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Empowered Citizens and Cities Driving the Energy Transition

An official COP24 side event co-organised by The Bellona Foundation and REScoop.eu

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Vienna Room, EU Pavilion, Katowice, Poland

10:30 – 12:00, 14 December 2018

European transport today is almost exclusively fuelled by imported oil, accounts for a quarter of the European Union’s total emissions and is the only sector whose emissions are still on the rise. The shift away from fossil fuel driven private modes of mobility towards shared mobility based on human power and renewable energy sources therefore holds significant promise for the future. The ‘smart charging’ of electric vehicles will be key to enabling them to work in harmony with the grid while accelerating the uptake of self-consumption in residential buildings and lowering costs for consumers.

In a decentralised and smart energy system, together with renewable energy sources, new technologies such as e-mobility and its charging infrastructure are gaining importance. An ambitious and forward-looking EU policy framework will be key to ensuring a coherent approach and level playing field for all actors from national and local policy makers, to industry, and citizens.

AGENDA:

10:30 Frederic Hauge, President, Bellona Foundation

10:40 Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of European Parliament, Socialists and Democrats Group

10:50 Marcin Korolec, Head of Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation in Poland

11:00 Vaiva Indilaite, Project Manager, WiseGrid

11:10 Panel discussion and Q&A (50 mins)

  • Sara Tachelet, Communications Officer, REScoop.eu and The Mobility Factory  
  • Alicja Pawlowska, Head of Mobility Management Unit, City of Gdynia 
  • Wojciech Dziwisz, Business Development Manager, eMobility, ABB

Moderated by Teodora Serafimova, Policy Manager Electro-Mobility, Bellona Europa

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#ElectricCities #EmpoweredCitizens #SmartMobility

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