• Power to the people

    In the coming decades, we will face an energy transition. Our energy system will shift from one based on fossil and nuclear fuels to renewable energy, from centralised to decentralised production, and from a system that wastes energy to a system that uses energy in a rational and efficient way. This transition will require a considerable investment that will be paid for by citizens: as consumers, as tax payers or as money savers. Citizens therefore should be at the heart of this energy transition. They should have control of their energy production, transportation, distribution and their energy supply. REScoop.eu strongly believes that renewable energy cooperatives are ideal partners to lead the energy transition to energy democracy. Want to learn more about energy democracy?

  • Collaboration with municipalities

    With the publication of the Sustainable Development Goals - the so called “SDG’s” - back in 2015, the United Nations clearly recognised the role for local authorities in the transition towards a more sustainable future.

     

    To empower cities and communities in taking local climate and energy actions, the Commission also launched the Covenant of Mayors, a growing network of now over 7.000 local and regional authorities from across 57 countries worldwide that offers technical and methodological support to write and implement sustainable energy and climate actions plans.

     

    Unfortunately, lack of technical expertise, insufficient budget and public support stands in the way of a successful implementation of the sustainable energy and climate action plans. And that is exactly where energy cooperatives can come into play. REScoops and municipalities are “natural allies” who both serve the same stakeholder; which is the citizen.

  • Energy Efficiency

    In the REScoop community, we believe in a holistic vision of the energy system. We want to build a local, integrated and responsible energy base where we can live and control our energy simply and collectively. This is why Energy Efficiency is so crucial. Because a Kwh that is not consumed will be cleaner, greener and cheaper than a Kwh that is produced.

     

    At REScoop.eu we believe that Energy Efficiency means energy savings, energy sobriety and energy solidarity. The goal is to achieve an equilibrium between consumption and renewable production. Energy efficiency also means encouraging responsible investments by members so that they can save money on their energy bills (kilowatt/hours), particularly those who are most vulnerable. We believe that cooperative engagement is a way to empower more energy efficient behavior, regardless of wealth.

  • E-mobility

    In the future, electric cars will play a large role in our local electricity grids. Presently, however, we face the challenge of rolling out this technology efficiently in our local communities. We believe by setting up European collaboration around this topic we can find an answer to this challenge that also provides opportunities to all REScoops.

     

    The Mobility Working Group of REScoop.eu has started working intensively together on electric car sharing. We strongly believe that together we can drive the cooperative movement into shared e-mobility.

     

    A new European co-operative Society called "The Mobility Factory SCE" is now being founded, giving REScoops the opportunity to become co-owner of a shared IT platform for carsharing.

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By using our website, you are accepting this policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by sending an email to sara.tachelet@rescoop.eu, by writing to REScoop.eu, Posthoflei 3 bus 3, 2600 Berchem, Belgium, or by giving a call to +32493400935.

Who are we?
REScoop.eu is the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We are a growing network of 1,500 European REScoops and their 1,000,000 citizens. REScoop.eu is a non-profit association under Belgian law (n°0543.579.288). The registered address is Avenue Milcamps 105 - 1030 Brussels – Belgium.

REScoop.eu is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us to ask a question or gain more information about our activities, when you enter the details of a community energy project for the interactive map on our website, or when you subscribe to receive our monthly newsletter.

What type of information is collected?
The personal information we collect might include your name, the organization you work for, the website of that organization, email address, IP address, addresses of community energy projects (map) and information regarding what pages you access on our website, and when.

How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
-	send you a monthly newsletter which you have requested, including information that has a direct link with our network’s activities.
-	send you an invitation for one of our on- or offline events, in case you gave your consent to receive invitations to events, webinars or other REScoop.eu related activities.
-	share specific information with you in case you requested this information (contact form)
-	build a dynamic interactive map that identifies groups or cooperatives of citizens working on renewable energy, energy efficiency, e-mobility, and other energy-related activities across Europe.

Who has access to your information?
We will never sell or lease  your information to third parties. Furthermore, we will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. As part of our work, however, we might carefully share personal information between different parties within the REScoop.eu network, in order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience. We use IT-solutions of third parties such as Mailchimp, Strikingly and Basecamp. Each of those parties has committed to be compliant with the GDPR-regulation .

Links to other websites
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Security
When you give us personal information, we take all necessary steps  to ensure that it’s treated securely, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. 

Your preferences
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. At any time, you are entitled to check and correct your personal data that is stored by our organisation. 
You can change your communication preferences at any time by contacting us by email: sara.tachelet@rescoop.eu  or telephone on +32493400935.

Review of this Policy
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