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

18 January 2019

Opinion article by Susann Scherbarth of Friends of the Earth Europe, and Sean Sweeney of Trade Unions for Energy Democracy. First appeared on OpenDemocracy.

19 December 2018

How we won a climate game-changer

A new horizon is opening for energy ownership and democracy in Europe. After a five-year-long campaign for community energy, pioneered by Friends of the Earth Europe, communities and households have won new EU rights to generate, consume and sell their own renewable energy.

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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