Energy

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Your latest renewable energy stories

East Coast Hydrogen

Transitioning the East Midlands Gas Network to hydrogen.

Ashfield
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Trent Basin Community Energy

Demonstrating a subsidy-free business model for integrating renewables in new housing developments.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Sixmilewater Leisure Centre Solar Panels

Installing a solar panel array at Sixmilewater Leisure Centre.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Notts Green Rewards

Helping Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City residents take action to reduce their carbon footprint.

Ashfield
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

Derbyshire Dales Retrofit

Demonstrating an innovative, local approach to retrofit in hard-to-treat housing stock.

Derbyshire Dales
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

People Powered Retrofit

Scaling up the number of home retrofits being carried out and supporting others in doing the same.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

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.

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Measham Energy Project

Identifying the feasibility of adopting renewable energy at in the Measham community.

North West Leicestershire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy

Birch Vale Community Energy

Delivering affordable, clean heat and power across a rural community.

High Peak
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

Glasgow Community Energy

Making Glasgow a greener place with community-owned renewable energy.

Glasgow City
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Finance

Cloud ZUoS

Balancing energy supply and demand to create a more efficient, renewable-friendly power network.

Aberdeenshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Harborough Energy

Helping to deliver affordable community-owned clean energy across Harborough district.

Harborough
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Big Solar Co-op

Making community solar PV viable across a huge range of sites.

UK
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Exeter Community Energy (ECOE)

Using renewable energy projects to bring about practical change in our community.

East Devon
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

The Green Valleys (Wales) CIC

Inspiring and supporting communities to sustainably generate low-carbon energy.

Monmouthshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Selmeston Solar Rail Connection

Providing the UK rail network with a direct supply of unsubsidised community-owned renewable energy.

Wealden
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Transport

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Installing a solar PV system and battery storage at our local church.

Blaenau Gwent
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Energy Superhub Oxford

Demonstrating an integrated approach to decarbonising power, transport and heat in Oxford.

Oxford
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Raasay Community Renewables

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

Highland
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
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