Constituency voices: realising the potential of community energy

Constituency voices: realising the potential of community energy

In this paper the Green Alliance identifies local issues and opportunities, and makes recommendations for the government as it develops its community energy strategy. If taken on board, these policy and practical changes would enable the expansion of successful community energy schemes across the UK.

This policy insight, Constituency voices: realising the potential of community energy, brings together findings from workshops held with MPs and local stakeholders in Edinburgh, Sheffield and Wells under the Green Alliance's Climate Leadership Programme. Their research has shown that there is great enthusiasm and huge potential for community energy around the UK, but the current lack of government support is making it hard for community groups to get their projects off the ground.

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Friday, 4th October 2013

Ben Hopkins, Bennetts Associates

Though the findings of the paper indicate that the community energy movement is fighting against a lot of problems, the overall message is encouraging; particularly with regard to the way the projects could be used to boost awareness about sustainability generally in the communities.

A good read, and It would be interesting to see updates on how the groups move forward.

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