Proposal for a nationwide regulation of citizen participation in wind and solar parks

Ground-mounted photovoltaic systems on a green field

Acceptance for the energy transition depends on involving residents affected by it – this is the premise of a recently published legal study by IKEM on behalf of the Bündnis Bürgerenergie (BBEn) and the Deutscher Genossenschafts- und Raiffeisenverband (DGRV). Only if wind and solar parks will only be recognized as a positive development in the […]

Social innovations – now more than ever!

Teilnehmer des vierten ENGAGE-Partner:innentreffens

The ENGAGE project is researching the potential of social innovations for the successful and inclusive implementation of the energy transition. The foundation for the activities for the remaining months of the project was laid at last week’s partner meeting. The energy transition in Germany can only succeed if we work together – as demonstrated by […]

ENGAGE Innovation Workshop

We want to enable the energy transition with social innovations! In this innovation workshop, we want to introduce you to the potential of social innovation in the energy transition and work with you to develop new ideas to expand the ENGAGE project. Project ideas for new products and services are to be developed, tested and […]

engage presents the Energiewende-O-Mat

Citizen Energy Convention 2023 on 23/24.06. in Frankfurt. Photo: Silke Reents

At a conference in Frankfurt am Main on Saturday, the engage research project presented the Energiewende-O-Mat. It is Germany’s first and currently only digital contact point for citizens who want to get actively involved in the energy transition. At, users can find projects and initiatives in which they can get involved financially or personally. […]