Sebastià Riutort is PhD student in Sociology at the University of Barcelona (FPU fellow, Department of Sociological Theory). His research focuses on strategies and processes of social innovation articulated by Renewable Energy Sources Cooperatives (REScoops): the diffusion of their model and the promotion of changes at the institutional level. He precisely analyses the case study of Som Energia (first REScoop arisen in Spain) within the Spanish and European context. He has been involved as a researcher in the “WILCO project” (7th Framework Program) and in the “RESCOOP 20-20-20 project” (Intelligent Energy Europe). He has recently been visiting PhD student researcher in the Centre for Social Economy at the University of Liège (Belgium).