Renewable energy Community-owned renewables can move Europe away from dirty fossil fuels

19 December 2018

How we won a climate game-changer

A new horizon is opening for energy ownership and democracy in Europe. After a five-year-long campaign for community energy, pioneered by Friends of the Earth Europe, communities and households have won new EU rights to generate, consume and sell their own renewable energy.

8 October 2018

Today's stark Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the impacts of 1.5°C of global warming shows Europe's addiction to fossil fuels must come to an end, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.

Jagoda Munić, Director of Friends of the Earth Europe said:

Faced with the threat of catastrophic climate change it is essential that Europe shifts to fossil-free renewable energy. Technology now available makes a 100% renewable energy system viable.

Cities, energy citizens, communities, and cooperatives are at the vanguard of Europe’s energy transition, and are already benefiting from running their own energy resources all over Europe. Putting people at the heart of renewable schemes is the best way to bring about the fossil free transition we need.

 

 

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