The Roger Léron Award aims to acknowledge a long-standing overall contribution to sustainable energy (not a single project) at the regional and / or local level, in Europe, by an individual or organisation.
Indeed, regional and local levels of governance play a central role in energy and climate issues, through their responsibility for many policy areas (energy, transport, housing,…), their proximity to citizens, their thorough knowledge of the territory, and their greater flexibility than national governments. Their concrete contributions on the ground are adding up to reduce Europe’s dependence on foreign energy, ensure Europe’s security of energy supply, and prevent further impact on our climate.
The winner (an individual or an organisation) will receive the trophy at a ceremony on 15 June p.m. in Brussels (Save The Date!) at the magnificent “Palais des Académies”, during EUSEW (European Sustainable Energy Week).
The Award is named in memory of Roger Léron, a pioneer of regional energy development in Europe and one of the FEDARENE founders who also served as its President for over a decade (1995-2007). Deeply rooted in local and regional development, he had a far-reaching vision for greater European sustainability..