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Horizon 2020 project COME RES: FFN organises online meeting and round table on "Renewable Energy Communities in Times of Multiple Crises“

News from Nov 14, 2022

The Research Centre for Sustainability organises the final meeting of the COME RES country desk in Germany on Wednesday 23 November 2022 (10:00 to 16:00) titled "Renewable Energy Communities in Times of Multiple Crises". The online event takes place within the framework of the European Horizon 2020 project COME RES, coordinated by FFN. Cooperation partner for the event is the Thuringian Energy and GreenTech Agency.

Dr. M. Rosaria Di Nucci and Michael Krug will present selected results and policy recommendations of COME RES. This will be followed by a discussion on experiences related to energy sharing gained in Italy and Austria as well as of the implementation challanges in Germany. 

The event’s highlight will be a virtual round table with representatives from politics, administration and associations. Participants include Jutta Paulus (European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance), Timon Gremmels (German Bundestag, SPD Parliamentary Group), Markus Gleichmann (Thuringian State Parliament, Group of the Left Party & European Committee of the Regions), Angelika Behlig (Ministry for Energy Transition, Climate Protection, Environment and Nature Schleswig-Holstein), Dr Dörte Fouquet (Becker Büttner Held & European Renewable Energies Federation) and Matthias Golle (Bündnis Bürgerenergie & European Renewable Energies Federation). The round table will be moderated by Dr. Bettina Knothe, consultant for participation-oriented sustainability.

The agenda can be found here. If you would like to participate, please register here by 20.11.2022.

Background: Since September 2020, the Research Centre for Sustainability has been coordinating the Horizon 2020 project COME RES on Renewable Energy Communities (http://come-res.eu). The consortium of 16 partners from 9 countries has been analysing barriers, potentials, business models, examples and transfers of good practice, and has just released a comparative study on the implementation of the EU legal framework for energy communities. The target region in Germany is Thuringia, the model region Schleswig-Holstein. In all partner countries, so-called country desks were set up, informal dialogue forums to discuss project results and current policy issues. So far, the country desk in Germany has met four times. The results can be found here. The project ends in February 2023, the final conference will take place on 31 January 2023 in Brussels.

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