Renewable Energy

Solar PV, wind power, wave power, biomass, geothermal heat and electricity, hydrogen power, energy storage systems, electricity micro-grids, community power generation and more…

Your latest renewable energy stories

Raasay Community Renewables

Building two community-owned hydro schemes on the Isle of Raasay.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Energy
  • Nature
  • Land Use

People's Energy

Offering renewable electricity with some of the lowest prices on the market.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy

ESCO-in-a-box

Helping local organisations and authorities assist SMEs to improve their energy efficiency.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Buildings

Low Carbon West Oxford

Reducing carbon emissions at a local community level through integrated and nature-based action.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Nature

Devas Youth Club Sustainability Project

Turning Devas Youth Club into a sustainability beacon in the local community.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Buildings

European Marine Energy Centre

Reducing the cost and time for testing new offshore power generation.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Transport

Think big locally

Why Energy?

Reducing the carbon intensity of electricity generation is vital, as our energy supply contributes around one-quarter of the total annual carbon emissions in the U.K. Decentralisation of renewables is an unstoppable force – local energy generation improves security of supply, is increasingly cost-effective and is far less polluting. We are part of a virtuous cycle: empowerment leads to more people switching to renewable energy supplies, that accelerates greater decentralisation of power generation, that results in more empowerment locally.

All renewable energy initiatives

Digital Bench

Inventing a solar-powered digital bench for community use in Pontypridd.

  • Food supply
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Land Use

Repowering

Empowering communities to fund, install and manage their own clean, local energy.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Buildings

Schools’ Energy Co-operative

Installing community-funded solar panel systems on schools across the country, free of charge.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy

Starpath

Creating zero-energy, light-responsive pathways.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Energy
  • Transport

Energise Barnsley

Leading the way in community energy solar PV with battery storage.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy

Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN)

Transforming the energy economy in the local area.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy

Whitby Esk Energy

Generating clean energy from a community-owned hydroelectric turbine.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy

Low Carbon Hub

Developing a decentralised, locally-owned renewable energy infrastructure.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Buildings

Power Circle

Making clean energy affordable to all, helping all sections of the community to benefit.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Buildings
  • Circular Economy

Yealm Community Energy

Generating clean energy that generates significant local community funds.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy

Energyworks

Implementing door-to-door energy efficiency measures designed to reduce local fuel poverty.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Buildings

MaidEnergy

Developing local carbon saving infrastructure, owned by the community for the community.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Buildings
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