Externally funded project

klimaGEN: Turning energy cooperatives into climate protection cooperatives (klimaGEN)

Project Details
Project duration: 01/201712/2019


Germany, approximately 900 energy cooperatives comprising 200,000
members have mainly been involved in the expansion of renewable energies
within the last years. However, their potential for climate protection
is much bigger. By developing new fields of activity such as energy
efficiency, sufficiency and mobility they can strengthen their climate
protection-impact. Furthermore, their regional and civic background
allows for addressing a broad population with regard to climate-relevant

The project focuses on the
strategic advancement of “energy cooperatives” towards “climate
protection cooperatives”. The project appeals to managerial and active
ordinary members of energy cooperatives as well as non-members in the
region of the energy cooperatives. For three types of energy
cooperatives surveys of members and non-members are planned. The results
will allow identifying successful strategies for cooperative climate
protection policies, which comprise commercial and non-commercial
activities as well as innovative public relations measures. The policies
will be realized and evaluated in at least nine energy cooperatives
from the entire federal territory. Project outcomes will be documented
and published on the website www.klimagen.de.

Principal Investigator

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