responds to "Winter package" responds to "Winter package"

Brussels, 07 December 2016 – Last week the European Commission published a series of proposals to reform the European Energy Market. is happy that the Commission has finally recognised the benefits of community-owned renewables and cooperatives. The package refers to these initiatives as “renewable energy communities”. Unfortunately the rest of the package still contains elements which we don’t like (e.g., coal, nuclear, absence of binding targets for EU Member States, etc.). Within the Community Energy Coalition we have partners like Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth Europe or ClientEarth who will comment on these aspects. will keep its eye on community energy. Download the pdf and read our first impressions on the Winter package!