The Impact of Renewable Energy Cooperatives on the Welfare of Local Communities

Koltunov, Maksym (2019) The Impact of Renewable Energy Cooperatives on the Welfare of Local Communities. MA/MSc thesis, BCE Társadalomtudományi és Nemzetközi Kapcsolatok Kar, Szociológia és Társadalompolitika Intézet. Szabadon elérhető változat / Unrestricted version:

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In this project work, preconditions influencing the emergence of renewable energy cooperatives and the impact which RECs bring to the community were investigated. There were conducted 6 interviews: 4 interviews with vice-presidents and presidents of the RECs, 2 interviews with experts from the field. In Chapter 2 the table of deployment of RECs in the EU was elaborated, visualized and analyzed. A decent part of Chapter 2 was devoted to the analysis of the preconditions influencing RECs. Also, the impact assessment tool was designed. In Chapter 3 Italian experience in RECs was studied. In Chapter 4 four case studies were presented and analyzed. There were chosen: historical REC in Italian Alps, biogas CRE in Italy, new wave REC with an innovative business model in Italy, solar REC in Ukraine. Such a set was chosen to demonstrate a variety of types of energy communities, that were recently recognized in the EU law. The outcome of the impact assessment was presented in the visualized form and discussed. In Chapter 5 research questions were finally answered: the first hypothesis was partially accepted, second - fully.

Item Type:MA/MSc thesis
Subjects:Energy economy
ID Code:12568
Deposited On:14 Feb 2020 07:37
Last Modified:06 Dec 2021 10:26

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