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What role will European citizens play in the Green New Deal?


05 Nov 2019 08:00


European Parliament, ASP5E1


Global Europe
Climate & Environment

Event Location


Event Description

In this policy dialogue, the following questions will be addressed;
-          What is the role of Energy Ownership in the Green New Deal?
-          How can we unleash the full potential of community energy in Europe?
-          How do we implement community energy in member states with the Clean Energy for All European Package?
-          What are the major steps to be taken within the next legislative period to boost community energy?
Welcome and introduction to the topic
Community Power Coalition and the Global Renewables Congress
Presentation of Experiences of Renewable Energy Communities
Bob d'Haeseleer, Alderman of Eeklo: The city of Eeklo as a pioneer of the citizen-centred wind ownership model.
Kristian Petrick, eco-union: PROSEU – Prosumers for the Energy Union: First Project Findings and Policy Recommendations
Putting the Clean Energy package into practise in member states.
Josh Roberts,
Reflecting statements from hosting MEPs;
  • Cornelia ERNST (GUE/NGL)
  • Jutta PAULUS (Green EFA)
  • Pernille WEISS (EPP)
Facilitated dialogue- Molly Walsh – Friends of the Earth
Conclusions and next steps
This meeting is initiated by the Community Power Coalition and the Global Renewables Congress and is hosted by a cross-party coalition of MEPs. The Community Power Coalition brings together a diverse network of organisations to demand citizen and community ownership of Europe’s energy system. Our members include cooperative, NGOs, City Networks, renewable trade associations, national associations and national projects. The Global Renewables Congress is a global cross-party platform facilitating peer-to-peer dialogues between and with legislators on the rapid deployment of renewable energy solutions.
Friends of the Earth Europe gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from the European Commission (LIFE programme), the European Climate Foundation, and the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) – who have partially financed this publication. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the authors and cannot be regarded as reflecting the position of any of the funders mentioned above.


PES - Party of European Socialists
Press and Communications Officer
Europe Jacques Delors
(Junior) Policy Analyst Ocean
Cruise Lines International Association
Policy Officer
European Institute of Peace
Research Consultants
International Association for Democracy (IAD)
Lobbying Officer (voluntary)