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Energy Read 1: Social Innovation meets Energy

In this “Energy Read” we introduce you to the concept of social innovation in energy transitions.

The SONNET project aims to understand and show the diversity of social innovation in energy transitions, going ‘beyond only energy cooperatives’. This diversity is portrayed in a typology and illustrated with examples, putting an emphasis on the six cities that are partners in the SONNET project. Ultimately, we will see that energy transitions have inseparable social and technological dimensions to them.

We hope that, by understanding these dimensions, we can support the social dynamics that are necessary to the success of the much-needed renewal of our energy systems.