REScoop.eu supports the energy transition to a decentralized, renewable, efficient, clean and sustainable energy system with citizens at its core. We refer to the energy transition as “the energy transition to energy democracy.” We believe that REScoops are the most appropriate business model to keep this transition fair and affordable for citizens, and to make sure no one is left behind. REScoop.eu follows up on relevant policy issues and organizes regular meetings with European policy makers.
Our policy priorities
As a federation representing REScoops working on renewables, energy efficiency, and other emerging technologies across the EU, our goal is to bring about a European energy market in which:
The benefits that energy communities provide
Because of REScoops’ aims to include and empower all citizens to participate, and their concern for the well-being of the local community, they provide a number of benefits to society, the consumer, the environment, and the energy system as a whole.
A level playing field for energy communities and active customers
We also advocate for a transformation away from existing regulations, rules and policies, which have been designed for a centralized energy system and large energy companies that provide polluting fossil fuels and other inflexible baseload. At the core of this shift towards a more decentralized energy model, we advocate for: