EU Sustainable Energy Week – Vote for the EUSEW Awards 2021 Finalists

Vote for your favorite candidates who are dedicated to a better and more sustainable future!

EU Sustainable Energy Week – Vote for the EUSEW Awards 2021 Finalists

The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognise outstanding individuals and projects for their innovation in energy efficiency and renewables.

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.

This year, twelve outstanding individuals and projects were chosen from a list of submissions of the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy.

Prizes will be awarded by an expert jury (for Engagement and Innovation), and by citizens via a public vote, open until 22 October and the winners will be announced on 25 October during EUSEW 2021 Awards Ceremony.

About the candidates

Citizens’ Award: The six projects competing in the Engagement and Innovation categories are up for consideration for this award, which recognises initiatives and individuals working on innovative and engaging ways to reinvent Europe’s energy landscape:

  • The Life-Diademe programme is transforming public lighting in our cities with smart monitoring technology.
  • The RenOnBill initiative is boosting residential energy renovations via on-bill payments.
  • The PERFORM project and its PowerPlatform are enabling European chemical companies to curb emissions.
  • The TripleA-reno pilot in Slovenia is making deep renovations more attractive and affordable to citizens.
  • The EnergyNeighbourhoods programme is reducing energy consumption through behavioural changes and community support.
  • The COMPILE project helps to integrate renewable energy into Europe’s rural areas

The Woman in Energy prize recognises inspiring individuals making waves in their field:

  • Mònica Guiteras Blaya from the EmpowerMed project is helping lift communities out of energy poverty.
  • Danish mayor Birgit Hansen has launched an ambitious plan to make her municipality climate neutral by 2050.
  • Dr. Karolina Lipińska paves the way for Baltic offshore energy through the Pomeranian Platform for the Development of Offshore Wind Energy.

The Young Energy Trailblazer Award spotlights young people advancing the energy transition in Europe:

  • Merve Güngör from EKOenergy is empowering citizens to make more informed energy choices with ecolabel certification.
  • Filip Koprčina is enabling Europeans to co-own solar parks through his financial start-up.
  • Daniele Novara, an Italian engineering graduate, is pioneering the first-ever hydropower station in a mine.