Europe’s Energy Crisis: Can Community Energy Be A Solution?

Patagonia x Together Films We the Power Speaker Series

We’re excited to be teaming up with Patagonia to launch a new speaker series focusing on community-owned energy as one potential solution to Europe’s energy crisis!

In the UK, higher energy prices are poised to push an estimated 2 million additional households into fuel poverty, taking the total to 6 million, the highest level of fuel poverty in more than 25 years. What’s happening in Britain is playing out across Europe and there’s growing acknowledgement that it didn’t have to be this way. As energy bills skyrocket across the continent, can community-owned energy provide the answer we need?

Featuring experts such as Alice Aedy and Jolyon Rubinstein, the We the Power speaker series will focus on Patagonia’s short film of the same name, and will bring together leading experts in climate action across a series of free events between April 21st – June 5th.

The We the Power campaign asks European citizens to imagine a new energy system, moving away from big, extractive energy monopolies, controlling the systems of power and money, while exacerbating the climate crisis. In place of this outdated and damaging model is one of local, community-owned, renewable energy production, that is socially innovative and economically beneficial to local communities. 

Here’s the full schedule of events.

Whether you join one or all of these events, we’d love to see you there and hope you can join the conversation! Check back for ongoing updates as more events are added.

APR
21
7PM
BST
Earthrise x Energy Garden
ft. Alice Aedy & Agamemnon Otero
Instagram Live
@patagoniaeurope
View replay.
APR 251PM
BST
Patagonia x Energy Garden
ft. Alexander Beasley & Agamemnon Otero
Twitter Spaces
@patagoniaeurope
View replay.
APR 261PM
CET
Solar for Schools Germany x EWS-Schönau & Bündnis Bürgerenergie
ft. Matthias Schmuderer, Sebastian Sladek, & Krisztina André
Facebook Live
@patagoniaeurope
View replay.
APR 276PM
CET
Solar for Schools Spain x Somenergia Coop & Energy Garden
ft. Mike Marques, Nuri Palmada, & Agamemnon Otero
Facebook Live
@patagoniaeurope
View replay.
APR 284PM
BST
Solar for Schools UK x Power for People & Energy Garden
ft. Wendy Litherland, Steve Shaw & Agamemnon Otero
Facebook Live
@patagoniauk
View replay.

MAY
3

7PM
BST
Jolyon Rubinstein x Power for PeopleInstagram Live
@patagoniaeurope

View replay.

Did you know you can host your own screening of We The Power for free? 

Sign up below and get resources to help start the conversation in your community.

https://togetherfilms.org/we-the-power-host-a-screening/

Follow up on Social Media: 

Facebook: @patagonia / Instagram: @patagoniaeurope / Twitter: @patagoniaeurope

Join The Conversation: 

#WethePower #CommunityEnergy #EnergyCrisis

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