Gender survey of energy cooperatives – A summary with recommendations
Energy communities have great potential to support a socially just transition in the energy sector. However, inequalities in gender distribution thwart this development.
This paper by REScoop.eu, the implementing organisation of EUKI project EUCENA, aims to understand the status quo of gender, structure, perceptions, needs and integration of gender and women in energy communities. Based on survey results, it sheds light on the perspectives of community members, board members, and staff on their gender, role, and position in their organisations. It also proposes strategies to mainstream gender in policies and practices.