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One highlight of the EUSEW 2009 was the third annual Sustainable Energy Europe awards recognising the Sustainable Energy Partners whose projects were deemed examples of excellence.
The Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) awards ceremony in Brussels on 10 February 2009, hosted by European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, brought together SEE Partners and Campaign Associates. Some 251 Sustainable Energy Partnerships were entitled to register for this year’s competition, part of the greater SEE Campaign. An independent committee selected winning projects in five categories – co-operation programmes, demonstration and dissemination projects, market transformation including voluntary commitments, and promotional communication and educational actions – from a shortlist of 25 nominees.
This European Commission initiative aims to raise public awareness and promote sustainable energy production and use among individuals and organisations, private companies and public authorities, professional and energy agencies, industry associations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) across Europe. The Sustainable Energy Partnership is the main instrument of the Campaign; it actively involves and promotes a wide range of energy actions and programmes in the EU.
The 2009 SEE awards went to:
There were two winners in the last category – Sustainable Energy Communities:
Since their inception, the SEE awards have attracted 631 projects to register as partners. The awards publicise the objectives of the SEE campaign, and shine a spotlight on the leading sustainable energy initiatives.
SEE Campaign: http://www.sustenergy.org
SEE Awards Ceremony 2009: http://www.sustenergy.org/tpl/page.cfm?pageName=awards_competition__award_ceremony_2009
‘Commission rewards Europe’s most pioneering sustainable energy projects’ (Commission press release): http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/09/237&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
CONNECT (Mobiel 21):
Consorzio Produttori Agricoli Acque Minerali Umbre: http://www.consorzioamu.it
Sonae Sierra: http://www.sonaesierra.com
Thurrock Energy Partnership: http://www.thurrockenergy.com