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Sun4All - Highlighting effective ways for local governments to support energy communities and socially inclusive renewable energy projects

This policy brief highlights the different roles that local governments can play to foster socially inclusive renewable energy schemes, building notably on the Sun4All experience, which exemplifies the many kinds of municipal involvement and business models that can exist when dealing with energy poverty and energy sharing schemes. The policy brief also lays out a set of recommendations for local authorities regarding funding, policy, technical assistance and governance.You can find here the recommendations for the national level and for the EU level.

Sun4All - The EU framework on energy communities

This policy brief gives a brief overview of the political and regulatory context at the European level for the development of energy communities, focusing on their social role. The brief shows that while regulation of energy communities is still in its infancy, it benefits from a good political dynamic pushed by the EU. Nevertheless, the social obligations ascribed to energy communities as non-traditional market players are not matched with the support needed to meet such expectations.

Smart Cities Marketplace Podcast ft. CE4EUIslands - Living in an Island Age

The Smart Cities Marketplace has invited the EU islands secretariat to take part in its podcast series Urban Reverb and to discuss the similarities between the decarbonisation efforts of small and mid-sized cities and those of islands. We explore whether islands can serve as models for the decarbonisation of towns. Additionally, we delve into the support provided by the EU islands secretariat's "30 for 2030" call, the challenges faced by islands and strategies for engaging citizens in the energy transition.

Report: Technical Assistance for A Illa de Arousa

This Technical Assistance aims to support the electrification of A Illa de Arousa's port and mussel farming activities. The wind potential and solar potential of the island were analyzed, indicating that a small-scale wind turbine and ground-mounted solar PV system could generate significant electricity. The future energy consumption of the port was estimated, and different charging profiles for the electrified vessels were created.

Summary: Technical Assistance for Linos

The Renewable Energy Community On Linosa (RECOnLi) project on Linosa, Italy, foresees the installation of a photovoltaic (PV) power plant on public land with a capacity of 405 kW, 40 kW installed on the public school rooftop and ten PV systems for private households with a total capacity of 120 kW, as well as a lithium-ion storage system with a capacity of 1.2 MWh and 0.35 MW to ensure a reliable supply of electricity from the PV systems to be installed by 2026.

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