Organised by the European Commission, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. This year’s edition is took place in a hybrid format with online and onsite sessions in Brussels between 26-30 September. REPowerEU plan, digitalisation, energy efficiency and securing a fair energy transition for all are few of the topics addressed during the week.
Solar Heat Europe was the co-organiser of two policy sessions addressing district heating and local renewable energy projects.
Harnessing the potential of energy management and district heating in REPowerEU
The recording of the session can be accessed here.
This session took place on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 09:30 – 11:00. The agenda addressed solutions and examples to bridge the gap between building renovation and heating and cooling decarbonisation, which are both essential to reduce the Union’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and reduce its energy dependency. The event tackled also how to reduce the EU’s dependence on natural gas in the heating and cooling of buildings through energy management services and efficient district heating and cooling based on renewable heat solutions and waste heat. The session was organised by EFIEES, Euroheat & Power, Agora Energiewende, and Solar Heat Europe.
Stronger together: community-based renewable energy projects for a just and green transition
The recording of the session will soon be available here.
The session took place on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 11:30 – 13:00. Local communities were at the centre of the discussion, as they are crucial to stepping up the EU’s energy transition. The session reviewed the benefits and pitfalls connected to the deployment of energy communities and local renewable energy projects and how these can empower end-users and ensure energy supply. The session was organised by Bioenergy Europe, Energy Cities, and Solar Heat Europe.