Community Energy: A practical guide to reclaiming power

Community energy is key to action on the climate crisis, boosting local economies, and reinvigorating communities. But how to make it happen? This handbook developed by Friends of the Earth, COME RES partner, Energy Cities, with contributions from the Community Power Coalition and COME RES partner ICLEI Europe, is here to walk you through it, step by step.

Gathering expertise from 27 projects around Europe - this guide is packed with instructions, practical tips, powerful success stories and invaluable resources to build a local, community- led renewable energy revolution.

Whether you’re a curious individual, a group embarking on a renewable energy journey, or a local authority making plans - this manual is for you. Covering everything you need to know to get started with your very own community energy project, from tips to handle group dynamics, advice about what technology to use, to guidance on overcoming any barriers you might face. You too can be part of this quiet revolution, and this book tells you how.

Publication Date: 01 Mar 2021

Author:, Friends of the Earth, Energy Cities