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

23 April 2019

On the April 5th 2019, the sun started to shine again in Spain - though the weather forecast predicted rain. The Spanish Government passed new regulations on self-consumption of renewable energy, that could unleash a renewables bloom.

The regulations, contained in a Royal Decree, bring to an end a four-year hiatus during which the country of the sun installed zero new renewable capacity.

Spain
22 March 2019

Turning rights into reality

The community energy movement has recently received an important boost. New EU legislation on renewable energy gives communities and individuals the right to generate, store, consume and sell their own energy.

These community energy rights could be transformational for the fossil-free energy system we need to build. But these rights must now be laid down in national laws, to take effect.

Hungary, Spain

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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  • Susann Scherbarth