June 12, 11.30-1pm CET – Supporting energy communities in tackling energy poverty and gender inequality: skill up!
This webinar offers the opportunity to discuss how energy poverty can be tackled by increasing inclusivity and skills. Speakers will address ways to strengthen inclusion by combining efforts led by municipalities, energy suppliers, civil society organisations and citizens. Experiences from working on the ground with women and vulnerable groups will be brought forward, identifying barriers and opportunities for policy making and enhanced action to alleviate their energy poverty.
11.30-11.35 – Welcome by Eleni Kanellou, POWERPOOR Coordinator and PhD Candidate, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
11.35-11.40 – Keynote speaker – Véronique Marx, Team Leader Just transition and Energy poverty, Unit Consumers, Local Initiatives, Just Transition DG Energy, European Commission
11.40-12.05 – How to include vulnerable consumers, reduce the burden of energy costs and tackle energy poverty
Moderator: Eleni Kanellou
- Véronique Marx, Team Leader Just transition and Energy poverty, Unit Consumers, Local Initiatives, Just Transition DG Energy, European Commission
- Anamari Majdandžić, Senior Expert at Društvo za oblikovanje održivog razvoja (DOOR)
- Aitor Ossa Rissanen Kontaktua, GOIENER
- Agnieszka Filipiak, Kelso Institute Europe (description of the “Assisted CSOP” in Slupsk, Poland)
- Giulia Torri, Innovation Responsible, Km0
12.05-12.10 – Q&A
12.10-12.35 – Women as agents of change to drive a clean energy transition
Moderator: Eleni Kanellou
- Sonja Klingert, University of Stuttgart, EU Projects RENergetic & DECIDE
- Katharina Habersbrunner, WECF
- Alice Corovessi, Managing Director at INZEB
- Monika Bucha, Kelso Institute Europe
12.35-12.45 – Video-testimonials of the W4RES project
12.45-12.50 – Q&A
12.50-13.00 – Closing remarks by Eleni Kanellou, POWERPOOR Coordinator and PhD Candidate, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
June 12, 2-4pm CET – A policy roadmap to unlock the community bioenergy in the European Union
Bioenergy communities across Europe are increasing in numbers, offering potentials for replacing fossil fuelled heat while opening the path for an ambtious, fair, and democratic energy transition. This workshop seeks to discuss the EU-level policy steps that are needed in order to support and promote energy communities. We will pay particular attention to the relationship between energy communities and energy poverty alleviation, as well as the various legal, technical, economic and regulatory challenges that they face in relation to EU policy.
The workshop will feature speakers and stakeholders from think tanks, advocacy groups and the bioenergy sector itself, offering participants to hear the latest developments in policy and legislation, and provide input towards the development of a joint roadmap that will be presented to EU decision-makers.
- Irene di Padua, Bioenergy EU
- Josh Roberts, RESCoop
- Vanessa Gallo, FIPER
- Birger Lauersen, Danish District Heating Association
- Diana Süsser and Stefan Bouzarovski, IEECP