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Paper GECO su Journal of Urban Ecology, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2022
"Implementing energy transition and SDGs targets throughout energy community schemes"
Citizens are expected to play a great role in the future global energy transition, being able to give a decisive contribution to limit global warming to 1.5 and avoid the worst consequences. Empowering citizens is crucial and assigning them the role of prosumers in the new energy market is necessary to ensure a sustainable and fair pathway to the low-carbon energy transition. Creating energy communities (ECs) can also engage citizens by providing flexibility and ancillary services, reducing losses and curtailments in the grid. It also yields environmental and social benefits, activating virtuous circles in the local economy aligned with the SDGs of Agenda 2030