What can be learned from pioneering energy communities in The Netherlands?

Please find the open access scientific paper on the learnings from a case study comparison between pioneer and laggard countries: Italy and The Netherlands.

The article describes discrepancies in policy, bureaucracy, culture, and usage of alternative sources and technologies, such as renewable energy, towards the implementation of energy communities.

Five pillars for the development and uptake of energy communities are identified related to regulations, economic benefits, technical limitations, sustainability, and social awareness. These outcomes suggest the importance of policy management, and stress the limitations of governance in helping policymakers and experts to support the energy transition.


Hi Eelke, thanks for posting. Do you have the link to the paper you refer to in your comment?



Thanks for noticing Dani, I added the link.