Bulk of UK public say government should offer tax relief for community energy

Around 82% of people think the government should do more to help local communities generate their own energy

Bright outlook for community renewable energy with new asset manager

Bright Renewables has bought the asset management business of Mongoose Energy

Centrica joins community energy blockchain trial in London

It is working with Verv to explore different billing methods to ensure customers receive clear and fair energy bills

Green light for Irish renewable support scheme

The first renewable auction is set to take place next year, supporting ‘shovel ready’ projects

British Solar Renewables and Mongoose Energy ink community solar deal

The five-year agreement is said to be the first of its kind and will include a total capacity of 50MW

Community wind initiative to fight fuel poverty in Scotland

Fuel poverty is said to be directly affecting more than half of Scottish millennials

Project aims to put clean energy into community hands

A £40 million investment partnership has been launched to help communities take ownership of clean energy sources across the UK. The collaboration between independent trust Power to Change and investment group Big Society Capital aims to move up to eight existing solar farms into the hands of local communities over the next year. The scheme […]

Mongoose Energy secures financing for 15MW community solar battery

Mongoose Energy has secured financing for what it claims is the UK’s biggest community energy project. The 14.7MW solar and battery farm in Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire is expected to generate enough electricity to power around 4,500 UK homes. It has been designed, built and will be maintained by Anesco and is expected to deliver £4.8 […]

Community energy powering 130,000 UK homes

Community energy projects are powering hundreds of thousands of homes across the UK. The first Community Energy State of the Sector report reveals a total of 222 community organisations are now operating solar, hydro and wind power schemes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They have a collective generation capacity of 121MW – equivalent to […]

Northern Powergrid awards £50k for community energy schemes

Northern Powergrid has awarded £50,000 for new community energy schemes. A total of 10 local groups will use a share of the funding which will support projects in the inception stages. They include providing energy advice to help reduce fuel poverty as well as projects that will raise awareness of sustainable living and encourage design […]