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29 September 2022 | 11:30 To 13:00

Stronger together: community-based renewable energy projects for a just and green transition


As part of the European Sustainable Energy Week, this Policy Conference on 29 September, 11:30 - 13:00, will focus on local communities, which are crucial to step up EU’s energy transition. The session reviews the benefits & pitfalls connected to the deployment of energy communities and how these can empower end-users & ensure energy supply.


  • Marisol Oropeza, Business and Marketing Strategist

Speakers are:

  • Adela Tesarova, Head of Unit for Consumers, Local Initiatives, Just Transition in DG ENER at European Commission
  • Dries Vleugels, Sustainable Development Advisor at the City of Leuven
  • Heleen Schockaert, Project Manager at
  • Ina Berzina-Veita, Member of the Board of Ltd. Salaspils Siltums and President of the Latvian Association of Heating Companies
  • Josh Roberts, Senior Policy Advisor at
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