In this guidebook, the European Citizen Energy Academy has compiled examples of inspiring community energy initiatives where people take action to improve their conditions and the wellbeing of their communities.
A short and engaging start-up guide to empower citizens and guide them on the path to either joining or starting a successful rural energy community.
This guidance provides you with an introduction to rural energy communities and the role of citizens in the energy system. It gives an overview of the current European energy market and explains the concept of energy communities, how they could fit within the system and why they are important.
This Handbook is an action- oriented guide to help islands navigate the transition toward clean energy. It follows a central methodology to cover ideas and projects in all stages of the clean energy transition. It also provides examples of European islands.
This calculator helps you get an understanding how feasible the cultivation of short rotation wood or the harvest of wood from your landscape will be for biomass projects.
Energy Housing Assessment Tool - Providing neutral and easy-to-understand information on energy efficiency for non-experts to facilitate decisions, Integration of data from different administrations that helps decision-making.
This programme includes material relating to citizens finance, energy performance contracting, internal contracting, green bonds, guarantee funds, soft loans, revolving funds, and third party financing.
Clean energy for EU islands published a series of podcasts regarding the story of local communities living on islands and their engagement in the clean energy transition.
This Guide describes the necessary steps for individual self-consumption installations as well as collective self-consumption installations according to Spanish regulation.
This episode illustrates how a very young energy community in Strasburg, in the North-East of France, came into being.
Miloslav Franek from the energy management department of Prague City Hall and Tereza Mc Laughlin Vanova from the Czech Association of Local Energy Managers reflect on the process of setting up the very first Czech energy community in the Czech capital.
What role does the city council play in an energy community? And how challenging is the cooperation between citizens and the administration? Perspectives from Claudia and Sara from Modena, Juan and Javier from Pamplona and Jaqui and Gerard from Strasburg.
During this episode, Prof. Tine de Moor explains why we should cooperate and the challenges she has identified for cooperatives through her research work.
Hear the story about this collaboration between the city of Krizevci and the Green Energy Cooperative, especially around crowdinvesting in solar energy.
The Technology solutions booklet provides an overview of energy technologies that are currently commercially available for islands to advance in their clean energy transition.
Mainstreaming Community Energy: Is the Renewable Energy Directive a Driver for Renewable Energy Communities in Germany and Italy?
This article examines the transposition in Germany and Italy and compares elements of the respective enabling frameworks.
This report provides an analysis of the financing instruments and of their instrumental adequacy to promote RECs.
This document provides a coherent summary of approaches to communication, information, and intervention campaigns for establishing and shaping Energy Communities and Collective Energy Actions, with a strong focus on the behavioural science perspective.
Structured overview on optimized energy-efficiency interventions for energy communities and collective action
This document serves as an overview for the recommendations to optimize energy-efficiency intervention and information campaigns for energy communities and collective energy actions in the framework of DECIDE and beyond.
The study shows that the European Green Deal could deliver a fairer society and alleviate energy poverty, ensuring that the most vulnerable have access to clean, affordable heating and live in energy-efficient homes.