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Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency News

Mar 2017

REScoops can apply for the Good Practice of the Year award 2017.

Yesterday REScoop participated in the INSMART project’s final conference and learnt from its findings and lessons on new methodology for smarter energy planning

Yesterday REScoop.eu attended the “Alternative green city financing through participatory budgeting and crowdfunding” event organised by the city of Wroclaw and ICLEI.

A short summary of yesterday's event “Clean Energy for all Europeans. What’s hot and what’s not for consumers” organised by BEUC.

Find out how our Italian member SEV saves energy.

Find out how the Danes engage citizens in saving energy

Do you or your REScoop have an amazing project in renewable energy or efficiency? You still have time to apply for the EU Sustainable Energy Week Awards.

REScoop.eu is happy to announce that the Italian REScoop Retenergie has joined the federation.

Feb 2017

We are looking for a web developer who can make a website for the REScoop MECISE project. 

Through REScoop MECISE the European federation of REScoops intends to develop a European fund. 

Want to learn more about our latest activities? 

On the 14th of February 2017 the German cooperative umbrella organisation - and REScoop.eu member - DGRV, organised its annual 'congress on the cooperative energy transition’ in Berlin.

The EU Parliament recognises the role of REScoops to exemplify the EU's switch from fossil and nuclear fuel to renewable energy. 

An interesting article about REScoop.eu was included in the latest edition of the Horizon magazine. 

The presentations of our conference in Eupen are now available.

About 65 representatives of cooperatives, policy makers and local authorities joined our workshop on financing energy efficiency in public buildings.   

Jan 2017

Last week REScoop.eu attended the Assises Européennes de la Transition Energetique 2017 in Bordeaux (France). 

Our Belgian member Ecopower shared their first experiences in REScoop Plus, a project on energy savings.

Over 230 people joined us in Eupen (Belgium) yesterday to learn how local actors can take up a role in the energy transition.

REScoops gathered in Eupen (Belgium) this week to discuss the progress of REScoop MECISE.

Give it up for Jurarscic who recently joined our federation!

The CITYnvest project recently published a series of interviews with representives of European cities and municipalities. Eeklo in Belgium is one of them. 

Dec 2016

On February 1st, 2017 the Citizenergy project will award the best project of the year at the European Parliament in Brussels.

 

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies and Mutuo recently launched a report with their vision on a cooperative society.

 

Through "Ecotraject", our Belgian member Ecopower is helping its members to initiate energy retrofits in their private houses.

REScoop.eu launched its latest newsletter with a first impression of the "Winter Package".

Oct 2016

Our Belgian member REScoop Wallonie has launched a campaign to show the importance of renewable energy cooperatives in the French speaking region of Belgium. 6 videos will be...

In the light of the upcoming revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), REScoop.eu and six other leading European associations are calling for a change in the way...

Sep 2016

REScoop.be and Coopkracht organised a local workshop...

Various REScoops have gathered in Utrecht (NL) to attend the REScoop Plus project meeting.

Aug 2016

REScoop.eu will participate in the Climate Chance Summit 2016 in Nantes (France) on September 26th. 

REScoop.eu will participate in the CITYnvest workshop in Brussels on October 12th. 

REScoop.eu will be one of the speakers at the 15th anniversary colloquium for FEBEA, the European federation for ethical banks.

If you wish to be part of the future of European energy, here is your chance. We are looking for new teammates to join us at REScoop.eu, the federation of renewable energy cooperatives. Please...

As Europe is working on a new energy market design, REScoop.eu has developed some important advocacy points. 

Jul 2016

We are happy to welcome Stan d'Herbemont as our new team member.

Jun 2016

REScoops help local municipalities to take action on energy efficiency in public buildings.

REScoop.eu has launched another RES-Scoop newsl alert.

Human Energy is looking for funds to finance a movie about REScoops!

 

REScoop.eu is happy to welcome Energia Positiva amongst its members.

May 2016

Hoe kunnen we commons organiseren, zodat ze geen voorbijgaand fenomeen zijn, maar duurzame instituties waarmee burgers aan de toekomst bouwen?

The CICOPA Danish member Kooperationen is already planning its second conference for community-owned renewable energy cooperatives, which will be organised together with the...

