Community power: transposition guidance for citizen energy policies

24 May 2020

This paper is a guide for national decision makers who face the task of putting aspects of the Clean Energy Package into their national legislation.

It aims to inform national decision makers about how to transpose parts of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Electricity Market Directive. It focuses specifically on the provisions regarding the newly-established rights of citizens like self-consumption and energy communities, and provides recommendations to be applied when drafting national legislation and regulations.

The transposition of these Directives into national laws is an opportunity to strengthen citizens' rights and genuinely put people at the heart of the energy transition.

This paper was prepared by Friends of the Earth Europe in collaboration with other members of the Community Power Coalition. The coalition is a network of organisations across Europe working together to increase peoples' ownership of renewable energy.