Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy logoRenewable Energy Sources (RES) are unlimited, free and most have very low operating costs. Renewable energy production is also CO2 neutral, making it the energy form of choice for climate-conscious policymakers. Europe is striving to increase the share of renewable energies in its energy mix. The success of this strategy depends on the full mobilisation of regional and local governments. Renewable energy should therefore be a prime focus for regional development policies.



7 projects

81 project partners

58 regions involved

77 regional policies addressed

212 good practices identified


Cooperation map

Cooperation map

Projects tackling renewable energy

7 projects, analysed by the team of capitalisation experts, offer their know-how and collected good practice in the field of Renewable Energy. Click on each logo to get more information about the project's work.

Logo of project 4POWER  Logo of project BIO-EN-AREALogo of project MORE4NRG  Logo of project RETSLogo of project GEO.POWER  Logo of project RENREN  Logo of project R4GG


Results of the thematic analysis are available in several formats.

Renewable energy


Policy recommendations: view / download
Policy paper: view / download
Brochure: view / download 
Report: view / download

Renewable Energy (RE) refers to "any energy resource naturally generated over a short timescale that is derived directly from the Sun (such as thermal, photochemical and photoelectric), indirectly from the Sun (such as wind, hydropower and photosynthetic energy stored in biomass) or from other natural movements and mechanisms of the environment (such as geothermical and tidal energy)."

European Renewable Energy Council - Renewable Energy in Europe - Building Markets and Capacity, 2004

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