Welcome to the European Energy Award

The European Energy Award supports local authorities in establishing interdisciplinary planning approaches and implementing effective energy and climate policy measures through the rational use of energy and increased use of renewable energies. There are more than 1,500 municipalities participating today.

  • On 05-06 November 2018, the eea Annual Event 2018 took place in Baden, near Vienna, Austria. 42 municipalities have been (re)awarded the European Energy Award Gold in 2018. Congratulations!

  • 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.

  • eea News from Serbia:

    Stevica Deđanski, state secretary at the Ministry of Mining and Energy, said during the project's launch conference, that the European Energy Award will be introduced to strengthen municipalities’ capacity for independent energy management with the help of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

  • October 17, 2018:7th National Congress of Sustainable Building: Cit'ergie on TV
    Live from Bati-journal.tv, Anne Rialhe answers questions about Cit'ergie at the 7th National Sustainable Building Congress. Click here to see the interview! (in French)

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.
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!