4 May 2022
Community energy refers to projects where citizens own or participate in the production and/or use of sustainable energy.
There are several characteristics that may be common to such community power schemes/projects:
Community power can help place citizens and communities at the centre of the low carbon transition. It involves them directly in energy decisions, and provides them with more control over possibilities to switch to a more sustainable lifestyle. It also focuses on cooperation and development of common goals between citizens, leading to stronger communities overall.
Community power also contributes towards improving energy independence, energy savings, and ensuring secure and sustainable energy supply.
We believe community energy could be instrumental in meeting global climate goals – if governments play their cards right.