Opinion: Are public fundings really supporting energy communities?

Energy transition

Energy communities provide 2 to 8 times more benefits to local economies over private renewable projects. Due to their non-profit nature and cooperative governance, they strive for local development and contribute to a just energy transformation.

But is the EU doing enough to fund these innovative local energy initiatives?

This opinion piece was published in Revolve Media on the 21st June, 2024. Written by Chris Vrettos, Financing Project Manager at REScoop.eu, Anelia Stefanova, Lead, Energy Transformation Strategic Area, CEE Bankwatch and Olivier Vardakoulias Economist working for Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.

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