Welcome to the European Energy Award®

The European Energy Award® supports municipalities willing to contribute to sustainable energy policy and urban development through the rational use of energy and increased use of renewable energies. There are more than 1,200 municipalities participating today.

Franz Untersteller,
Baden-Wuerttembergs minister of environment
For the state government of Baden-Württemberg, cities, municipalities and counties are important partners to build a powerful alliance in order to reach ambitious energy- and climate protection goals. The European Energy Award® has proven to be a helpful instrument for establishing these alliances.
Frank Kupfer,
Saxon state minister for environment and agriculture
Here in Saxony, the European Energy Award® is the most successful instrument in sharpening our citizen’s awareness towards energy efficiency. The eea helps to create, determine and implement useful and suitable measures.
Johannes Remmel,
North Rhine Westphalian minister of environment
In North Rhine-Westphalia, we want to implement the “Energiewende” (turnaround in energy policy) with the citizens on a local level- in their respective communities. I want to congratulate all cities and municipalities that are participating in the eea since they are role models of applied climate protection.
Doris Leuthard,
Federal Councillor, head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications
European Energy Award® Municipalities attest to the success of an energy policy based on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.
Barbara Schwickert,
Director, Public Works, Energy and the Environment, Bienne
The European Energy Award® is helping the City of Biel work to realize its potential for action on energy policy. It spurs us systematically to assess planning, construction, supply, mobility, communication / cooperation and organizational considerations and to take appropriate measures.
Rémy Pagani,
Mayor of Geneva
Working together for a city that is 100% renewable in 2050: by adopting this vision, the City of Geneva has joined the European cities providing the greatest momentum for the trend towards energy savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions. The City of Geneva received the European Energy Award®Gold in 2010.
Sigi Asprion,
Mayor of St. Moritz
St. Moritz, which has long been a popular holiday destination, was first awarded the European Energy Award® in 2004. St. Moritz will act responsibly and use modern incentives in order to enhance the quality of life and protect the climate
Andres Türler,
City Councillor, head of the Department of Industrial Activity, Zurich
The number of people coming to the City of Zurich to live and work – or for pleasure or school – is steadily rising. They are attracted not least by the high standard of living. We want to maintain that standard, but use less energy. The European Energy Award®Gold encourages us on the long road to the 2000 Watt Society.
Camille Gira,
State Secretary for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
The eea is a cornerstone of the climate pact between the state and the municipalities in Luxembourg. It helps local authorities and citizens in their climate protection efforts.
Dr. Stephan Pernkopf,
Lower Austrians Environment, Agriculture and Energy Secretary
The municipalities of lower austria are playing a very important role in order to attain our ambitious energy-goals. The country programme eea (e5) supports municipalities establishing long term structures to increase energy efficiency and climate protection while reducing expenditures.
Walter Hartlieb,
Mayor of Kötschach-Mauthen, Carinthia
The eea program is an extensive tool which offers municipalities a chance to achieve a continuous improvement of the energy efficiency, identify potentials for the use of renewable energies and increase environmental awareness, under inclusion of the population and the local specific features. At the same time one can compete in an amicable competition against municipalities from all over Europe. With the work in the municipalities we pursue a common aim to protect the preservation of our intact nature for later generations!
Marie-Pierre Gramaglia,
Principality of Monaco
Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development
The eea is a tool that incentivizes action. It assisted the government in giving more prominence to its commitments toward its climate policies.