The 16th edition of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) takes place next month under the theme Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System. And the public are being urged to vote online now for their favourites in the EUSEW Awards – in the young energy trailblazer; woman in energy; and citizens’ award categories.
“The event will comprise a 3-day digital Policy Conference, the EUSEW Awards, the second European Youth Energy Day as well as 1:1 video meetings, virtual stands and other networking activities,” the event website states. “Participants will also have access to online side events and Sustainable Energy Days, digital events taking place all over Europe.”
Sustainable power is the future of energy and initiatives like EUSEW are vital in communicating the need to accelerate that journey. But as well as embracing new innovations and renewable energy sources, the energy transition must also prioritise equity: righting the many wrongs of energy injustice.
Shalanda H. Baker, Joe Biden’s deputy director for energy justice at the U.S. Department Of Energy, and cofounder of the Initiative for Energy Justice, advocates for an energy transition that leaves nobody behind, that doesn’t simply place new systems on top of historically unjust foundations. The author of Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition, Shalanda joined Marc Buckley earlier this year on the Inside Ideas podcast to talk about the book. Catch up with podcast now for more on the need for a just energy transition.