The Energy Revolution Starts at Home
Civic Engagement | Climate Change
March 14, 2022
Ballroom, EU House at Native
Citizen cooperatives on both sides of the Atlantic work hard to find renewable energy solutions for their communities. Through this cooperation, neighbors, friends, and peers often combine the knowledge and funding needed for such projects.
Learn about some of the initiatives from the EU and United States that are helping communities toward a sustainable future. You can join the energy revolution and fight climate change — right in your backyard.
Featuring opening keynote remarks by video from Clara de la Torre, Deputy Director-General for Climate Action, European Commission.
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Founder, People’s Solar Energy Fund, USA
Lynn Benander is a founder and manager for the People’s Solar Energy Fund (PSEF), a national nonprofit loan fund led by black, indigenous, people of color and low-income leaders.
DR. Dagmara Koska
Deputy Head of Section, Global Issues and Innovation, Counsellor for Energy and Climate, EU Delegation to the US
Dr. Dagmara Koska is the Debuty Head of Global Issues and Innovation Section at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. She oversees climate and energy policies and manages relations between the EU and the US.
President RESCOOP EU, Climate Rebel of the Year, Belgium
Dirk Vansintjan is the President of the European Federation of Citizen Energy Cooperatives, REScoop.eu. He is also a co-founder of the citizen energy cooperative Ecopower that supplies 1.6% of households in the Belgian Flanders with green electricity.
Clara de la Torre
Deputy Director-General for Climate Action, European Commission
Clara de la Torre will give opening keynote remarks by video for the panel “The Energy Revolution Starts At Home”.