Slowly but surely utility companies will cotton on to the idea that decentralised renewable energy generation is the future and investing in huge centralised energy plants at costs far outweighing greener alternatives such as solar and wind is madness. Former EDF director GĂ©rard Magnin certainly thinks so. Energy democracy is clearly the direction of travel with consumers turning into prosumers, with an estimated half of all Europeans producing their own energy by 2050. With community energy sharing platforms such the sonnenCommunity already live, hopefully we can get to this point way before 2050.