Applications for 2016 Energy Days open until 31 May

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 05 Jul 2016

Local organisations across Europe are being encouraged to organise Energy Days throughout June as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

Energy Days are events that aim to raise awareness of energy efficiency and renewable methods of generating energy. They take place throughout the month of June, and can be of any duration - from a few hours to an entire week.

The connection to sustainable urban mobility and clean, efficient energy use is clear. The use of electricity and alternative fuels such as hydrogen and biogas is increasing across Europe in public and private transport rapidly. Additionally, active modes of mobility like walking and cycling can help to reduce energy consumption and waste.

Energy Days are an excellent opportunity to help residents of communities, cities, and wider regions understand the issues in the transition to secure, clean, and efficient energy. The EU-wide publicity offered by EUSEW also ensures that organisers can get maximum attention for their activities.

Organisations from the public, private and non-governmental sector are encouraged to consult the FAQs about the initiative on the EUSEW website before registering an Energy Day. The deadline for submitting an Energy Day is 31 May.

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