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Sustainable Energy Week 2024: Europe unites for a sustainable future

14 June 2024

Delegates at event.  Credit: European UnionThe 2024 European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) aimed to act as a catalyst, uniting policymakers, industry leaders, activists, and citizens in a shared vision of a sustainable energy future for Europe. Held from 11-13 June in Brussels, the event was a platform for collaboration and innovation, building momentum for charting a course towards the continent's ambitious climate goals.

Run-up to the conference

Europe stands at a critical juncture in its energy landscape, with the European Commission proposing reforms to redesign power markets, protect consumers from price volatility, and ensure the affordability of clean technologies. While challenges like the reliance on fossil fuels persist in some member states, the European Union is working collectively to overcome barriers and accelerate the energy transition through initiatives like REPowerEU.

  • The revised Renewable Energy Directive (EU/2023/2413) has raised the EU's binding renewable energy target for 2030 to a minimum of 42.5%, up from the previous 32% target, with an as