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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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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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Community energy: Financing the future

The Government’s Community Energy Strategy has proved a success in raising the profile of the need for a more localised vision of energy generation. As with any strategy, though, it’s thrown up some questions with less than simple answers. Inevitably, one of the main focuses is how to finance a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 08:45

06/06/2014

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Tapping community energy enthusiasm

The role of community projects in the UK is no longer being underestimated. The UK Energy Research Council (UKERC) has just published a vision of the UK’s energy grid that projects Britain powered by a network of local energy schemes . It’s not purely theoretical, either - the majority of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:45

12/03/2014

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The direct route to reusing waste heat

As the need to be able to heat our homes affordably becomes ever more pressing, more creative ways of acquiring the energy needed are demanded. District energy schemes are on the rise to fill this role – and one of the most eye-catching recent development on this theme was last week’s news that...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 22/11/2013 - 08:45

22/11/2013

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Making a place for independent energy

Meeting the energy demands of the future is going to require action on a number of fronts. Between the large energy infrastructure projects that seem forever in the news and the behaviour change that needs to happen behind closed doors, there’s a big role for community energy to play. But there are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 28/10/2013 - 08:45

28/10/2013

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Community energy needs more energy, says report

The UK is falling short when it comes to community energy – so says Green Alliance. With potential to generate 3.5GW, we’re not getting near, according to the think tank. Though there are a couple of thousand community energy projects and around 50 energy cooperatives in the UK, they are calling...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 10/09/2013 - 08:45

10/09/2013

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District energy: the quiet revolution?

Some aspects of sustainable energy just seem to bubble along nicely without ever getting much mainstream attention at all. In some ways this can be a good thing; an opportunity for quiet progress and reasoned process. District energy schemes –heating or electricity-generating projects, often...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 14/01/2013 - 08:30

14/01/2013

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