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Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource ActivityLegal Change and Impact on Communities$
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Lila Barrera-Hernández, Barry Barton, Lee Godden, Alastair Lucas, and Anita Rønne

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198767954

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767954.001.0001

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Regional and Local Energy Communities—A European Union Perspective on Community Benefits

Regional and Local Energy Communities—A European Union Perspective on Community Benefits

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(p.41) 3 Regional and Local Energy Communities—A European Union Perspective on Community Benefits
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Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity
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Iñigo del Guayo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767954.003.0003

This chapter attempts to propose a concept of an energy community, with the European Union Committee of the Regions serving as an example for analysing the role of a consultative body—which groups regional and local energy communities in the decision-making procedure related to investment in energy infrastructure. Three main energy communities are thus identified in this chapter: first, a community that resides at a geographically limited area which enjoys an energy resource is classified as an energy community; second, constitutional law may award to an existing community a number of competences on energy issues, which defines that community as an energy community; and, third, an energy community may also develop when a group of people is negatively affected by a new energy infrastructure. Besides these three main types of energy communities, other kinds of energy communities can also be identified in succeeding chapters.

Keywords:   energy communities, energy infrastructure, energy resource, constitutional law, energy issues

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