Policies and practices to transition towards Renewable Energy Communities in Positive Energy Districts

Keywords: Urban sustainability, Positive Energy Districts (PED), climate neutrality, Renewable Energy Community


Starting from the relationship between urban planning and mobility management, TeMA has gradually
expanded the view of the covered topics, always following a rigorous scientific in-depth analysis. This section
of the Journal, Review Notes, is a continuous update about emerging topics concerning relationships among
urban planning, mobility, and environment, thanks to a collection of short scientific papers written by young
researchers. The Review Notes are made up of five parts. Each section examines a specific aspect of the
broader information storage within the main interests of the TeMA Journal. In particular: the Town Planning
International Rules and Legislation. Positive Energy Districts has entered the scientific and policy arena to
accelerate urban transitions in Europe, however their implementation remains challenging in planning
processes. The PED incorporates socio-economic, technological, environmental, political, and institutional
challenges that need to be addressed simultaneously as part of a holistic urban strategy. The theme of
PEDs finds its first application implications in renewable energy communities on a local scale. This review
focuses its attention on Renewable Energy Directive Recast which also provides for financial support for the
production and self-consumption of electricity from renewable sources and on the Italian legislation on
renewable energy communities governed by the Milleproroghe decree.


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Author Biography

Federica Gaglione, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

She is an engineer, Postdoc research fellow at Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy. She received her Ph.D. in Civil Systems Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II. From August to December 2019, she served as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Aberdeen (UK) and from July to September 2022 Visiting Researcher at the University of Edinburgh (UK) carrying out research on urban accessibility in the context of climate change and sustainability, leveraging big data through spatial analysis in GIS and programming languages.


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How to Cite
GaglioneF. (2023). Policies and practices to transition towards Renewable Energy Communities in Positive Energy Districts. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 16(2), 449-454. https://doi.org/10.6093/1970-9870/10054