• 14 Oct 2021
    00:30 - 12:30

    How can cities alleviate energy poverty through energy communities and citizen engagement?

    Organiser: Supporters

    Organised by ICLEI, a Covenant of Mayors Supporter. Online Side Event during European Week of Regions and Cities.

    Renewable energy communities can be the solution for reducing energy bills of those affected by energy poverty through innovative financing schemes. Municipalities are already increasingly undertaking tailored actions to engage with and support energy poor citizens. The role of cities in facilitating a more inclusive energy transition is becoming very evident with many examples existing already. This session will focus on how cities are already reaching out to vulnerable citizens and support them through energy communities. The session will seek to inspire through concrete examples why renewable energy communities specifically are a powerful tool for citizen engagement and energy poverty alleviation actions.

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