Green ‘pollution barriers’ to fight toxic air in London schools

The project will cover 29 primary schools located next to some of the most polluted roads in the capital

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US firm breaks 100MW community solar milestone

The projects allow people who cannot install panels to enjoy the benefits of solar energy

New York completes 1.2MW community solar array

Nearly 200 households and businesses will benefit from the facility in Brooklyn

Co-op partners with DNV GL to forecast community energy demand

The forecasting services outlined under the agreement will mean supply and demand can be more accurately matched

Welsh renewable community hub study awarded £16k

Project Dynamo will look into the creation of a network that will supply green energy to local businesses and communities

Somerset solar plant set to generate £3m in extra cash

The money will support an energy grant fund and go towards a fuel poverty advice service

Heat networks ‘offer lower prices than traditional systems’

On average, heat network consumers have lower energy costs than standard customers. That’s according to a government survey of 5,000 people, which show these customers are generally as happy with their heating systems as those using traditional gas systems. Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy welcomed the results, highlighting the fact households on Heat Trust registered schemes […]

Scotland seeks views on Crown Estate devolution

A consultation to decide the future of Scotland’s Crown Estate opened yesterday. The Scottish Government is seeking views on how best to manage and devolve the lands owned by the group, which includes much of the country’s foreshore and seabed. The consultation will run until 29th March. It follows calls from those who suggested the […]

M&S gives a spark to community energy projects

M&S Energy has unveiled the winners of its £350,000 Community Energy Fund. The scheme saw nearly 80,000 people vote for their favourite project to win funding so they could install renewable technology or energy efficiency measures in community spaces. A total of 26 projects ranging from schools, sports clubs and a pub have been awarded […]

Irish community energy gets €20m boost

Irish towns and villages are to receive €20m (£16.7m) in funding across 38 community energy projects. Denis Naughten, Communications Minister for Climate Action and Environment, announced the launch of the Better Energy Communities (BEC) scheme which will be run by the  Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. This year’s funding will provide energy efficiency upgrades for more than […]