D8.7 Advancing Renewable Energy Communities in Europe: Affordable Energy. Local Ownership. Resilience.

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Citizens in Europe and elsewhere are facing unprecedented energy prices. Many struggle to make ends meet while a significant number of energy market players in 2022 made record windfall profits on the backs of end-consumers.

At the same time, governments, at different levels, tried to master multiple crises by implementing short-term measures to reduce energy cost for households and SMEs.

Throughout this 'final publication', “spotlights” present a wealth of experience from the COME RES countries and act as showcase for innovative solutions on how RECs are being promoted.

Publication Date: 25 Jan 2023

Author: Arthur Hinsch (ICLEI Europe)