Barcelona City Council is actively taking part in Energy Week 2017, which is being held from 19 to 25 June, to coincide with European Sustainable Energy Week. This campaign aims to raise society's awareness about energy saving and efficiency.

The main subject of this year's campaign is Catalonia's energy transition: it deals with how to go from our current model of energy consumption and production, which causes pollution and is not very sustainable, to a new model that leads to the empowerment of the general public and renewable energies. This energy transition is based on:

  • Local renewable generation. The general public must become a key player in increasing the generation of local, renewable energy and in promoting self-consumption installations.
  • Energy democracy. The general public must participate in the territory's energy policies and take on an active, responsible role in their energy consumption, through a rational use of energy, optimising demand and covering that demand with more efficient devices. The general public must be provided with the tools they need to make the change possible and real.

In Catalonia Energy Week is organised by the Catalan Institute of Energy (ICAEN), Barcelona Provincial Council, the Towns and Cities Network for Sustainability, Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Girona Provincial Council, the Centre for Local Environmental Initiatives for Girona's Regions (CILMA), Tarragona Provincial Council and Lleida Provincial Council, as well as Barcelona City Council.

In this year's edition, Barcelona City Council and various city bodies and groups are organising a series of activities and visits around the territory.