We need to provide financial assistance to create and develop “energy clubs” within local communities

The non-commercial spirit of green energy cooperatives and the participation of volunteers is an important asset but also a weakness. Supplying an energy market demands technical knowledge, a professional organisation, and entrepreneurship. Energy Clubs are local bodies, often made up of a large workforce of volunteers, which offer personal advice about aspects of energy conservation & renewable energy. Information evenings & mentoring sessions are also held to promote the social dialogue with the support of local authorities. Financial assistance could motivate citizens engaged in local energy cooperatives to create Energy Clubs & education activities. This could be complemented with the provision of co-working spaces and meeting rooms in public buildings.