Community energy is key to action on the climate crisis, boosting local economies, and reinvigorating communities. But how to make it happen? This handbook from Friends of the Earth, REScoop.eu, Energy Cities is here to walk you through it, step by step.
Gathering expertise from 27 projects around Europe, the guide is packed with instructions, practical tips, powerful success stories and invaluable resources to build a local, community-led renewable energy revolution. You will find information and advice on the following topics:
This guidebook is for curious individuals, a group embarking on a renewable energy journey, or a local authority making plans. It covers everything available to start a local community energy project, from tips to handle group dynamics, advice about what technology to use, and guidance on overcoming barriers.
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This workbook helps locally operating organisations and initiatives to identify what people care about and connect with, and how to work together to realize projects.
Whether you don’t know where to start from or you are stuck with a specific issue in the development of your energy community, an expert can help you.