To achieve the goals set in the Paris agreement countries need to ramp up their climate efforts significantly. One of the most significant tools is the decarbonization of the energy system. We already have proven and tested low-carbon solutions that have successfully cut emissions in the energy sector, and they bear significant scale-up potential in other countries too. Decarbonization of the energy system can be done, and countries can learn from each other’s achievements.
Community Energy initiatives in particular, through increasing public acceptance, can play an important and accelerating role in decarbonizing our energy system. In a decentralized and smart energy system, together with renewable energy sources, new technologies such as e-mobility and charging infrastructure are gaining importance. As the nature of this distributed ecosystem poses serious challenges to the network, a coherent approach and level playing field for all energy actors is required.
This event showcases two initiatives promoting the development and scaling up of low-carbon energy solutions: Nordic Green to Scale studies the potential of scaling up existing low-carbon solutions to countries in East Europe and East Africa, while the WiseGRID project aims to provide a harmonization between smarter systems and empowered citizens.
Organised by REScoop.eu, the European federation for Renewable Energy Cooperatives & Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund
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