The though process relating to the legal environment relating to energy efficiency activities in the community movement. Our goal was to describe and analyse the barriers and opportunities in the current and new (2018 - European Clean Energy Package) regulations.
Step 1 - European Legal review
The goal of this report was to review the barriers and opportunities at the European level for the deployment of the REScoop PLUS toolkit. In this report, we take a look at the regulation on data management, and the support schemes and barriers for energy efficiency.
Step 2 - National Legal review
The goal of this report was to take a look at the national barriers and opportunities that shaped the best practices. With the help of the local experts, we looked to find if there was pieces of legislation that were supporting the deployment and/or blocking the deployment of the best practices at the national level.
Step 3 - Implementation and Recommendation
The goal of this report is to explore the implementation of the 2018 European Clean Energy Package at the national level. With the support of local legal experts, we are making proposals for the implementation of the European legislation to support the community energy movement. We are also making recommendations based on schemes currently working around Europe to support REScoops to implement energy efficiency best practices.
The European Commission’s proposal of its “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package and its acknowledgement of renewable and local energy communities provides one more step towards empowering citizens to take more responsibility over their energy supply and their consumption.
However, in order to promote energy efficiency first through energy communities, the package needs to better recognize the important role that REScoops play in encouraging and empowering behavioural change by citizens in how they use energy, including energy savings.
The federation of Renewable Energy Cooperatives and Groups.
Through REScoop.eu, we wish to make our voices heard in the European energy debate. Citizens after all are the ones who will be paying for the transition to a more sustainable energy system. REScoop.eu empowers them and wants to achieve energy democracy. Our federation has four well-defined objectives: