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Renewable energy communities

Policy brief
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Renewable energy communities involve groups of citizens, social entrepreneurs, public authorities, and community organisations participating directly in the energy transition by jointly investing in, producing, selling, and distributing renewable energy.

Beyond the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, there are many benefits for the communities involved, including economic development, the creation of new jobs, cheaper energy, self-sufficiency, community cohesion, and energy security. Regional authorities can support the emergence of energy communities by providing financing, expertise, and advice, and ensuring that regulatory issues can be easily understood and navigated.

Energy efficiency