Prepared under the guidance of Heinrich Böll Foundation the publication not only provides a compass on the differing energy discussions in Europe but also reveals how a Europeanization of the energy transition will be the more efficient and cost-effective option for all Europeans.
Discussions on decarbonisation of energy sources and increasing use of the renewables are in Brussels under the heading of the EU Clean Energy Package well under way. The proposal to reach in the EU target 27% of the renewables until 2030 is scrutinized and there are good chances that the target will be increased.
The atlas highlights, however, another aspect of the process, which has been until now not much in the attention. Progress in renewables supports the grass movements and takes away the power of big multinationals providing energy resources. The use of renewables transfers the position of passive consumers of energy, either individual or communities, to the position of active participants and contributors to energy production. In the new system they have much more power to decide. Decarbonisation process bears a strong decentralisation effect and contributes to community building. Important part in the process play cities and small communities. Efforts for renewables have the big potential to contribute to democratisation of society.
More information and the atlas for download you can find here.