28 May 2019

Most EU member states positively acknowledge renewable energy communities in their draft National Energy and Climate Plans and some commit to boosting community renewables. However, for most EU countries, they do not match this acknowledgment with concrete policies or measures to support energy communities. As they finalise their plans by the end of 2019, there is room for all countries to improve the level of detail and clarity of their plans to support energy communities.

14 February 2019

This booklet explains how new EU renewable energy legislation could be used to unleash a wave of fossil-free community energy across Europe.

Bringing examples from across Europe, it shows how the new EU renewable energy directive - which enshrines new rights for communities, local authorities and citizens to generate and sell their own energy - can help to remove barriers to community renewables. It gives practical steps and resources for action.

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