(08 September 2014) – According to a study published by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, renewable energy sources are an appropriate means of combatting climate change. Implemented correctly they could even become part of a wider social change.
This study offers a general overview of vanguard energy democracy projects within the EU. It presents nascent energy projects characterised by their combination of an energy transition approach with gains in participation, collective ownership, or for local business or ecology in general.
The authors, Conrad Kunze and Sören Becker, take a look into this great laboratory of small alternative projects and venture an outlook on future developments and opportunities in the coming years.