Providing support to rural energy communities in Italy
Learn about the landscape of energy communities in Italy from Ruralis, a start-up dedicated to supporting economic development in Italy's rural areas. This case study explores challenges for energy communities and the role of Ruralis in creating a Green Community initiative in the Avellino province.
Spain's renewable energy communities - status, successes, and support
There is great potential for the deployment of renewable energy technologies in Spain. Read about the status of renewable energy communities (RECs) across Spain and the success of a rural energy community and a non-profit organisation in supporting renewable energy projects in autonomous regions.
The landscape of Energy Cooperatives in Germany
We take a look at the landscape of energy cooperatives in Germany and Mr Benjamin Dannemann from the German National Office for Energy Cooperatives shares some interesting statistics and case studies of successful energy communities.
EnGreen – Building a rural energy community from the ground up
EnGreen rural energy community (REC) is in its early stages, created only in December 2021. Mr Carlo Tacconelli, one of the project founders, tells us about setting up a REC, what the benefits and barriers are and what his advice for new or prospective RECs would be.
Energies Citoyennes en Pays de Vilaine (EPV): Trailblazing rural energy community energy production
Created in 2003, the EPV association is focused on producing locally-produced renewable energy and reducing energy consumption.
Elektrizitätswerk Hindelang eG (EWH): Hydropower at the heart of the community
The local community is being supplied with renewable energy that reduces their dependence on fossil fuels and reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.