2017-05-18 | Feasibility study of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova

This in an overview of the feasibility of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova. In each country, existing national climate and energy policies are examined and, if existing, feed-in tariffs for renewable energy are explained. Further, the energy supply and gender aspects are explored, with a focus on rural communities. The country-specific legal framework for (energy) cooperatives is summed up, followed by an overview of existing cooperatives in the countries.

Overall, there is huge potential in the four countries to improve energy supply of households, economic empowerment and to make a contribution to climate protection using the model of an energy cooperative. Legal, technological, social and financial factors are considered.

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