Community power coalition statement front

Community Power Coalition: vision statement is one of the main drivers of the Community Energy Coalition, a diverse network of like-minded organisations who share a common goal of promotin

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The REScoop municipality approach

This report explains how energy cooperatives can successfully collaborate with local authorities including cities and municipalities. The report describes different forms of collaborations and features case studies.

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Local Energy Communities: a way to bring ‘all Europeans’ along in the energy transition

Regardless of income or home ownership, all citizens should be able to benefit from participating in the energy transition. The ability to invest in energy efficiency or ownership of renewables should not be limited to well off households with enough disposable income. It is indeed vulnerable consumers and consumers experiencing energy poverty that can benefit most from being able to participate. In a number of EU Member States, REScoops (also known as ‘renewable’ or ‘local’ energy communities) already pursue social aims, such as fighting against energy poverty. If supported by EU law and policy, REScoops can further empower vulnerable and low-income households across the EU to be able to share in the benefits of the energy transition.

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Engaging citizens for an energy sober Europe with the REScoops

The European Commission’s proposal of its “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package and its acknowledgement of renewable and local energy communities provides one more step towards empowering citizens to take more responsibility over their energy supply and their consumption. However, in order to promote energy efficiency first through energy communities, the package needs to better recognize the important role that REScoops play in encouraging and empowering behavioural change by citizens in how they use energy, including energy savings.

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REScoop PLUS Behavioral Factsheet

The REScoop PLUS project looked at the drivers of Energy Efficiency with the cooperative members. In this academic process, two separate studies were conducted by our academic partner, the University of Twente. Supported by the cooperatives of the consortium, the University team collected input from cooperative members from all over Europe. The two studies’ results were collected in two effectiveness report

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Effectiveness Report 2: energy savings

This report presents the results of the analysis on the effectiveness of activities of energy supplying European REScoops (Renewable Energy Cooperatives) to influence and help their members to save energy and to invest in renewable energy.

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