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International Day of Cooperatives: Power to the People

International Day of Cooperatives: Power to the People

Friday, 5 July 2013

On the eve of the United Nations International Day of Co-operatives (July 6) organisations are calling for an urgent transformation towards a more socially and environmentally friendly energy system.

Climate Alliance, Cooperatives Europe, Ecopower, Friends of the Earth Europe, and REScoop.eu are asking European Union decision makers to pave the way for a clean energy revolution led by citizens.

Community-owned renewable energy schemes can bring wide ranging benefits. These include increased public acceptance for renewables, stronger communities, reduced energy consumption, green jobs and reduced CO2 emissions. The groups believe that legally binding targets are the best way to achieve the desired increase in community energy across Europe.

Read the whole press release and minibriefing below.

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