The European Commission has launched a four-year campaign to promote the use of sustainable energy in the region. It will feature new information sources, including the introduction of annual sustainable energy awards, an annual conference, and a campaign web site. Sustainable energy partnerships are also being introduced, made up of organisations currently involved in or planning to implement projects or programmes that impact on the EU’s energy environment.

The 25-member EU has set targets to increase renewable energy use up to 12% by the year 2010, and to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2020.