Renewable energy Community-owned renewables can move Europe away from dirty fossil fuels

25 September 2018

Today – on a global day of action to end poverty, reduce inequalities, and tackle climate change – a coalition of civil society organisations has launched a manifesto with core demands for the political leadership of the EU and the candidates in the 2019 European Elections.

14 June 2018

But citizens will surpass bleak expectations of new target.

EU decision makers have concluded an inadequate deal to govern Europe’s future renewable energy to 2030, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. However, citizens and communities have won new rights to generate renewable energy that could prove transformative.

The EU Council, Parliament and Climate Commissioner Cañete concluded a year and a half of negotiations on new EU renewable energy rules that include:

Faced with the threat of catastrophic climate change it is essential that Europe shifts to fossil-free renewable energy. Technology now available makes a 100% renewable energy system viable.

Cities, energy citizens, communities, and cooperatives are at the vanguard of Europe’s energy transition, and are already benefiting from running their own energy resources all over Europe. Putting people at the heart of renewable schemes is the best way to bring about the fossil free transition we need.

 

 

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