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European REScoops will meet in Frankfurt

Largest citizen energy conference of the year

· Press release,News

Brussels – 29/01/2020

At the end of April, 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.

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.

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For more information

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

Sara Tachelet, Communications Officer | T: +32 4 93 400 935 | Email: sara.tachelet@rescoop.eu

This conference is organised in collaboration with the INTERREG ECCO project.

The positive effects of the project’s activities are possible thanks to financial support from the European Regional Development Fund provided by the Interreg North-West Europe programme.

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