German grassroots energy alliance

Hermann Falk fears a concentration of power generation among larger players

Hermann Falk fears a concentration of power generation among larger players

Several German grassroots and co-operative energy groups have set up an alliance to represent independent local and renewables producers who are seen as threatened by a planned reform to the Renewable Energies Act (EEG).

The BBEn alliance will form a nationwide lobby group. It claims that roughly half of the green electricity produced in the country comes from citizen-owned installations, making grassroots producers one of the main pillars of Germany’s Energiewende – its turnaround from nuclear to renewable power.

Yet citizens’ energy producers, despite representing more than a million of Germany’s citizens who are pushing the Energiewende forward, have not had a unified voice to make their interest heard in Berlin, the BBEn claims.

“It is our aim to give the citizens’ energy a forceful voice in Log in to read complete article.

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