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There are around 36 hours left to apply – or nominate an innovation – for the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) awards 2018.

The four categories are: Consumers, Public Sector, Businesses, and Young Energy Leaders and the deadline is 23.59pm (CET). “Nominated activities must be ongoing, not completed before 30 June 2018, and must be carried out within one of the EU’s 28 member countries,” the EUSEW website states.

Supported by the European Commission, EUSEW has a a range of events across the continent, including its flagship Policy Conference in Brussels, which takes place from 5 to 7 June.

“The Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances. Outstanding projects are recognised at the Award Ceremony,” the EUSEW states.

Applications to run a session must be submitted by 23.59pm (CET).

There are other opportunities to get involved, with local organisations encouraged to coordinate an Energy Day activity during May and June. These can be held in any member state and are ‘activities and events that raise awareness of energy efficiency and renewables – from a workshop, to a competition, to a tour of a power station’. The call for applications will open soon.

While the Networking Village allows ‘participants and stakeholders alike to exchange ideas on policies and best practices, and lay foundations for future cooperation’, and will be held in the Residence Palace, Brussels, on 6 and 7 June. Apply to get involved by 30 March.

EU Sustainable Energy Week is officially from 4 to 8 June but is in truth a month-long event focussed on clean power.