Collective Renewable Energy Prosumers and the Promises of the Energy Union: Taking Stock
A key strategy in the European Union’s ambition to establish an ‘Energy Union’ that is not just clean, but also fair, consists of empowering citizens to actively interact with the energy market as self-consumers or prosumers. Although renewable energy sources (RES) prosumerism has been growing for at least a decade, two new EU directives are intended to legitimise and facilitate its expansion. However, little is known about the full range of prosumers against which to measure policy...
Publication date: January 2020
University of Porto, University of Lisbon, DRIFT, Institute for Ecological Economy Research, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, University of Leeds