REScoop representatives from all over Europe are gathering in San Sebastian (Spain) this week to attend the general assembly of REScoop.eu, the European federation for...

 June 15th (09:00-10:30) - REScoop.eu, WISE Power, Greenpeace and the EU Commission will host a high-level policy conference at the EU Sustainable Energy Week.  

The environment agency ADEME published a report about community-owned RES projects in France.

Coopernico, a Portuguese pilot project that we supported under the REScoop 20-20-20 project, is nominated for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2016.

Apr 2016

REScoop.eu has published another news alert.

The Balkan Green Energy News wrote an interesting article on how to finance EE in the Balkan region.

The head of DG Energy was thankful for the valuable contribution of REScoop.eu and it's members to the new RED.

Our President (Dirk Vansintjan) will represent REScoop.eu at the Eurelectric Conference in Vilnius (Lithuania).

Mar 2016

Our president Dirk Vansintjan will represent REScoop.eu in a subplenary session on how to finance the civic economy and local value chains.

Workshop addressing the potential for a roll-out of community energy in Warsaw (Poland).
 

Download presentations of CO-POWER dissemination event on “Community energy across Europe".

March 2016 a delegation of the European Commission visited a REScoop project in Asse (Belgium). 

What drives the development of community energy in Europe?

You can nominate now!

REScoop.eu launched its new website – www.rescoop.eu.

Feb 2016

REScoop.eu has applied for 2 time slots at the next EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels.

Inspiring article about who will take control of our future energy system. The article is only available in Dutch.

REScoops are invited to apply for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards by March 9th, 2016.

Jan 2016

The energy rebels from EWS have been awarded in Germany.

The Exective Agency for SME's (EASME) of the European Commission has started a campaign to look for more consumer experts in the field of sustainable energy.

Dec 2015

Renewable energy cooperatives are groups of citizens that organise themselves to collectively take action on renewable energy or energy efficiency. A closer look at existing...

Inspiring renewable energy cooperatives are described in the report

In 2015 REScoop.eu organised a succesful policy seminar in Brussels.

REScoop.eu succesfully organised a policy seminar in Luxemburg.

REScoop 21 in Paris

Oct 2015

Sep 2015

Welcome to RES-scoop, the news alert of the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We will regularly send small updates like this to all people interested in how...

Jul 2015

Feb 2015

Our President (Dirk Vansintjan) inspired French and Europena policy makers at "Assises Européenne de la Transition Energétique" in Dunkerque.

Nov 2014

In Belgium 50.000 local citizens join forces to produce renewable energy.

Aug 2014

Let us inspire you with footage of our study visit to Copenhagen and Bornholm (Denmark).

Jul 2014

Let our President (Dirk Vansintjan) show you why REScoops are important.

May 2014

Welcome to RES-scoop, the news alert of the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We will regularly send small updates like this to all people interested in how...

Dec 2013

Join the discussion on community owned renewable energy projects

Sep 2013

See how REScoops in the region of Bolzano (Italy) have adapted to the local circumstances.

Aug 2013

REScoops are gaining the attention from the academic world. See what researchers think about our business model.

Jun 2013

Welcome to RES-scoop, the news alert of the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We will regularly send small updates like this to all people interested in how...

Welcome to RES-scoop, the news alert of the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We will regularly send small updates like this to all people interested in how...

May 2013

Welcome to RES-scoop, the news alert of the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We will regularly send small updates like this to all people interested in how...

Mar 2013

Welcome to RES-scoop, the news alert of the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We will regularly send small updates like this to all people interested in how...

Welcome to RES-scoop, the news alert of the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We will regularly send small updates like this to all people interested in how...

Jan 2013

Dec 2012

Join our platform and help us grow the community

Nov 2012

Welcome to RES-scoop, the news alert of the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We will regularly send small updates like this to all people interested in how...

Oct 2012

Welcome to RES-scoop, the news alert of the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We will regularly send small updates like this to all people interested in how...

Sep 2012

Welcome to RES-scoop, the news alert of the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We will regularly send small updates like this to all people interested in how...

Jun 2012

Get inspired by the leading example of Som Energia, a Spanish REScoop with over 25.000 members.

May 2012