To ensure local communities can develop their own renewable energy, it will be essential to simplify and reduce existing hurdles to permitting and other administrative procedures that often delay or prevent the realization of community renewable energy production projects. In our response to the European Commission's consultation on its forthcoming Recommendation for Permitting Guidance for Renewables we lay out how it can empower citizens and their local communities to help make the REPowerEU Plan a success.

Below you can find the position paper that we produced in response to the Commission's open consultation and the questionnaire response that we submitted. Our response to this consultation was developed based on input that we received from our national members on challenges related to permitting, repowering and entering into Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). For answers to the consultation questionnaire that exceeded the character limit imposed by Europa Portal, we included them in an annex at the end of the position paper.