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 1,400 municipalities participating today.

  • The European Energy Award contributed to the Action Clusters Meeting of the European Innovation Partnership - Smart Cities and Communities EIP-SCC on 20 June 2017. The eea led initiative 'Tools for Decision Making, Management and Benchmarking' wants to motivate and engage decision makers for long-term decisions - considering citizen's engagement. https://eu-smartcities.eu/content/eip-scc-roadmap-2017/Integrated-Planning-Policy-and-Regulation-Workshop

  • © eea/myenergy/Marie De Decker Studion Photography

    On 20-21 November 2017, our eea Annual Event 2017 took place in Clervaux, Luxemburg

  • First European Energy Award Club Event in Brussels, 5 December 2017 at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU

  • On 19.02.18, 8 cities, 10 municipalities and 9 "Landkreise" of the region Baden-Württemberg were awarded the European Energ Award in Ulm, Germany. 3 of them achieved the eea Gold award.

  • Beginning of February 2018, the start-off of the "EU project IMPLEMENT" took place in Brussels. It's about implementing the eea in the pilot countries Belgium, Croatia, Greece and Poland.

Alain Juppé
Former Prime Minister of France, President of the Greater Bordeaux area, Mayor of Bordeaux
The European Energy Award is a methodological support tool designed to enhance and bring about recognition of the quality of the climate and energy policy that we are conducting in our territories. Our efforts are real and respond to the climate challenges of tomorrow. The continuous improvement process inherent to the European Energy Award has led us to go even further to build with all the local actors a territory resolutely directed towards the energy transition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frank Kupfer
Former 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.
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.
Johannes Remmel
North Rhine Westphalian minister of environment (2010 - 2017)
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.
Marie-Pierre Gramaglia
Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development of Monaco
The eea is a tool that incentivizes action. It assisted the government in giving more prominence to its commitments toward its climate policies.
Rémy Pagani
Former 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
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!