City vs Energy consumptions: Energy Communities in Italy
Starting from the relationship between urban planning and mobility management, TeMA has gradually
expanded the view of the covered topics, always remaining in the groove of rigorous scientific in-depth
analysis. This section of the Journal, Review Notes, is the expression of continuously updating emerging
topics concerning relationships between urban planning, mobility and environment, through a collection of
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In particular, the Urban Practices section aims at producing, analyzing and reporting data on recent and
relevant policies in the urban domain.
This contribution aims at delving into the Energy Community paradigm and its application into the Italian
context. The concept of energy communities has gained significant attention and recognition in both the
European and Italian contexts. These communities are based on the idea of decentralizing energy
production and fostering local participation in the transition to renewable energy sources. Since only recently
the legislative panorama provided a set of limits and opportunities to the implementation of energy
communities, this note is dedicated to some of the most interesting spontaneous experiences recently born
in Italy, to highlight their strengths and weaknesses.
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