Sustainability in Practice: Renewable Energy Cooperatives

Cooperatives for renewable energy are examples of proactive citizen initiatives aiming for implementation of alternative energy supply models. Main success factors can be identified:

Renewable energy cooperatives (pdf)

(Beggio, Giovanni; Kusch, Sigrid: Renewable energy cooperatives: main features and success factors in collectively implementing energy transition. Proceedings “Quaesti – The 3rd Virtual Multidisciplinary Conference”, 2015, pp.233-237)

Contact: Giovanni Beggio, M.Sc., giovanni.beggio(at)

Urban Community Power

Renewable energy facilities owned by the community: a glance at cooperatives for renewable energy in the context of sustainable urbanisation:

Cooperatively Owned RE Facilities

(Kusch, Sigrid; Beggio, Giovanni: Cooperatively owned renewable energy facilities – unlocking urban community power. In: Condie, Jenna; Cooper, Anna Mary (edt.): Dialogues of sustainable urbanisation: social science research and transition to urban contexts. Penrith: University of Western Sydney, 2015, pp. 252-255 (ISSC Book of Blogs))