:: Making energy services illustrative: Search for Europe’s best energy journalists

  • Berliner Energieagentur and eu.ESCO bestow the European Energy Service Media Award (EESMA) for outstanding journalistic contributions on the subject of energy services for the first time.

  • The Award is remunerated with 3,000 Euro and honours journalistic contributions in print-media, radio, TV/film and internet.

  • Applications are received by Berliner Energieagentur until the 16th of May 2010.


Berlin, 17th of March 2010 – For the first time the Berliner Energieagentur bestows the European Energy Service Media Award to journalists who address the subject of energy services, e.g. Energy Performance Contracting, in an outstanding way. They must distinguish themselves because of the generally understandable way in which this complex theme is treated. The European Association of Energy Service Companies (eu.ESCO) awards the best work with a prize money of 3,000 Euro. Until the 16th of May 2010, applications are received by Berliner Energieagentur, the initiator of this competition in the framework of the European Energy Service Initiative (EESI).

The EU wishes to better tap the possibilities and potentials of energy services in the future and has therefore brought to life the European Energy Service Initiative in 2009. Considering the depletion of non-renewable resources and global climate change, new solutions for energy supply become increasingly important. Energy service companies (ESCOs) in Europe are already showing that energy efficiency and profitability do not contravene. Innovative Energy Performance Contracts can reduce energy consumption of buildings by 25 percent and more. The Journalists Award, bestowed now for the first time in the framework of the EU-Initiative, honours the performance of engaged journalists, which popularise and illustrate the subject of energy services to the large public and specialized audience. Every journalist in the European Union who has published a contribution on energy services in a print- or online-media, in radio or television in 2009, can take part in this competition. The decisive criteria for choosing the best contribution are especially its general comprehensibility and the quality of the content.

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