Community energy across Europe—making it happenScotland House, Rond-Point Schuman 6, Brussels
EU and national policy makers, RES industry
We urgently need to change our energy system into one powered by renewable energy to end our dependency on fossil fuels and the harm they are doing to peoples, our climate and our environment. By putting communities and citizens at the heart of a shift to renewable energy we can achieve a transition more quickly, fairly and with added benefits.
All over Europe communities and citizens are already producing community owned renewable energy. However, many barriers still need to be tackled, such as the lack of political will for a transition towards renewables, and financial and legal obstacles to community owned projects.
The conference focused on the following topics:
Successful community renewable energy projects
Legislative challenges across Europe
Financing in Central and Eastern European countries
Renewable energy cooperatives (REScoops) and financing
Pictures from the day can be viewed on flickr here
Organised by: Community Power, REScoop 20-20-20
Location details: Scotland House, Rond-Point Schuman 6, Brussels
Event website: http://www.managenerg...
Name: Mrs Rita Mergner