Restore Power to the People
Together, we can bring the benefits of renewable energy production home. One million European citizens are involved in today’s growing community-energy movement. By 2050, it could be more than 260 million citizens, each helping to generate up to 45 percent of the European Union’s electricity from community energy—providing local jobs, reduced energy bills, a healthier environment and a stronger social fabric.
A community establishes a cooperative, installs a renewable power system and generates profits with the energy created.
All members get energy at a fair price and help make decisions on where to invest the gains.
That could mean refurbishing the local pub, establishing a new electric car sharing system, or sharing profits with people in the community who need it the most.
Imagine a New Energy System
Big, extractive energy monopolies controlling local communities’ power and money, while exacerbating the climate crisis
Local, citizen-owned renewable energy production that is socially innovative and economically beneficial for your town
The benefits of community energy
Affordable Power for All
Makes electricity economical for everyone and their neighbors.
Locally Grown & Owned
Means money goes back into the community by way of profits and jobs.
Fair, Equitable Communities
Responding to economic, cultural and social needs, energy cooperatives provide community empowerment. Everyone is an equal and has a voice.
Healthier Home Planet
Helps the Europe Union reduce the risk of calamity due to the climate crisis and reach its goal to become carbon-neutral by 2050.
David Garrett Byars
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