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2018: A community energy fightback?

• Policy changes hit local schemes - but it's far from the end • National energy changes bring local opportunites • Community Energy England CEO lays out the challenge ahead In recent years, community energy seems to have been teetering on the brink of a breakthrough into the UK energy mainstream...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:14

08/02/2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How we can ensure a stable future for community energy

Energy Saving Trust Community Services Manager, Graham Ayling, discusses the importance of recent rulings which could have big consequences for the future of community owned renewable energy projects. In my work with local communities I’ve had the privilege of meeting some pretty inspiring people...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:00

03/03/2015

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Cornwall's community considerations

Cornwall is one of Britain’s leading counties when it comes to the burgeoning green economy - and recent moves could well help it cement that record. Community ownership of green energy is now prioritised in planning processes, and it’s not just blind encouragement of wind, solar, biomass etc. The...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 23/02/2015 - 15:36

23/02/2015

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