In this episode, two energy experts based in the East of France join me to share their plans for an energy community in the city of Besançon. Together, they want to operate energy production in an entirely different way and, what’s most important, boost the involvement of citizens. It is exciting to see how well the city and the private sector perspective converge!
We did a virtual travel to Ilioupoli, a sub-urban municipality in the Athens area. We wanted to meet Thanos Katsonis who works for the local government of Ilioupoli, and Chris Vrettos is driving force of the social cooperative Electra Energy. They are just about to kick-start a community power organisation. How will they work collaboratively to increase the number of prosumers in Greece and – who knows – to bring other good things to the local community? Thanos could not be there for the intervie, but Chris tells us how they push for a citizen energy culture and the steps necessary to achieve this.
How ready are the Czech Republic and its residents for this new type of energy generation? In this conversation,Tereza and Miloslav lead us through the complexity of decentralized and citizen-driven energy in Czech Republic.
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LocalRES project will deploy innovative local energy systems driven by renewable energy communities for a fair energy transformation that puts renewable energy into the hands […]
Sustainable Collective Citizen Action for a Local Europe (SCCALE) 20-30-50 intends to bring Europe closer to its citizens by fostering the creation of energy communities, […]
While 10% of European citizens suffer from energy poverty and policy solutions remain scarce, six cities around Europe have decided to design urban programmes that may serve as blueprint for others.