The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2017) took place in Brussels between 20 -22 June. Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI) participated with three researchers who were getting updated on future initiatives in the EU on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
It is the European Commission that stands for the event that has been arranged since 2006. Participant of the conference highlightied good examples and initiatives that contribute to energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. The aim of the conference was to spread good examples, inspire new ideas and build networks that help the EU to achieve its climate and energy goals.
The central theme of the conference in 2017 was whether the EU could take a leading role in renewable energy, the EU's commitment to energy efficiency and the need for energy change in the EU. WNRI's researchers attended the conference to get an overview of future announcements in the EU's largest research program H2020, and to connect with relevant partners in future research collaboration in the H2020. It was a hectic week with many meetings with both business, public sector, representatives of the European Commission and other researchers, all interested in international R & D cooperation on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The Norwegian Research Council's PES funds were used to cover travel expenses.
Read more about EUSEW here: http://eusew.eu/