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Snow covered town of Cairano, Italy

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.

Viure del l’aire – EOLPOP community-owned wind turbine with child holding small windmill up in the air

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.

Solar plant

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.

A rural village with solar plants on some of the roofs

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.

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