Our sessions at EUSEW 2024


Jun 11-13

The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe and includes a series of activities aimed at building a secure energy future for Europe.

SolarPower Europe will be present at the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

On 11-13 June 2024, the 18th edition of EUSEW will take place in a hybrid format, allowing both participants and speakers to attend either online or onsite, under the theme: ‘Net-zero energy solutions for a competitive Europe’. Since 2007, EUSEW has grown into a vibrant and diverse community of energy stakeholders, which meets annually to debate the latest developments and ideas in the sector. 


Do not miss this year’s high-level Policy Conference, the EUSEW Awards or the fifth European Youth Energy Day, as well as opportunities to discover new net-zero energy solutions at the Energy Fair.


Please find out more details about our sessions below.


12 June 


Competing in clean tech: towards an EU Clean Industrial Deal  09:30 - 11:00 CEST

This session will discuss the impact of European industrial policy initiatives (e.g. Net-Zero Industry Act) on clean technologies manufacturing and deployment, and the need for further effort to make Europe competitive on a global stage, through a new EU Clean Industrial Deal.

More information: EUSEW Interactive


Streamlining permits for renewables 11:30 - 13:00 CEST


New measures have been introduced in recent years to streamline and accelerate permits for renewables, which are already bearing fruits. In fact, both 2022 and 2023 were record years for new wind and solar installations. However, to meet the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target, a further acceleration of the pace of new installations and, therefore, further simplification of permits is crucial. Join us in this session to learn about what has been achieved so far and discuss how best to tackle the remaining challenges!


More information: EUSEW Interactive


The role of Net-Zero Academies in developing renewable energy skills 14:30 - 16:00 CEST

During the European Year of Skills, the Renewable Energy Skills Large Partnership identified policy priorities for successful European Net-Zero Industry Academies. They will be presented with specific lessons from sub-sectors, all to better frame future EU action.

How can the European Net-Zero Industry Academies help address the skills gap in the renewable energy sector? In the aftermath of the European Year of Skills, the Renewable Energy Skills Large Partnership will present best-practices and share policy recommendations for successful action.


More information: EUSEW Interactive


Joining forces to scale up energy renovation 14:30 - 16:00 CEST

For a more sustainable and competitive Europe, the energy efficient buildings industry stands at the forefront of change. However, the fragmented nature of the energy efficiency sector could slow down large-scale efforts needed to renovate the EU building stock. Speakers will discuss how to bring industry stakeholders across the whole renovation value chain together under a buildings partnership to complement and support national buildings policies and renovation programs.


More information: EUSEW Interactive



13 June 
Energy storage + renewables: the proven formula in action 13 June 2024 09:30 - 11:00 CEST

The session addresses how replicating successful business cases can facilitate integration and optimal performance of storage and renewables, and explore how industry, government and financial sector can work together to expedite funding and propel the energy transition.

In a strategic exploration into how energy storage can further contribute to the full deployment of renewables in Europe, aligning with the ambitious goals of the EU in environmental and energy sustainability, the session will shine a spotlight on successful business cases across Europe where the formula renewables + energy storage proved to work and explore how a close working relationship between government, the financial sector and the industry have the potential to propel renewables + storage deployment.

Together, let's uncover the potential within renewables + storage and pave the way for a resilient and sustainable energy system across Europe.

More Information: https://interactive.eusew.eu/eusew-2024/sessions/05ab8eb5-4264-40f2-9e16-c35c633f31a2


Renewables made in Europe: competitiveness of wind, solar and ocean energies 14:00 - 15:30 CEST

Maintaining leadership in renewable is crucial for ensuring economic growth, accelerating the sustainable energy transition, and strengthening energy security in the EU. But increasing competition from other regions that are aggressively investing in renewables threatens the EU’s competitiveness in this field.

This session aims to explore how to secure Europe’s position as the home of renewable energy development and manufacturing. Focusing on wind, solar and ocean energy, it will identify key bottlenecks for Europe’s growth in these industries.

More information: EUSEW Interactive

Finding the right balance: protecting nature and deploying renewables 16:00 - 17:30 CEST

A massive growth of wind and solar installations, as well as the accompanying grid infrastructure to integrate them will be needed by the end of the decade. This rapid and massive expansion may have implications for biodiversity if not well planned. There is consensus between industry and NGOs that reconciling renewable energy deployment and nature conservation and restoration objectives is doable and the best way forward. However, practical implementation is challenging. 


The session aims to explore possibilities to reconcile both interests towards an acceleration of renewable energy deployment in a sustainable and nature-inclusive way, avoiding long-lasting impacts on biodiversity while highlighting win-win opportunities and concrete solutions.


More information: EUSEW Interactive


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Dries Acke

Deputy CEO, SolarPower Europe

Anett Ludwig

Head of Supply Chains, SolarPower Europe

Jonathan Bonadio

Senior Policy Advisor, SolarPower Europe

Penny Laurenson

Global Head of Sustainability & Director of Environmental Affairs, Lightsource bp

Kara Clauss

Solar Academy Manager, International and Processes, SMA Solar Technology AG

Carmen Correas

Policy Advisor, SolarPower Europe

Sofia Pinto Barbosa

Director Regulatory Affairs