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dc.contributor.authorSciullo, Alessandro
dc.contributor.authorGilcrease, Gregory Winston
dc.contributor.authorPerugini, Mario
dc.contributor.authorPadovan, Dario
dc.contributor.authorCurli, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorGregg, Jay Sterling
dc.contributor.authorArrobbio, Osman
dc.contributor.authorMeynaerts, Erika
dc.contributor.authorDelvaux, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorPolo-Alvarez, Lucia
dc.contributor.authorCandelise, Chiara
dc.contributor.authorvan der Waal, Esther
dc.contributor.authorvan der Windt, Henny
dc.contributor.authorHubert, Wit
dc.contributor.authorIvask, Nele
dc.contributor.authorMuiste, Marek
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-20T14:38:31Z
dc.date.available2022-03-20T14:38:31Z
dc.date.issued2022-02-21
dc.identifier.citationSciullo, Alessandro, Gregory Winston Gilcrease, Mario Perugini, Dario Padovan, Barbara Curli, Jay Sterling Gregg, Osman Arrobbio, et al. “Exploring Institutional and Socio-Economic Settings for the Development of Energy Communities in Europe.” Energies 15, no. 4 (February 21, 2022): 1597. doi:10.3390/en15041597.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/1285
dc.description.abstractEnergy communities (ECs), intended as collective action initiatives in the energy field involving citizens’ participation, have been gaining relevance for the past decades as an alternative way to organize the energy chain to challenge the incumbent system. With Europe’s recently adopted Clean Energy Package, ECs found a formal recognition by the European Union as potential actors of the transition of the energy system towards a wider and more decentralized use of renewable sources. Although the potential role of ECs in the transition is therefore hardly questionable, a thorough comprehension of the enabling factors that might foster their diffusion and scaling up is still lacking. Through a comparative analysis of the evolutionary trajectories in six EU countries regarding their energy systems, their regulatory frameworks and their historical evolution of ECs, namely through the example of cooperative models, this paper aims at providing some preliminary evidence about the factors and dynamics that seem to have played, and may play, a role in hampering or facilitating EC model diffusion. Attention is therefore specifically paid to three dimensions of analysis referring to: the energy mix and market structure; the institutional and policy landscape; the wider social attitudes towards environmental issues and cooperation among citizens. In addition to providing a wide comparison of different EU countries, the paper shows that the historical evolution pathways have to be carefully taken into account to understand what might trigger ECs exploitation in the EU.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research has received funding from the H2020 project COMETS—Collective Action Models for Energy Transition and Social Innovation (GA 837722)en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)en
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleExploring Institutional and Socio-Economic Settings for the Development of Energy Communities in Europeen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/en15041597en
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/837722/EU/Collective Action Models for Energy Transition and Social Innovation/COMETSen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsEnergy communitiesen
dc.subject.keywordsRenewable energy sourcesen
dc.subject.keywordsRegulatory frameworken
dc.subject.keywordsEnergy systemsen
dc.subject.keywordsComparative analysisen
dc.subject.keywordsEnergy transitionen
dc.identifier.essn1996-1073en
dc.issue.number4en
dc.journal.titleEnergiesen
dc.page.initial1597en
dc.volume.number15en


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