Dissemination of the “Sustainable Energy Financing Platform” in Brussels

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A delegation from RESFARM held a series of meetings with various authorities in Brussels. The aim was to foster the approval of proposals submitted through the “Sustainable Energy Financing Platform”.

COPA has 60 organisation members from the member states of the European Union. This large number of members means COPA can defend both the farmer specific and general interests of the European Union. COPA has always been recognised as the voice of the whole agricultural sector by EU authorities and, as such, RESFARM has considered it vitally important to inform COPA members of the existing legal and administrative obstacles for the implementation of RES on farms and so that other agencies may be informed.

RESFARM representatives have also been in meetings with MEPs of the European Parliament.

Meeting with MEPs and decision-making bodies is essential if support and collaboration is to be found for the diffusion of the platform’s proposals.

It is worth mentioning at this point, a meeting was held with a committee member representing industry, research and energy. It was explained to us that there is a draft Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, in which it is clear some of the platform’s proposals have already been considered.

All this encourages us to continue working hard to achieve the objectives set since this platform’s creation.