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Have your say and help shape the future of community energy

Community energy generation has been on the rise in recent years, from innovative solar schemes to district heating in housing blocks and wind turbines on islands. It has also faced some significant challenges. Feed-in Tariff (FITs) cuts have not made things easy – but as Energy Saving Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 10/02/2017 - 10:44

10/02/2017

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Local and community energy Community energy Swansea

Community energy success in South Wales

• Swansea solar scheme attracts local investors • Lasting benefits for deprived areas • Community energy's future under the microscope Good news from Swansea, where Swansea Community Energy and Enterprise , or SCEES for short, is enjoying a very successful community share offer for a new solar PV...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/12/2016 - 15:49

14/12/2016

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Green strategy and politics International Local and community energy Cities energy

5 lesser-known cities taking sustainability seriously

Zurich has just been announced as the world's most sustainable city based on a number of environmental, social and financial considerations, while Ljubljana, with its impressive public transport infrastructure and noble waste objectives, is the current European Green Capital . But which are the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/11/2016 - 15:18

18/11/2016

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Local and community energy Community energy local energy

SmartKlub: The community energy club

• Start-up company wants to change local energy schemes • Complexities stopping UK reaching potential — CEO • Cities, suppliers and local groups need to get together At the Energy Saving Trust, there's a firm belief that good data and collaborative working is the only way to bring about local low-...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/08/2016 - 14:13

26/08/2016

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Local and community energy local energy Scotland

Scotland aims to lead the way on local green energy innovation

• Local renewable energy sources the aim of ambitious funding scheme • Tailored projects tackle local issues • Fuel poverty and hydrogen innovations catch the eye It's a challenging time for UK energy – and Scotland has its own unique set of circumstances to tackle. The country's Local Energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 21/06/2016 - 15:55

21/06/2016

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Local and community energy Community energy renewables

Feed-in Tariff cuts not the end of local community energy schemes

• It's no time to cut the community energy story short • New models can support communities • Renewables surge unstoppable There have been a number of concerns raised recently about the future of community energy – with some local groups understandably worried about cuts to Feed-in Tariff rates ...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/05/2016 - 13:15

13/05/2016

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Local and community energy Community energy community projects

The big benefits of a solar-powered community project

• Local renewables projects growing in popularity • Feed-in Tariff reductions threaten energy sector • Projects encourage thought about energy issues Getting local people involved in funding renewable energy projects has quietly been on the rise in recent years. South East London Community Energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 20/04/2016 - 14:35

20/04/2016

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Local and community energy Community energy Energy efficiency in Europe

Planning a European Local Energy Revolution

• Town planners get together to share energy ideas • SPECIAL project aims to boost local schemes • 'People power' in energy plans championed Spatial Planning and Energy for Communities in all Landscapes, also known as SPECIAL , is a European partnership led by the UK's Town and Country Planning...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 14/03/2016 - 14:17

14/03/2016

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Local and community energy community engagement energy advice

Could cafe culture aid energy woes?

Sorting out your energy worries over a cuppa sounds like an idea hatched with Brits in mind - and, funnily enough, it is one currently being rolled out in communities. Our interest was piqued on being told about South East London Community Energy’s (SELCE) network of cafes . “Your neighbour is...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/04/2015 - 12:51

01/04/2015

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Local and community energy Community energy

A story of green community engagement

Sometimes a news article comes along that really seems to capture the spirit of the times – and one such piece was that in The New York Times recently , reporting the visit of representatives from small islands off the coast of Maine to the trailblazing island of Samso, Denmark, which has undergone...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/03/2015 - 15:00

25/03/2015

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