Energy communities in Brussels

Just a super-quick post to note that European law has now something called local energy communities. People who are interested in producing electricity are encouraged to do so. In Belgium, they have been around for 20 years!

The Brussels Region has a project called Voisins d’énergie, which is an action-research on the matter. I participated in the first meeting of their “explorers” today. I learned that there is already a co-housing project in Laken (Échappée) that is also set up as a LEC. Other LECs are set up as neighborhood associations, there is even a school.

As we move forward, we might want to consider using The Reef as the hinge of a neighborhood LEC.

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