- 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
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Our vision for community energy in 2020
Communities across the UK owning, generating and saving energy together for the benefit of all.
We believe that community energy can and should:
1. Enable all communities to collectively play a substantial role in meeting the UK’s carbon and renewables targets by saving energy and creating a secure, clean and affordable heat and electricity supply
2. Increase the scale of investment in renewable energy and energy saving and attract new individuals, communities and institutions to invest
3. Encourage people to act cooperatively to create sustainable communities and give everyone an equal opportunity to own and control shared assets democratically
4. Respect communities, the landscape and wildlife through genuine stakeholder involvement and management of natural assets for the benefit of current and future generations
5. Increase people’s awareness and support for renewable energy projects and encourage energy saving
We are committed to making this happen collectively by:
1. Promoting community energy with our members and wider stakeholders as a powerful voice
2. Sharing best practice and creating an evidence base for the value that community energy creates
3. Asking central, devolved and local Government to join us in dramatically scaling up community and co-operative energy by integrating support for the sector across all policies in a public, long term and stable way and ensuring communities have access to appropriate financial and capacity support
To download the vision statement and view the signatories, click here.
In addition to our vision, the Community Energy Coalition has created a Manifesto for Community Energy which details what we called on the Government to do in support of community energy.
If you're interested in getting involved, click here.