2100 participants, 9000 Award votes, 12 400 Tweets potentially reaching 18 million accounts, 270 000 page-views that was EU sustainable Energy Week 2016… The week brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. It allows participants are setting out with new ideas, connections and motivation to build Europe’s sustainable energy future and empower energy consumers.

Energy Efficiency and Renewables conference - South-East Europe plays an important role in the transition towards the low carbon economy.  This event brings business and experts together with stakeholders in Bulgaria, Romania and the neighbour regions who are engaged in energy efficiency and renewables from the public and private sectors. With the EU focus on heating and cooling in 2016 this event will provide an insight into emerging schemes for innovation in adapting the region’s building stock in the years to come.

In the wake of a number of high profile Member State U turns around subsidy support to renewable energies, a cross sectoral industry group, has been calling on the European Commission to establish a legal instrument to provide investment protection against sudden subsidy cuts.  The group underlines how a number of national regulatory changes have led to an undermining of investor confidence and projects’ viability.