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Engaging citizens and local communities in the solar revolution

The Rooftop Solar PV Comparison Update produced by eco-union and CAN Europe, with contributions from other members, is an updated version of the Rooftop Solar PV Comparison Report published by CAN Europe in May 2022. The report examines EU Member States (Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden) on their good and bad practices when…
4 April, 2024
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eco-union at the International Energy and Environment Fair: GENERA 2024

Jérémie Fosse, President of eco-union, is taking part in the Genera 2024 trade fair, in Madrid, on Wednesday 7 February. It will be part of Session 1, entitled "The integration of wind energy in Spain: Presentation of the Wind Ecotourism Guide. 10 Routes through Rural Spain", in collaboration with Vientos de Futuro. eco-union's intervention will revolve around the topic "Spain…
6 February, 2024
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Fairer and faster permitting for a successful European renewable energy transition

Spanish organizations within the Climate Action Network Europe, including eco-union, present a report for the proper deployment of renewable energies. Accelerating the deployment of renewable energies, primarily solar and wind, along with associated infrastructure, is imperative, but it must be done inclusively and strategically. Public participation, local involvement, and the protection and restoration of biodiversity are key components for renewable…
8 November, 2023
Press releaseRenewable Energies

50 CSOs call for renewables acceleration to be nature- and community-inclusive

Today, the Council of the European Union formally adopted the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED). This mandates EU member states to significantly speed up permitting procedures for renewable energy projects. 50 civil society organisations and networks join their voices in a Manifesto to propose a comprehensive way to achieve this acceleration in harmony with ecosystems and local communities. Europe is…
9 October, 2023
Renewable Energies

Why adopting the Social Climate Fund is the right choice for the EU

The following op-ed has been co-signed by eco-union in coalition with 16 other non-governmental organisations and published at the Euractiv website. The Social Climate Fund (SCF) is the first EU Fund specifically dedicated to providing financial support to vulnerable households, transport users and micro-enterprises in transitioning to sustainable mobility and energy consumption in buildings. Its adoption represents a milestone towards…
19 April, 2023
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Power to the roofs: Repowering Europe through rooftop Solar PV

New report compares European countries’ policies and practices in regards to residential rooftop solar PV and reveals the lack of a right regulatory framework and many barriers that are hindering their progress. The upcoming EU Solar Energy Strategy and the announced European Solar Rooftops Initiative need to provide direction for member states to accelerate their rollout of rooftop solar PV.…
16 May, 2022