Citizens Energy Conference: Making Energy Democracy Happen
Our energy system is outdated in many ways: fossil fuel based and thus unsustainable, technocratic and dominated by a few big market players. But already some decades, citizens are developing the alternative system: renewable, decentralized and democratic. The strong development of renewable energy cooperatives shows us what citizens are capable of, especially when they are supported by a partner state, that develops a stimulating legal framework and offers smart incentives.
How can we strengthen this transition to an energy system of the future?
-Dirk Holemans, coordinator Think Tank Oikos
-Dirk Vansintjan, President REScoop.eu
-Elise Steyaert, local climate cooperation Klimaan Mechelen
-Claire Roumet, Director Energy Cities
-Johan Daenen, Member of Flemish Parliament
Location: IHECS, Priemstraat 15, 1000 Brussels
This conference is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Oikos and with the financial support of the European Parliament.