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Community Energy pioneers from all over Europe gather in Frankfurt to discuss the ideas of the energy transition without costing the Earth

Largest citizen energy conference of the year

· Press release,News

Brussels – 06/03/2020

From April 23rd to 25th, the European citizen energy network will gather at the DJH Youth Hostel in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) to discuss, network and learn from community energy leaders, and participate in dynamic forward looking workshops. This three days conference is hosted by REScoop.eu in partnership with Bündnis Bürgerenergie e.V (BBEn), DGRV and the INTERREG ECCO project. This year’s conference will focus on the challenges and opportunities for energy communities that come along with the recently adopted Clean Energy for All Europeans package.

Moreover, REScoop representatives from all over Europe will attend the general assembly of REScoop.eu, the European federation of citizen energy cooperatives. The association will there present its annual report and discuss important advocacy issues that affect citizen energy communities at the local level.

Emovia, an organization from the Netherlands that creates awareness for electric cars and car-sharing, has organised on April 22nd a rally to visit this conference by electric car!Teams can start from any place in Europe. They will be followed with a tracking app (www.elektricitijdrit.nl) on their journey to Frankfurt.

"People who visit this conference should do it in a sustainable way: by train or electric car. As we want to create more attention for carsharing, we encourage people to undertake this journey with an electric car, either individually or shared. It is a perfect showcase for the possibility of electric driving." - Tonnie Tekelenburg, chairman of emovia

There are still people who believe that driving long distances with an electric car is not possible or at best a severe headache, but emovia is aiming to prove this as a simple myth and demonstrate that conference-goers from all over Europe can meet up and discuss the ideas of the energy transition without costing the Earth.

About the E-car Rally

The International E-Car Rally is an initiative from emovia, based in the Netherlands with experience in providing people with the latest information surrounding electric vehicles and working with organisations and municipalities who share the same goals.

www.emovia.nl/ecr-frankfurt

About REScoop.eu

Today, REScoop.eu represents over 1500 energy cooperatives who develop and manage jointly owned renewable energy production facilities including wind turbines, solar PV panels and hydro power stations. As a federation we represent the voice of our members towards EU policy makers, foster international collaboration and provide services that help energy cooperatives to run and grow their business. By pushing for community energy at the EU level, REScoop.eu wants to lead the energy transition to energy democracy. All citizens should share in the profits.

www.rescoop.eu
www.citizenenergy2020.eu

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For more information

Stanislas d’Herbemont, project manager | T: +32 493 40 09 32| Email: stan.herbemont@rescoop.eu

Myriam Castanié, press contact | T: +32 484 12 38 40 | Email: myriam.castanie@rescoop.eu

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