Low carbon opportunities need local authority backing

Communities could be in a position to make a profit from low carbon technologies, if local authorities had more power to influence government. That’s the view of researchers at Sheffield Hallam University, who analysed the Government’s community energy plans. The Community Energy Strategy published last year, allows individuals and local communities to make important contributions […]

Britain launches its first Community Energy Strategy

ELN Reporter Priyanka Shrestha talks to Energy Secretary Ed Davey and Energy Minister Greg Barker at the launch of Britain’s first Community Energy Strategy. It aims to help local groups take control of their bills and allow them to generate their own renewable power.

£150,000 for communities to generate their own energy

Local communities can bid for up to £150,000 for renewable energy projects under a new competition unveiled by the Government today. It is part of Britain’s first Community Energy Strategy, which aims to enable local groups to take control of their energy bills, reduce their use and generate their own power. Figures from DECC suggest […]