REScoop.eu is the European federation of groups and cooperatives of citizens for renewable energy. It is a growing network of 1,500 European REScoops and their 1,000,000 citizens.
Through REScoop.eu, Energy4All wishes to make the voices of the UK community energy initiatives heard in the European energy debate. Citizens, after all, are the ones who will be paying for the transition to a more sustainable energy system. REScoop.eu empowers them and wants to achieve energy democracy. REScoop.eu strongly believes that renewable energy cooperatives are ideal partners to lead this energy transition to energy democracy.
Mark Luntley, Director of Energy4All already regularly attended the REScoop meetings throughout Europe. He says “It is an honour to be part of the REScoop board. I’ve been hugely impressed by the energy, professionalism and shared values of REScoop colleagues across different countries.”
“Energy4All was the pioneering force in the Community Energy sector in the UK and the brainchild of Baywind, the UK’s first ever community-owned wind farm. It is therefore very fitting that Energy4All are supporting REScoop to further develop community-owned energy across Europe.”
Dirk Vansintjan, president of REScoop.eu: ‘We are very happy that Energy4All in the person of Mark Luntley has been voted by the REScoop members as a board member. The experience and best practices Energy4All can offer to starting REScoops across Europe is invaluable.
- For further information, contact Lorraine Bilton, Marketing Co-ordinator, Energy4All - Lorraine@energy4all.co.uk or Tel: 01229 821028.
- Image attached showing REScoop representatives, in Eifel Germany. Taken last year.
Energy4All has grown to become a family of 23 independent renewable-energy co-operatives. Our Co-operatives have 13,250 individual members and have created 30MW of electricity capacity. Energy4All demonstrates the power of co-operation in the renewables sector. We work with communities to develop innovative renewable energy projects, we then raise the funds those projects need to go forward, we bring high-quality project managers to support the construction process and finally we work with directors to help them manage the projects over the long-term.
REScoop.eu is the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We are a growing network of 1,500 European REScoops and their 1,000,000 citizens.
Through REScoop.eu, we wish to make our voices heard in the European energy debate. Citizens, after all, are the ones who will be paying for the transition to a more sustainable energy system. REScoop.eu empowers them and wants to achieve energy democracy.