Press Release - Stockholm, 21 June 2011 

European Energy Review receives Energy Journalism Award
and breaks through the 32,000 barrier

At the 34th International Conference of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) in Stockholm, European Energy Review was presented with the 2010 Award for Excellence in Energy Journalism.

Outgoing President of the IAEE Einar Hope, Professor of Energy Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, handed the Award to Karel Beckman, editor-in-chief of European Energy Review.

The ceremony took place at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm during a Gala Dinner attended by some 300 energy economists from across the world. The event was hosted by Øystein Løseth, CEO of the Swedish energy company Vattenfall.

The annual Award was accorded to European Energy Review ‘in recognition of high standards of quality, coverage, relevance and style, as an independent and internet based publication, which European Energy Review aspires to and has achieved after a relatively short period of operation’, Professor Hope said. He added that ‘it is quite impressive that you already have more than 30,000 subscribers, which is a clear indication that the Review is considered interesting and relevant by its readership and as a valuable source of information on contemporary energy issues, primarily on the European energy scene, but also with a wider international perspective.’

Karel Beckman invited the economists of the IAEE to cooperate with European Energy Review by submitting articles with a direct relevance to policymakers and other stakeholders in the energy sector. ‘The current situation in the global and European energy markets is highly challenging to policymakers’, he said. ‘European Energy Review tries to be a platform for high-quality analyses and debates on the burning issues that confront policymakers. We call on the IAEE’s members to help us in this effort.’

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32,000 barrier

European Energy Review (EER), which was founded in November 2007 by Castel International Publishers in Groningen, is a fully independent online energy journal that publishes original reports written by journalists and energy professionals from across Europe. EER publishes an email newsletter twice a week in which new articles are announced. Registration to the newsletter – which is free and without any obligations – provides full and free access to the website of European Energy Review, which by now contains over 3,000 articles.

This week EER welcomed its 32,000th registered subscriber. EER’s subscriber base has grown consistently since the journal went online at the beginning of 2010. EER’s readership represents a cross-section of policymakers, industry executives, researchers and other energy professionals, from across the world. The website of European Energy Review has attracted some 150,000 absolute unique visitors since its inception last year who together recorded almost 1 million pageviews.

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