Launched in 2005 by French ecological and ethical business organizations, Enercoop is a 100% green energy supplier.Based on the cooperative model, Enercoop is able to gather among its members producers and consumers of green electricity as well as key partners; all willing to work together to promote renewable energy and rational energy use.One of the main objectives of Enercoop is to decentralize energy production so as to give every citizen the opportunity to get involved in the energy transition. By supporting the emergence of new local REScoops since 2009, Enercoop is fostering a network of cooperatives within which every citizen can invest and participate. Rooted in the movement of social and solidarity-based economics, Enercoop is also committed to ensure the financial transparency of its activities and to redistribute its financial profit into new RES projects. Enercoop is today the largest supplier of green electricity in France with 8000 members, 13000 clients and more than 50 producers of green energy.
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Julien Noé holds a master degree in Physics of Energy and a master degree in Economy and Politics of Energy from Paris X - CEA de Saclay. While studying, he worked with several NGOs promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. In 2004 he joined the Energy campaign of Greenpeace France.However the opening of the French energy market in July 2004 brought new opportunities that rapidly led him to the creation of Enercoop. He is today Deputy Director of Enercoop.
"The REScoop 20-20-20 project is a great opportunity for us to share information and gather experience from other REScoops in Europe. This project will set up new tools, facilitating the creation of citizen-led initiatives in the renewable energy sector. Moreover, establishing a network and connecting with local communities all across Europe is crucial to set in motion a substantial cooperation between REScoops. For Enercoop, this project is a first step towards a bottom-up energy transition on a European scale."
Physicist and environmental economist (Imperial College London, Sciences Po Paris). After a brief stint in scientific research, Mathieu turned to the development of wind and hydropower projects in Brazil and Portugal, while pursuing research on energy and development issues. As a project manager at CEEETA in Lisbon he contributed to Portuguese climate policy and the EU presidency’s energy program. From 2007 to 2009 he took part in the conception and implementation of Portugal’s wind energy industrial cluster. Since 2009 he heads the Research & Strategy unit as well as the Polish branch of Novenergia, a development and investment fund for the promotion of renewable energy in Southern and Eastern Europe.
"The combination of renewable energy with the bottom-up philosophy of the cooperative movement is the best recipe to fulfill the transformative promise of the energy transition: towards a cleaner, more decentralized and democratic energy system under the control of empowered citizens. RESCoop is both demonstration of the vitality of the renewable energy cooperative model and a powerful tool to help its dissemination in many more regions and countries."
Maëlle Guillou holds a master degree in Public Affairs (Sciences-Po) and recently graduated from University College London in Environment, Science and Society with a master thesis on Governance and Environmental Conservation. After graduating she joined Enercoop in April 2012, and is currently working on the REScoop 20-20-20 project; focusing on the financial aspects of the citizens' projects and on writing the REScoop 20-20-20 Charter.
"The REScoop 20-20-20 project is a real opportunity to share knowledge and best practices on the development of REScoops in different European countries. By identifying the specific issues the citizens are facing during the creation of their RES projects and gathering existing solutions, the partners of REScoop 20-20-20 will be able to support the emergence of new initiatives and the growth of the REScoop model on an European level. The cooperation between REScoops through the REScoop 20-20-20 project is a clear illustration of the power of inspiration carried by the citizen's involvement in the energy transition across Europe."