Local communities have a huge and often neglected potential for the development of social innovation initiatives that can foster the energy transition. The workshop “Local Communities and Social Innovation for the Energy Transition” aimed
- to study the local communities’ social innovation potential for the energy transition under both a theoretical and practical lens and
- to formulate policy and research recommendations allowing better exploiting it.
The event was organised by JRC Unit C2 (Energy Efficiency and Renewables Unit).
Type and Scope of Services
Sarah Rieseberg held a presentation on “Opportunities and Challenges Associated with the Development of Local Energy Communities in Germany” and was a member of the Discussion Panel on “Local energy communities, municipalities and social innovation: description of some main existing experiences in the EU and of the associated innovation potential.”