The socio-economy of Renewables

Due to new laws and falling costs, renewables are being expanded all over Europe. A study commissioned by the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament now examines the socio-economic effects of wind power & co in different regions.

The result: the effects are generally positive. But only if they are accompanied by adequate policy measures. One of the most promising approaches here is participation.

The European Union must now be the partner of the people on the ground. We must ensure that green energy revenues flow into the hands of the people – and not into the offshore accounts of large corporations!

More thoughts on this can be found in my new opinion piece for the Greens/EFA group.

The full study can be found here.

Webinar on Community-led Development

The new EU funding period just started and supports with around 330bn Euro regional development within Europe. These funds can finance a variety of projects, from economic growth and competitiveness, environmental protection and sustainable development to social inclusion and job creation. This new funding period offers a special opportunity for bottom-up delivered projects: So-called Community-Led…

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Regional Development

Making Europe fairer and more ecological – and thus strengthening cohesion!