What role will European citizens play in the Green New Deal

In cooperation with the Community Power Coalition, the Global Renewables Congress holds a Parliamentary Breakfast for Members of the European Parliament on 5th November 2019. In this policy dialogue, the following questions will be addressed;

    • What is the role of Energy Ownership in the Green New Deal?
    • How can we unleash the full potential of community energy in Europe?
    • How do we implement community energy in Member States with the Clean Energy for All European Package?
    • What are the major steps to be taken within the next legislative period to boost community energy?

We would like to invite you to share your experiences from your constituency and get your perspective on how we can support you as legislator to strengthen the role of community energy for a Green New Deal. __________________________ Coffee and Refreshments will be served from 7.45am Agenda: 8.00am Welcome and introduction to the topic Community Power Coalition and the Global Renewables Congress 8.10am Presentation of Experiences of Renewable Energy Communities

            • Bob d’Haeseleer, Alderman of Eeklo: The city of Eeklo as a pioneer of the citizen-centred wind ownership model.
            • Kristian Petrick, eco-union: PROSEU – Prosumers for the Energy Union: First Project Findings and Policy Recommendations

8.40am Putting the Clean Energy package into practise in member states. Josh Roberts, REScoop.eu 8.55am Reflecting statements from hosting MEPs;

            • Cornelia ERNST (GUE – NGL)
            • Jutta PAULUS (Green EFA)
            • Pernille WEISS (EPP)

9.10am Facilitated dialogue- Molly Walsh – Friends of the Earth 9.40am Conclusions and next steps 9.45am Closing __________________________ This meeting is initiated by the Community Power Coalition and the Global Renewables Congress and is hosted by a cross-party coalition of MEPs. The Community Power Coalition brings together a diverse network of organisations to demand citizen and community ownership of Europe’s energy system. The Global Renewables Congress is a global cross-party platform facilitating peer-to-peer dialogues between and with legislators on the rapid deployment of renewable energy solutions. We would be honored to receive your registration and remain at your disposal for any further questions you may have. For any further questions, please contact Molly Walsh or Anna Skowron.


November 5, 2019


8:00 to 10:00 in room ASP5 E1 for all participants from outside: meeting at 7:40 at entry Rue Wiertz 60, European Parliament, Brussels

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Invitation - What role will European citizens play in the Green New Deal

This event is by invitation only, please contact one of the organisers.