Lunch at SocialRES – Hot topic: energy transition, energy community, energy democracy

Lunch at SocialRES – Hot topic: energy transition, energy community, energy democracy

ENERGY - 09 June 2022

SocialRES hosted a series of live webinars to talk about energy democracy and its importance in meeting Europe’s decarbonisation goals

Today, more than ever, we are urgently called upon to make our contribution to mitigate global warming and ensure, at the same time, energy democracy and independence.

SocialRES projects presented a series of webinars to tackle the main topics around energy democracy and social innovation. With the support of our partners, we discussed energy communities, business models and real case studies.

All webinars were recorded and here you can watch them again.


Here is the complete list, feel free to watch the most interesting one:

Business models for energy democracy with Iban Lizarralde, ESTIA and Silvia Caneva, WIP

Behavioural aspects of energy democracy with Eleanor Denny, TCD and Silvia Caneva, WIP

Energy democracy: policy framework with Andreas Schneller, adelphi and Silvia Caneva, WIP

Knowledge’s hub for energy democracy with Elisabeth Schmid, ICONS and Silvia Caneva, WIP

How do we consume electricity? with Sofia Mulero, CARTIF and Silvia Caneva, WIP

How can social innovations mitigate global warming? Outcomes from COP26 with Jung Lin, Lake Constance Foundation and Silvia Caneva, WIP


Our case studies: 

Crowdfunding to fund the local government to Net Zero  (UK) with Karl Harder, Abundance and Silvia Caneva, WIP

Two approaches to democratizing the energy transition (Portugal)  with Nuno Brito Jorge, GoParity and Silvia Caneva, WIP

Citizen financing for PV investments in Croatia with Josip Beber, Green Energy Cooperative and Tijana Šimek, REGEA

How to foster collective energy transition in urban and rural areas (Spain) with María Regidor, Energética Coop and Silvia Caneva, WIP

A new energy short route in the Basque Country with Iban Lacoste, I-ENER and Silvia Caneva, WIP

 The role of local grid tariffs in accelerating the social green energy transition with Alexandru Costeniuc, Tractebel

Energy democracy – the value of exchange and cooperation with Volker Kromrey, Lake Constance Foundation