Governments are overlooking a key piece in the climate puzzle: community energy. Failure to engage people in local energy projects risks slowing down the transition to a low-carbon future at a time when leaders need to speed it up. In every country in Europe people and local authorities are coming together to create renewable energy solutions, in the form of community energy projects. These projects are as diverse as European communities themselves. There are inspiring success stories of offshore wind projects, solar panels on schools, large-scale cooperatives, projects to tackle energy poverty and many more. But for every project that manages to succeed, there are many more which fail. This is because a plethora of barriers still exist that slow down or block projects from succeeding.
Climate Home News 24th May 2021 read more »