New suppliers need “Help to Supply”

Never mind Help to Buy – the Coalition should focus on Help to Supply. That’s according to thinktank ResPublica which says there are “major barriers” for up and coming energy suppliers in the UK. It reckons the UK should look to Germany for an example. Its new report suggests Government set up a ‘Help to Supply’ […]

Big banks “failing to lend cash for community energy”

Big banks are failing to lend cash to community energy businesses according to a thinktank. ResPublica claims the 66MW of community renewable electricity projects and more than 200MW being developed could grow 89 times this size with the right infrastructure and support. Its latest report argues power projects in local communities shouldn’t be seen as “parochial”. […]

Community energy could balloon to 90 times its current size

Community energy could balloon to nearly 90 times its current capacity if the right local and national policies are put in place. That’s the conclusion of a new report released by think tank ResPublica examining how to expand community energy in the UK. Community owned projects account for 46% of renewable energy in Germany compared […]

Government told: ‘open shop’ for community energy

Government needs to radically overhaul the way energy is generated in the UK by giving communities a bigger role, according to a new report. Thinktank ResPublica has brought out a paper, backed by environmental campaigners Friends of the Earth, which recommends opening up the energy market’s “closed shop” so community energy projects can get a […]