- About us
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- Getting community energy involved in Local Enterprise Partnerships
- The energy system is in flux, let’s ready ourselves for a community takeover
- Celebrating a strong year for energised communities at CfR
- Community Energy at the forefront of disruptive change in the energy sector
- Meet your MP about community energy this Community Energy Fortnight
- We can do more to foster community energy in low-income communities.
- What next for community energy in a post-FIT world?
- A new generation of investors are using their money to drive change
- People, Power and Happiness
- A review of CEF17
- Community energy, a magic bullet for a multitude of charitable objectives
- Community Energy Fortnight Lobbying Pack 2017
- How smart technology is empowering rural energy projects
- Community energy is not just what we do, but how we do it - By Ed Mayo, Co-operatives UK
- “It's all still to play for" says Co-op Energy's Head of Renewables
- York Community Energy trip round the panels of Auld Reekie with Edinburgh Community Solar
- The Ramblers: Protecting the places we love to walk in a changing climate
- Why Community Energy Fortnight is so important - By Emma Bridge
- CEF17 is Powering Together!
- Community Energy Fortnight 2017 dates announced and news of a new collaboration
- The community energy revolution is evolving, and the future’s bright
- Investing in community energy schemes
- Energising faith communities: the Spirit project
- Community Energy - the way forward
- CEF16 dates announced
- The community energy revolution pushes on in face of storm clouds
- Blogs 2015
- Blogs 2014
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the CEC
As we near the end of a challenging year for renewable energy and energy efficiency in the UK, the CEC team wanted to thank all of those that have been involved and give a quick update on what we have achieved in 2015 with the Community Energy Fortnight. We are also looking forward in sharing ground-breaking research on the link between community action and energy efficiency, helping communities have fairer access to sell their power through the electricity grid and much more.
The 2015 Community Energy Fortnight was our biggest and best yet, inspiring more people to get involved in community energy through supporting or initiating local projects. A big thank you to all the individuals and organisations who were involved in supporting the Fortnight, from promotion to running events - and of course a big thank you to The Cooperative Energy for sponsoring the Fortnight.
The Fortnight featured 86 events across the UK attended by thousands of people, reaching an even larger audience through social media, via the ukcec blog and #CEF15 on twitter. The Fortnight saw a fantastic variety of events, including workshops, festivals, training for increasing energy efficiency, launches of new share offers, and discussions. There were also lots of open days, ranging from homes, to hydro-schemes, and a mosque with solar panels. We also saw the launch of the Community Energy Hub, a single point of access for information on community energy in the UK.
So here’s to continuing to work together in 2016 to create the conditions for a community energy revolution in the UK!