June 1, 2018 - 13:54

Energy. Between 4 and 8 June another edition of Energy Week will be taking place in the context of European Sustainable Energy Week.

It’s time for another Energy Week, another unique opportunity to make everyone aware of the need to save energy and generate it in a sustainable way.

Barcelona City Council is playing an active part in Energy Week 2018, which is being held from 4 to 8 June to coincide with European Sustainable Energy Week. This campaign aims to raise society’s awareness of energy saving, energy efficiency and power generation.

In the coming years energy consumers will go from playing a passive role to being at the heart of the energy model. A new range of possibilities is opening up that will enable people to produce their own energy, store it, manage it efficiently and even share it with the community. That is the message of the latest Energy Week, which arrives with the slogan “You have the energy, you have the power!”

In Barcelona, we are taking part in global strategies and joining forces to become more resilient and self-sufficient on a local scale, minimising our global impact in order to tackle climate change. The city’s 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 facilities.
  • Energy efficiency and rational energy consumption. Knowing the energy we consume, while achieving minimum energy demand and energy consumption has to the way forward.
  • Energy democracy.People must participate in the city’s energy policies and play an active, responsible role in their own energy consumption, through a rational use of energy, optimising demand and covering that demand with more efficient appliances. We need to put the necessary tools at their disposal to make change possible and real.

As part of European Sustainable Energy Week, various Barcelona organisations and centres are jointly organising visits and activities related to energy efficiency, saving and sovereignty, in order to encourage people to become committed to this cause.

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 Counties (CILMA), Tarragona Provincial Council and Lleida Provincial Council, as well as Barcelona City Council.