On May 2019, MUSE GRIDS was featured in an Euronews reportage about the EU incentivising energy communities. The news channel visited Oud-Heverlee and joined the Local Energy Communities Workshop in Brussels, Belgium.
Euronews has visited Oud-Heverlee on May 2019, in order to better understand the idea of an energy community. The rural municipality, being one of the pilots of our lighthouse project, offers many examples of features that can be installed and utilised to make a village an energy community, as well as behaviors that can or should be adopted by citizens in order to be protagonists of such communities and make the energy transition happen.
Adding up to the visit, the European channel has incorporated the reportage with a visit by reporter Isabel da Silva Marques to the Local Energy Communities Workshop that took place on 15 May 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
Half of the EU’s nearly 500 million citizens could be producing their own renewable electricity by 2050, meeting 45% of our energy demand, according to CE Delft’s report “The Potential for Energy Citizens in the European Union”.
Read the original reportage here.