The EU wishes to better tap the possibilities and potentials of energy services in the future and has therefore brought to life the European Energy Service Initiative in 2009. Considering the depletion of non-renewable resources and global climate change, new solutions for energy supply become increasingly important. Energy service companies (ESCOs) in Europe are already showing that energy efficiency and profitability do not contravene. Innovative Energy Performance Contracts can reduce energy consumption of buildings by 25 percent and more.
Since lack of information is still one barrier to further implementation of energy services (e.g. Energy Performance Contracting), the Berliner Energieagentur bestows the European Energy and honours the performance of engaged journalists, which popularise and illustrate the subject of energy services to the large public and specialized audience.
The Award comes with a prize money of 3,000 Euros and is a new category of the European Energy Service Award and was sponsored by the European Association of Energy Service Companies (eu.ESCO) and will be bestowed for the year 2009 for the first time.
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Every journalist that has dealt with this complex subject and contributed to its stronger dissemination can take part in this competition. The contribution can have been published in print- or online-media, in radio or television. The deadline for applications is the 16th of May 2010.
The Award will be bestowed at the European Energy Service Day in Brussels in September 2010.