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.

All renewable energy initiatives

People's Energy

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

East Lothian
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy

Low Carbon West Oxford

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

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

Devas Youth Club Sustainability Project

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

Wandsworth
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

European Marine Energy Centre

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

Orkney Islands
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Transport

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

Reading Hydro CBS

Harnessing the power of the Thames by Caversham for the community.

Reading
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

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
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