European Sustainable Energy Week: Commission presents Renewables Energy Progress Report 2015

The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place from 15 to 19 June. The centrepiece of this week long series of sustainable energy events everywhere in Europe will be the Policy Conference taking place in the Commission’s Charlemagne building from 16 to 18 June. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union, and Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, the Members of European Parliament Jerzy Buzek and Claude Turmes will join experts from energy industry, government, civil society, as well as stakeholders and the media. Now in its tenth year, the EUSEW highlights the central role of consumers in the energy system, as stressed by the newly-launched Energy Union Strategy: the European Commission’s top priority aiming at ensuring secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy. In Europe household energy consumption has increased by 13% in the 20 years to 2010, and households generate some 25% of greenhouse gas emissions: consumers therefore become crucial to improve the environment and encourage energy efficiency. Actions in this area will also have the effects of reducing energy costs for consumers themselves. See press release and fact sheet. Hashtag: #EUSEW15. An overview of all press events can be found here. More information on the Commission’s website.