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Your latest renewable energy stories

Reading Hydro CBS - A community funded, built and operated hydropower plant

To harness the power of water to generate renewable low-carbon electricity on the River Thames

Reading
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

GM Business Green Scene

Helping businesspersons (in GM) collaborate with others motivated by the green transition.

Bolton
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Project Zero

Making the Council carbon neutral by 2030.

Vale of Glamorgan
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Croydon Community Energy

Implementing renewable energy generation and low-carbon technology in Croydon.

Croydon
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Heating Swaffham Prior

Removing reliance on oil heating to support a sustainable future and end fuel poverty.

East Cambridgeshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Herne Bay Green Hydrogen Production Plant

Developing a large-scale green hydrogen production plant.

Canterbury
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • 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 UK. 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.

From Seed To Solar

Find out how Energy Garden has grown community energy and pride by mixing biodiversity, train stations, volunteers’ imagination and solar power.

All renewable energy initiatives

ReFLEX Orkney

Pioneering an integrated, affordable, low-carbon energy system for the future.

Orkney Islands
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Warmer Homes Scotland

Reducing fuel poverty across Scotland by improving energy efficiency of people's homes.

City of Edinburgh
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

SHINE

Tackling fuel poverty and other seasonal health inequalities.

Islington
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

East Devon Log Bank

Offering free woodland management and reducing local fuel poverty.

East Devon
  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Digital Bench

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

Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Repowering

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

Lambeth
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Schools’ Energy Co-operative

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

Rother
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Starpath

Creating zero-energy, light-responsive pathways.

Cambridge
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Transport

Energise Barnsley

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

Barnsley
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN)

Transforming the energy economy in the local area.

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

Whitby Esk Energy

Generating clean energy from a community-owned hydroelectric turbine.

Scarborough
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Low Carbon Hub

Developing a decentralised, locally-owned renewable energy infrastructure.

Oxford
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
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