Energy communities

Renewable Energy Communities or Citizens Energy Communities (CECs), often referred to as RESCoops, are voluntary and open groups of neighbouring individuals cooperating with, as primary purpose, to provide environmental, economic or social community benefits to its members rather than generate financial profits.


May 2023
Consumers and behavioural change Energy communities Efficient and resilient energy system Heating and cooling

A tour in the Northern Italian mountains, to learn more about sustainable biomass use

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Apr 2023
Consumers and behavioural change Energy communities Energy poverty Renewables

The missing tool in tackling energy poverty: empowering renewable energy communities in the energy crisis mitigation

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Feb 2023
Consumers and behavioural change Energy communities Renewables

Briefing - Towards energy aware behaviours: how studies on young generations can inform better policy design

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Jan 2023
Energy communities Heating and cooling Renewables

Briefing - More women in renewables and energy communities: safeguarding an enabling policy framework

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Nov 2021
Energy communities Energy efficiency business models

A Business Model Fast Track on Energy Communities—Key Lessons Learned from H2020 EU Projects

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Self-assessment tool
Earlier studies realised by BECoop, a project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, showed that the knowledge and acceptance of biofuel varies from region to region in...
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Developed by CIRCE – Centro Tecnológico, this online repository gathers in a single place existing open-source tools useful for the energy communities and bioenergy sectors...
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The tool aims to develop community bioenergy projects (connecting multiple biomass providers, organise billing, etc.) and defining the required services and activities for sup...
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Related Projects

September 2020 - August 2023

NUDGE Nudging consumers towards energy efficiency through behavioural science

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October 2022 - September 2025

Odyssee-Mure FIT-FOR-55 A decision-support tool for energy efficiency policy evaluation

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November 2020 - October 2023

BECoop Unlocking the community energy potential to support the market uptake of bioenergy heating technologies

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