I will be leading a session on community energy at the PeerValue conference in Amsterdam on September 2-3, 2016.

The session will focus on the role of community energy to build the commons and will take place on Saturday 3rd September between 10:00 and 13:00.

Bring friends and colleagues!

Here is a description of the session:

Empowering People: what chances for community energy ?
How can we promote community-based and -governed renewable energy in the EU ? We want to present the background of energy transition and the role of community energy in the transition. We’d like to focus on policy as part of the enabling environment, with focus on developments in Germany and the Netherlands. Possibly also EU policies/ incentives. In a more workshop oriented part we can share practical experiences, grass root experience from energy cooperatives, having an open discussion focusing on certain questions (e.g., limits & barriers; financing; scaling up).