Analysis: Are Member States Planning for Energy Communities? A Critical Analysis of Member States’ Draft National Energy and Climate Plans


This policy briefing assesses the draft National Climate and Energy Plans (NECPs) of the 28 EU Member States with regard to their treatment of renewable energy communities (RECs) and citizen energy communities (CECs). With the conclusion of the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy legislative framework, there are now more opportunities than ever for citizens to get involved in the energy transition process. The analysis, carried out within the framework of EUKI, concludes that the role of energy communities in the NECPs varies considerably. The authors highlight Greece as a positive example.