European Leadership in Renewables: The Local Level

To a large extent the energy transition takes place at a local level: buildings need to become energy efficient and start producing renewable electricity and heat; citizens need to accept RES installations in their environment; and citizens need to invest in RES production. With the Clean Energy Package the European Commission proposes a legal framework that puts consumers in the centre to enable the uptake of renewable energy technology. This session brings together relevant local actors (municipalities and consumers) to discuss how the uptake of RES at a local level can be accelerated and which barriers need to be overcome.