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Sustainability and the Power Grid 

Brussels, 29 September 2016 

At this year’s 6th European Grid Conference on 29 September in Brussels, the Renewables Grid Initiative will look at three different dimensions of the power grid: society, economy and the environment.

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  • How can grid investments have a social dimension?
  • How can communities affected by new grid infrastructure benefit economically?
  • How can biodiversity and nature profit from new and existing power lines?

These and other questions will be addressed by distinguished speakers, including Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission; Joseph P. Kennedy II, President and Founder of Citizens Energy Corporation; and Dominique Ristori Director General of DG Energy.

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About the European Grid Conference

At the European Grid Conference high-level decision-makers including grid operators and members of civil society, industry and politics convene annually in Brussels. Major societal, political and technological developments in the electricity sector are discussed. It was initiated in 2011 by the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI).

About Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)

The Renewables Grid Initiative is a unique collaboration of NGOs and TSOs from across Europe. We promote transparent, environmentally sensitive grid development to enable the further steady growth of renewable energy and the energy transition.

CAN Europe is a member of RGI.

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