Solidarity and system change with energy communities

The NGO Friends of the Earth Europe interviewed Chris Vrettos, one of the founder of Hyperion energy community.

Chris explained how the community originated, the challenges they faced but also the plans to scale it up, also with the support of the SCCALE 20 30 50 project.

In 2019, a handful of individuals in Athens, who for years have been preaching the message of energy democracy, seized the opportunity and decided to ‘walk the walk’. We wanted to actively accelerate the clean energy transition, experiment with cooperative governance, tackle energy poverty, and reduce reliance on wildly fluctuating market energy prices dominated by fossil fuels.

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