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Wednesday 25 April 2018
25 April 2018 - NEWS UPDATE
Community Energy

London low-carbon heating project ditched over subsidy concerns

A pioneering project to deliver low-carbon heat to the London borough of Islington has been ditched after the renewable energy company heading the scheme pulled out blaming a lack of Government support.

Community Energy

EU’s 2030 reform should recognise community power as vital to low carbon economy

The 2030 climate and energy reform process should integrate support for community power in EU legislation, or Europe’s energy will continue to be dominated by centralised power companies and fossil fuels, according to a new report.

Community Energy

Community projects supported by Cornwall Council’s green loan fund

Cornwall Council is the first local authority in the UK to set up a £1m revolving fund to support community energy schemes. Renewable energy projects set up with the aim of benefitting local communities have now been successful in applying for a loan to make their schemes a reality.


Photograph: The Transition Ladock and Grampound Road Scheme

Community Energy

Bristol Solar City plan could deliver 1GW of energy and hundreds of jobs

The 'Bristol Solar City' initiative has been welcomed by the leading partners on the £8m Ready for Retrofit programme, Regen SW and the Energy Saving Trust, as an opportunity to create hundreds of new jobs and deliver 1 GW of solar power across the West of England area.

Community Energy

Tweet MPs the question you want to ask energy companies

MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee want to know the one question you would ask your energy provider.

Community Energy

Public prefers wind farms to shale gas wells, says Co-op

Wind farms are six times more popular with the British public than shale gas wells according to new research published today by The Co-operative.

Community Energy

Third Sector coalition of co-operatives, charities and church launches new Community Energy Manifesto

A coalition of Third Sector groups including the Women's Institute, The Co-operative, the National Trust and the Church of England will today present a clean energy manifesto the Government. The Community Energy Coalition (CEC) is calling for an energy 'revolution' with the introduction of national targets for community energy generation, the promotion of community ownership of power generation and higher community feed-in-tariffs and investment schemes.

Community Energy

Ground-breaking community scheme for Isle of Wight

Utility giant SSE is to power a groundbreaking community energy scheme on the Isle of Wight that will enable islanders to reduce energy costs and invest in sustainable community projects.