Collective energy actions for a faster, inclusive and diverse energy transition
On September 1st, DECIDE held the webinar Beyond energy communities: Collective energy actions for a faster, inclusive and diverse energy transition and took the invited panelists and the audience through a proposed definition of Collective Energy Action.
In the course of the 2.5 years of the project lifetime, DECIDE encountered over 40 different initiatives across Europe. The more the partners explored the social, regulatory and economic aspects of such initiatives, the more it became clear that Europeans find themselves in a great diversity of needs and contexts. In the past years, a lot of work has been (and still is) focused on the new concepts of Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) and Citizens’ Energy Communities (CECs), respectively included in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) and the Internal Electricity Market Directive (IEMD). The definitions unlock the possibility for individuals and communities to take action and to have a more central role in the energy market supporting its transition toward a sustainable system of production and consumption.
Publication Date: 05 Sep 2022