Last week the winners of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards were announced at EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020 (EUSEW). The prizes reward outstanding projects and individuals working in the fields of energy efficiency and renewables.
This year's categories were:
- Women in Energy
- Eastern Partnership Award (EaP)
- Citizens' Award.
The winner in the Engagement category was Clear 2.0, a pan-European project spanning from Spain to Slovenia. The project helps citizens to become producers and consumers of renewable energy in their own homes.
In the Youth category, Fair (FER) won. From Zagreb, Croatia, the project teaches electrical engineering students how to do household audits to identify energy-saving solutions.
The Innovation award went to REMOTE - Remote area Energy Supply with Multiple Options for integrated hydrogen-based Technologies) - a project started in Italy, Greece and Norway. The project helps locally produced renewable energy to be stored.
The first, second and third prizes of the EaP went to Green Light Moldova; EU4Civil Society Energy Efficiency in Armenian Communities; and Biomass Energy and Energy-efficient Technologies in Georgia.
The Citizens' Award went to the Dutch project cVPP, based in Eindhoven. The project helps local communities to take charge of their renewable energy generation through community-based Virtual Power Plants (cVPPs) in Belgium, the Netherlands and Ireland.
The three winners of the Women in Energy awards went to: Sophie Attali (Director of Guide Topten in France), Katharina Habersbrunner (Women Engage for a Common Future) and Ada Ámon (Climate Commissoner to the Mayor of Budapest).
To learn more about the awards and all the winning projects and individuals, click here.