This mission is not only to diversify Europe’s energy source but also to boost energy production within Europe while bringing citizens on board. This can be achieved by:
- Reforming the electricity market in favour of citizens and small and medium-sized “energy communities”. Offering democratic control over the means of producing local, renewable energy.
- Incentivising these local communities to connect to the grid and augment the supply from the large, transnational retail suppliers at favourable terms.
- Mandating that a fixed minimum of EU energy comes from the same small and medium-sized local energy communities.
- Ensuringthat low-income households are able to benefit from participating in local energy communities through measures such as tax exemptions and flexible membership frameworks that would give them access to lower prices or higher dividends.