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Jane Feeney

How do Collective Action Energy Projects Engage Citizens and Encourage Participation?

Collective action energy projects put citizens at the centre of the energy transition. These include energy cooperatives, associations and ecovillages. But how do initiatives like these effectively engage with local comm...
Jane Feeney

Collective Action Initiatives in the Energy Transition: Five Key Takeaways from the COMETS Project

Addressing the climate emergency requires immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors. This calls for an unprecedented transformation of our energy system and a massive uptake of renewable energy. The rece...
Abdul Otman

CéléWatt, a solar park mounted on timber

A small-scale, community-owned solar energy park in Lot, France, uses locally sourced timber to support the photovoltaic panels. The community solar park occupies less than one hectare of land to allow energy productio...
André Vizinho

COMETS Mid-term Conference is happening!

The Mid-term conference of the COMETS Project is happening today, presenting the results and joining 56 participants in a joint reflection on Collective Action Initiaves for the Energy Transition! Bellow is the Agenda. A...
Abdul Otman

Coopérnico renewable energy cooperative, Portugal

Coopérnico was founded in 2013, with the aim of harnessing solar power for the benefit of local communities. It now has 1772 members, investments of €1.8 million, and 1179 contracts. Coopérnico rents roof-space for i...
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