Working Group Economic Geography

Project: Co2mmunity. Co-producing and co-financing renewable community energy projects

Jul 18, 2017

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee

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Principal Investigators:

Fabian Faller, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU), Germany

 

Sponsor:
INTERREG BSR (Baltic Sea Region)

 

What is community energy?

Community energy (CE) projects offer enhanced production of renewable energies (RE) from local sources (wind, solar, biomass, hydropower, geothermal) through active participation of local communities. Together, citizens co-finance, co-develop, and co-operate RE plants, and foster sustainable energy distribution, like local heating networks or biogas filling stations. Through active communication, transparent decision-making, and local benefit sharing CE projects have high social acceptance. Consequently, fostering CE projects is highly promising for increasing the share of RE in the BSR.