• Regulatory environment analysis and policy recommendations 

    Find here the summary of our findings

  • Our research

    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.


    EU Level Regulations

    Review of the state of affairs as for 2018 and large pieces of the puzzle.


    National Level Regulations

    Review of the state of affairs as for 2018 at the national level, and barriers to the Best Practices


    Implementation and Recommendations

    Review of the 2018 Clean Energy Packages and recommendations on its implementation at the national level.

  • Our Reports

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • REScoop.eu


    The federation of Renewable Energy Cooperatives and Groups.

    REScoop.eu is the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We are a growing network of 1,500 European REScoops and their 1,000,000 citizens.

    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:

    • We represent the voice of citizens and renewable energy cooperatives to European policy makers
    • We support the start-up of new REScoops and provide them with useful tools and contacts
    • We provide services for the European REScoops and are currently working on a financial tool
    • We promote the REScoop business model throughout Europe
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