Solidarity and Energy communities, How community energy alleviates energy poverty both Rural and Urban

Throughout Europe local organisations are organising local renewable energy investments, making joint energy supply with district heating. They build local support for renewable energy and help overcoming problems with local protests against renewable energy projects. The transition we need to low emission societies will be quicker and gain more support from local people as citizens, voters and investors with  local energy communities for renewable energy and energy efficiency. 

Energy communities are on the frontlines to deal with this issue: the transition to energy democracy must leave no one behind.

The aim of this session is to explore the role of energy communities in tackling those societal challenges, with particular focus on best practice in Scotland and Denmark.

The event will highlight good examples of communities that has invested in renewable energy, where the benefit is kept and used locally. It will also give an overview of the challenges for sustainable energy communities and how new EU regulation can give sustainable energy communities the chance they deserve.