REScoop.eu is the European federation of renewable energy cooperatives. We are a growing network of 1,500 European energy cooperatives and their 1,000,000 citizens. Through REScoop.eu, they wish to make their voices heard in the European energy debate. Citizens after all are the ones who will be paying for the transition to a more sustainable energy system. REScoop.eu empowers them and wants to achieve energy democracy.
With the energy co-ops Ecopower, Courant d’Air, Enercoop, Energy4All and Som Energia, we participated in REScoop MECISE, a project under the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission that linked renewable energy projects to energy efficiency and fostered collaborations with cities and municipalities.
In this international conference we will highlight the main project results and showcase successful examples of how cooperatives can take action on renewables, energy efficiency and how they can team up with local stakeholders such as cities, municipalities and citizens. We will be presenting two innovative financing models that can mobilise citizens from across Europe to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.