In the backdrop of what’s set to be another record-breaking year for global temperatures, the EU27 Member States are currently revising their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), due by the 30th of June 2024. These plans will function as concrete roadmaps for the practical implementation of the EU’s medium- and long-term climate goals.

The European Community Power Coalition has undertaken the effort to assess the (draft) revised National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), which are comprehensive strategies for Member States to contribute to the EU’s Climate ambition.

These plans are crucial for delivering the EU Commission’s Energy and Climate objectives and should acknowledge and adequately promote energy communities as key actors to accelerate a just, democratic, and equitable transition.

In our assessment, the Coalition revisits the four requests outlined in a letter sent to the Commission in October 2023, evaluating the extent to which Member States are actively supporting the development of community energy initiatives. We urge all Member States to provide adequate targets and long-term supportive measures for self-consumption and energy communities in their final NECPs.

Read our briefing to find out best-practices in the current draft of the revised NECPs, which Member State is a front runner and who is lagging behind.