Community energy in Hungary and the Czech Republic

23 December 2019

Europe urgently needs to transition to clean and safe renewable energy. To prevent the worst effects of climate change, this transition needs to be very fast. However, lack of public support is currently slowing down the energy transition.

This briefing provides a snapshot of the reality of community energy in Czechia and Hungary. It highlights the huge and largely untapped potential for community energy in both countries. It also shines a light on the important need to transpose the Renewable Energy Directive into national legislation. This would allow citizens and communities to deliver a just, swift and democratic energy transition to unlock the social benefits provided by community energy.