                               developments and help to
                                                                                                                               identify remaining obstacles and
                                                                                                                               challenges. On top of that, the
                                                                                                                               Sustainable Energy Awards will be
                                                                                                                               given to the most innovative and
                                                                                                                               promising clean energy projects.
                                                                                                                               I remember how impressed I
                                                                                                                               was by last year’s winner, Green

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