On the 26th of November, Gérard Dellinger, former mayor of Saint-Julien-en-Quint and founder of the local association ACOPREV, was declared winner of the 2020 Roger Leron Award.
TOn 26th November 2020, in normal times, FEDARENE members, Roger Leron Award finalists and stakeholders of the sustainable energy field would have gathered in Brussels for the annual Roger Leron Award Ceremony.
But the extraordinary circumstances have led to the organisation of the first virtual edition. Yet, almost 100 participants responded to the invitation, to discover the outstanding individual who will receive the 6th Roger Leron Award, and to listen to inspiring interventions from high-level speakers.
TFEDARENE’s President Julije Domac opened the floor, reminding guests that the event was not only organised to acknowledge the nominees’ achievements, but also to celebrate 30 years of FEDARENE, “a truly unique European network, gathering European regions and their energy agencies”.
TWe were honoured to welcome Commissioner Kadri Simson to celebrate this milestone with us, who thanked FEDARENE members for their efforts to advance the Energy Transition in their regions and at European level.
Talking about the Prize, Mrs Simson stated: “this is a call for action from exceptional and resourceful people. (..) We need everyone to get engaged and act now to renovate our homes and our relationship with our planet, and I will be looking forward to working with you.”
TSecretary General Seamus Hoyne then presented FEDARENE’s core activities, as well as our ambitions for the future: “FEDARENE and our members stand with the Commission and fully supports the EU climate and energy targets.
We will continue to be a critical friend and challenge everyone to do more. We are very ambitious to translate these objectives into reality and in our regions”.
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