An opportunity to empower Europe’s energy citizens

The amendments of the new Renewables Directive are currently discussed by the members of the ITRE (Industry, Research and Energy) Committee. ITRE members are scheduled to vote on these amendments on 28 November 2017.

The European Parliament has an unprecedented opportunity to support the role of citizens in the energy transition. Until now, EU legislation has only referenced citizens as passive consumers of energy. Now, there is a chance to provide citizens with an enabling regulatory framework, supported by a basic set of rights, to give them a solid footing to become active in Europe’s energy market and to contribute to its renewable energy transition.