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Community Energy Municipal Guide

Community Energy Municipal Guide

How can cities increase locally-owned renewable energy production?

01/12/2022

There are many ways local authorities can support community energy and increase locally sourced renewables. This guide provides an overview of the different roles they […]
Interviews
Sufficiency is a serious game

Sufficiency is a serious game

Interview with Hugo Weisbecker (Enercoop) and Julie Mayer (Les Economes)

29/11/2022

In our conversation we set about defining the word “sufficiency” and why it matters so much. Why it is so difficult most of us to change entrenched behaviors? Julie and Hugo do have a passionate and creative response to that. And: they convinced me that serious games are a fantastic way to change people’s mindset.
News
Serock, a pioneer of community energy in Poland

Serock, a pioneer of community energy in Poland

A former landfill turned into a solar plant by local energy cooperative

29/11/2022

Over the past few years, we have reported many stories of #CommunityPower, but it is not very often that we hear about Polish pioneers of […]
News
Updated German Renewables Law offers good prospects for energy communities

Updated German Renewables Law offers good prospects for energy communities

From 2023 German energy communities to be exempted from tendering

25/11/2022

You might remember Ursula and Michael. Or you mightn’t but for sure you know their story: 25 years ago, Ursula and Michael Sladek fought for […]
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Biggest crowdfunded solar power plant in Croatia ready to take off

24/10/2022

“Today we are launching – as far as I know – the biggest collective investment by a local community for the energy transition in Croatia. […]
Interviews
What is an energy citizen? How can we become one?

What is an energy citizen? How can we become one?

Interview with Dr BinBin Pearce (TU Delft) and Margot Vingerhoedt (Ecopower)

11/10/2022

The current energy and cost of living crisis leaves no doubt: we need to create a worldwide movement of citizens who produce, store and manage their own energy. Active energy citizenship can be one way to navigate the complexity of our world. Let’s see whether, together, we can map paths into a future where the individual and “the system” do interact much more.
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The Energy Community Platform: One stop solution for everything about Community Energy

The Energy Community Platform: One stop solution for everything about Community Energy

A new website gathers tools and resources to help energy communities move forward

04/10/2022

Energy communities are putting energy back in the hands of people and building a new energy system that works for all. A brand new website, the Energy Community Platform, gathers tools and resources to help them grow and advance their business.
News
From Stockholm and Brussels to Vienna: a multidisciplinary team co-developed a strategy to reach ambitious energy targets in three Viennese districts
News
Useful brandnew resources on energy poverty

Useful brandnew resources on energy poverty

Overviews, toolkits, business models

30/09/2022

Never before has energy poverty been such a serious threat to so many European citizens as it is now. As local governments prepare themselves and their citizens for a hard winter, we've gathered a collection of recent publications around the topic.
News
Connecting communities to the grid

Connecting communities to the grid

Optimism and openness at the energy community alumni meetup

19/09/2022

While the critical energy supply is driving the news, it makes sense to also look behind the big geopolitical scene. Optimism comes when we see […]

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SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE EU

Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence
SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE is a Horizon Europe project representing the cross-European Centre of Research Excellence for Climate-Energy-Mobility Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH). The project will engage […]

SHAPE-EU

SHAPE-EU

European Affordable Housing Consortium: Sustainable Housing for Social Impact
SHAPE-EU

The European Union has embarked on a challenging journey towards carbon neutrality. A promising approach is district renovation. Renovation at district scale reduces CO2 emissions […]

Energy Communities Repository

Launched by the European Commission, the Energy Communities Repository aims to support and monitor energy communities’ activities across Europe, within the framework of a just […]

Balkan Solar Roofs

Balkan Solar Roofs

Campaigning and training for the production of community-owned energy in the Balkans
Balkan Solar Roofs

This ambitious project will empower three city administrations to enable and inspire 500 new solar roof installations by 2024. The three participating cities are Poreč […]