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Panel discussion “Renewable jobs – jobs in renewables: facts and myths” during the congress organized by the Greens/ EFA in Warsaw

ziemiaThe panel discussion “Renewable jobs – jobs in renewables: facts and myths” is going to take place during the participatory debate about Poland and its future “Citizen’s energy for a good climate” organized by the Greens/ European Free Alliance (Greens/ EFA) in the European Parliament from 15 to 16 November in Warsaw.

What is the aim of this panel? As the organizers wrote:

In the midst of the crisis Europe is in need for new innovative sustainable strategies for jobs creation. For the Greens in Europe, investment in renewable energy is clearly one of the solutions to be implemented. There are many good examples across the EU to follow. Together with the public we will be looking at the solutions which could be applied in Poland and how to unleash the potential of green jobs in Poland.

During the panel discussion I am going to present the potential for jobs creation in the renewable energy sector in Poland as well the German experiences in this field. I am going also to discuss the potential for a transfer of these experiences to Poland.

More information about the panel discussion as well as the whole event is available on the website of the Greens/ EFA.

Article about movements for municipal energy systems in Germany

Energietisch_Berlin-100x100 Published in Zielone Wiadomosci [Green News], 6 June 2013.

Boom energetyki obywatelskiej w Niemczech

W latach 90. w modzie byla prywatyzacja sieci energetycznych, dzis w calych Niemczech przejmuja je firmy komunalne i spoldzielnie. W Hamburgu i Stuttgarcie odbeda sie jesienia referenda w tej sprawie, inicjatywa referendalna zawiazala sie takze w Berlinie.

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Niemcy mawiaja, ze Energiewende zyje zaangazowaniem obywatelskim. Dobrze to rokuje temu obecnie najbardziej ambitnemu projektu transformacji energetycznej na swiecie. Bo Niemcom nie brakuje woli angazowania sie na rzecz wspolnego dobra, jakim jest czyste srodowisko, zwiazana z nim wysoka jakosc zycia, bezpieczenstwo energetyczne oraz transparentny i demokratyczny system energetyczny, ktory nie ogranicza dostepu najmniej zamoznym, a generowane zyski reinwestuje w tym systemie dla dobra jego uzytkownikow.