EU Sustainable Energy Week 2011: extracts from the opening session "EU energy strategy" with the participations of Günther Oettinger, Tamás Fellegi, Johannes Hahn and Mercedes Bresso
On 12 April 2011, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, kicked-off the opening ceremony with a speech dedicated to Europe’s energy future at the Charlemagne Building, Brussels, with the participations of Tamás Fellegi, Hungarian Minister for National Development, Joahnnes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, and Mercedes Bresso, President of the Committee of the Regions.
Between 11 and 15 April 2011, more than 30 000 participants in 43 countries discussed energy efficiency and renewable energy during the 2011 edition of the EU Sustainable Week. The European Commission was organising the core event in Brussels in order to debate on the best use of energy efficiency and renewable energy across Europe, and show concrete examples how to increase both. It would announce the next steps to deploy smart grids throughout Europe and give consumers more possibilities to control their consumption and save more energy.