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50% of EU Residents Could Be Generating Their Own #RenewableEnergy by 2050

50% of EU Residents Could Be Generating Their Own #RenewableEnergy by 2050

A people-powered energy revolution—an era in which people can produce their own electricity—is possible, and could happen soon, according to a new report released Monday by the environmental group Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE). birgstockphoto.com The report, The Potential of Energy Citizens in the European Union , finds that over half the residents of the EU could be generating their own renewable electricity by 2050. That's 264 million "energy citizens" meeting 45 percent of the region's energy demand through a democratized, citizen-owned system that allows people to be the operators of their own utilities—taking power away, in more ways than one, from a market monopolized by large corporations. "[People] have the power to revolutionize Europe's energy system, reclaiming power from big energy companies, and putting the planet first. We need to enshrine the right for ...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/europe-renewable-energy-201925774...

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