Why are local governments key to community energy?


Publication date

January 11, 2024

There are so many ways through which local governments can support and kick-off energy communities. From Bulgaria to Belgium, city leaders demonstrate what is possible.

Municipalities can take many different actions to favour the growth of community energy projects in their area. We identified the following main possibilities of intervention:

  • Creating favourable conditions (target setting, procurement or regulations)
  • Providing direct support (from informing to facilitating, mapping or giving access to public sites, but also support in the financing of projects)
  • Joint ownership/management of infrastructure (be part of a community, create a joint utility etc.)

? This full article by LIFE TANDEMS, one of the sister project of LIFE LOOP, sums up some of the great options: https://lifetandems.eu/how-municipalities-can-make-a-difference-in-energy-communities/