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Participatory Governance for the roll-out of the Energy Union (Policy Brief)

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Policy Brief
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The purpose of this paper is to provide recommendations to policy-makers, legislators and administrations on the implementation of rights allowing prosumers and energy communities to participate in the roll-out of the Energy Union. The governance for the roll-out of the Energy Union should be based on wide involvement of stakeholders and therefore, be participatory. Prosumes and energy communities are important actors of the energy transition and should play an active role in the creation of...

Publication date: March 2020

Author: Marta Toporek(CLIENTEARTH)

Language: English


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What is prosumerism for? Exploring the normative dimensions of decentralised energy transitions

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Energy systems are in transformation towards increasingly renewable, decentralised, demand responsive and smart configurations. This has led to advocacy of the ‘prosumer’ phenomenon: characterised by actors who both consume and produce renewable energy. In parallel a range of prosumer business models are emerging, governed by a range of market, municipal and community actors. Through a series of semi-structured interviews, focus groups and documentary analysis - centred on a case study of...

Publication date: March 2020

Author: Donal Brown, Stephen Hall, Mark E .Davis

Language: English


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Regulatory challenges and opportunities for collective renewable energy prosumers in the EU

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The transition to a low-carbon future based on renewable energy sources is leading to a new role for citizens, from passive energy consumers to active energy citizens - the so-called renewable energy (RE) prosumers. Recent EU energy policy seeks to mainstream RE prosumers in each Member State. This study carries out a cross-country comparison between the regulatory frameworks of nine countries and regions - Belgium (Flanders region only), Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain,...

Publication date: March 2020

Author: Lisbon University, Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOW), University of Leeds, University of Lüneburg

Language: English


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Report on local, national and EU scenarios

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Report

In order to fulfil the Objective 4 of the PROSEU project, this deliverable analyses various technical scenarios of renewable prosumer integration to determine the full potential for the uptake of such technologies. Three general scenarios were developed with three different reference years: Reference scenario: 2015, 2030, 2050 Renewables scenario: 2030, 2050 Autarky scenario: 2030, 2050 The Reference scenario ensures comparability with business as usual. The renewables scenario shows the...

Publication date: February 2020

Author: Borna Doračić (UNIZAG FSB), Jan Knoefel (IÖW), Nanda Naber (CE DELFT)

Language: English


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Collective Renewable Energy Prosumers and the Promises of the Energy Union: Taking Stock

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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

Author: University of Porto, University of Lisbon, DRIFT, Institute for Ecological Economy Research, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, University of Leeds

Language: English


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Infographic on Living Labs

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Publication date: 2020

Language: English


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Business Models for Prosumers in Europe

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Report

This report explores the different business models being adopted to enable renewable energy generation and self-consumption in the European Union. It explains why Renewable Energy Communities and Citizen Energy Communities are necessary, what kinds of value they might be trying to capture in the energy transition, and how they can be empowered through EU member states’ energy policy and regulation.

Publication date: December 2019

Author: Stephen Hall, Donal Brown, Mark Davis (University of Leeds), Moritz Ehrtmann, Lars Holstenkamp (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)

Language: English


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Synthesis of incentive structures: input for Participatory Integrated Assessment

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Report

This deliverable develops a comprehensive overview of the incentive structures that shape the mainstreaming of RES prosumerism. The Incentive Structures Framework (ISF) presented here identifies and describes 17 key societal conditions, classified along the three clusters of regulatory-financial conditions, technological-material conditions and cultural-discursive conditions. The relevance is empirically substantiated through brief summaries of observations from PROSEU thematic work packages,...

Publication date: December 2019

Author: PROSEU

Language: English


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Prosumers in the post subsidy era: an exploration of new prosumer business models in the UK

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This paper explores the evolving renewable energy ‘prosumer’ phenomenon in the United Kingdom (UK). It identifies and evaluates how prosumer business models can exist beyond direct subsidy and the range of prosumer business model archetypes currently in operation. Through a series of in-depth interviews and document analysis, the paper identifies the key opportunities and challenges for these innovative energy business models. The analysis shows that recent developments in technology such...

Publication date: 2019

Author: University of Leeds

Language: English


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Renewable Energy Prosumers in Mediterranean Viticulture Social–Ecological Systems

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The significant energy demands of wine production pose both a challenge and an opportunity for adopting a low-carbon, more sustainable and potentially less expensive energy model. Nevertheless, the (dis)incentives for the wider adoption of local production and self-consumption of energy (also known as “prosumerism”) from renewable energy sources (RESs) are still not sufficiently addressed, nor are the broader social–ecological benefits of introducing RES as part of a sustainable...

Publication date: November 2019

Author: Lisbon University, Esporão SA, omissão Vitivinícola Regional Alentejana

Language: English


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