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DECIDE - Factsheet 1 - Benefits of Renewable Energy Communities from a local government perspective

Renewable Energy Communities and Collective Energy Actions have a great potential to trigger substantial positive impacts for individuals as well as their communities. This Factsheet aims to present the many possible benefits of these joint activities for the perspective of the local government that can therefore leverage such initiatives to tackle local issues or simply improve the life quality in their jurisdiction.
These benefits are here divided in social, environmental, financial and political benefits but this clustering should not be considered neither a comprehensive list, nor a rigid division. The values that such community-driven initiatives can bring are in reality very much interlinked with each other, supporting a set of principles that relates with community empowerment and energy transition.

Publication Date: 24 Jan 2022

Author: DECIDE