Spotlights on Civic Energy in Europe

Civic energy initiatives encourage local communities to get involved and benefit from local green energy production. But what exactly is civic energy – how does it work, what does it entail, and how can citizens actually benefit from it?

The Civic Energy Expert Forum highlighted everything you need to know about civic energy in the EU: During the 1st European Civic Energy Conference in Oldenburg, Germany in 2019, we asked our experts a series of questions to explore the benefits and challenges of civic energy, as well as the role of the regions and what to expect from national civic energy policy.


1. What are the main benefits of civic energy for the European communities – apart from energy supply?


2. What problems have to be solved, so that civic energy comes true?


3. Should the regions be involved in transposing EU civic energy legislation?


4. What do you expect from your national legislation on citizen energy communities and renewable energy communities?