After the successful forum last year with over 150 attendees (more information here) the Right to Energy coalition is excited to host this year’s forum online to make it widely accessible and safe for all attendees. is happy to attend the forum and will actively contribute in a few sessions sharing best practices from the network.

Sessions with

Who pays and who benefits in the energy transition?

Wednesday — 11:30 - 12:30


Facilitated by Louise Sunderland (Regulatory Assistance Project)

Join Louise and colleagues from the fields of poverty and social exclusion, housing and community energy to identify opportunities in EU and national policy to ensure that the energy transition is fair.

Louise will share insights from her work assessing who pays for and who benefits from energy transition policies paid for through energy bills – summarised in the Right to Energy Coalition’s Who’s to pay? Splitting the bill for a just energy transition briefing.

Louise is joined by Clotilde Clark-Foulquier of FEANTSA, Mathias Maucher of the European Anti-Poverty Network and Stanislas d’Herbemont of who will contribute their perspectives on the most impactful areas of focus to ensure a fair energy transition.

Share your thoughts on how we can shape European policy to be more fair and on local or national initiatives that deliver clean energy transition benefits or reduce costs for the least well off.

Community energy ownership: Local and democratic solutions to energy poverty

Thursday — 14:00 - 15:00


Facilitated by Molly Walsh and Susann Scherbarth (Friends of the Earth Europe)

This panel discussion will explore the importance of renewable energy ownership as a socially just and democratic solution to energy poverty. Key themes include energy democracy and clean energy transition.

Panellists include and Repowering London.

Translation: French

About the Forum

As energy poverty rates soar due to Covid-19 and volatile weather increases, it is more important than ever to unify a strong movement to end energy poverty across Europe. The most vulnerable continue to be the most affected by energy poverty: low-income families, single-parent households, the elderly and people of colour. Energy access is a social justice issue.

This Forum is an opportunity to explore possibilities, gain practical skills, share stories and discuss challenging questions. It is free of charge to all attendees.

We encourage participants to attend at least 3 sessions over the conference to gain a holistic understanding of the issues.