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Source pages:Citizens and communities have won new rights to generate renewable energy that could prove transformative. Community energyFrom CLEW

According to a study by the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (, citizens owned almost half the country's installed biogas and solar capacity and half the installed onshore wind power capacity... According to a study from the Bundesgeschäftsstelle Energiegenossenschaften (Federal Office of Energy Cooperatives), in 2014 almost a third of energy cooperatives refrained from investing, while in 2013 only 8 percent of them had lacked an investment plan. And the number of new cooperatives formed was lower than in previous years, falling back to the level of 2009. According to the Bundesgeschäftsstelle, cooperatives want to be sure of the feasibility of implementing the new legal requirements before they invest.