Community Power – the benefits of an energy revolution

1 December 2013

By putting communities and citizens at the heart of a shift to clean energy we can achieve a transition more quickly, fairly
and with added benefits. This briefing explores the many benefits of community energy: for the climate, for the people and communities involved in owning or running their own energy production, and for society as a whole.

The briefing includes case studies of successful and diverse community energy projects in Denmark, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Spain. It goes on to outline the steps needed to ensure that community energy reaches its full potential, including describing for policy-makers the right legislation needed to encourage community participation in our energy future.

This is a publication of the Community Power project, a project in 12 European countries aiming to put people at the heart of increased renewable energy.