How to identify suitable areas for onshore wind developments
CSE has produced a 32-page guidance note designed to help community groups identify suitable areas for onshore wind development in their Neighbourhood Plan.
This is in response to a ...
Supporting community action on energy – training and resources
TRAINING FOR COMMUNITY ENERGY
The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has extensive experience in training community groups on energy projects and low carbon planning, including community-led renewable energy schemes, ...
Let's Talk Energy Liverpool
3 linked workshops about where energy comes from, how it is controlled by the Big 6 and Government and what we can do to build energy-secure and low carbon communities ...
Community-Led heat projects
There is increasing interest in the UK in developing more heat networks at a range of scales, from two or more buildings connected together up to whole towns and districts ...
Local Energy Scotland
Local Energy Scotland is a consortium made up of the Energy Saving Trust (EST), Changeworks, The Energy Agency, Scarf and The Wise Group. Local Energy Scotland administers and manages the ...
Smart and local energy market development
The future of energy is locally generated, locally owned, low carbon and smart. The development of smart energy technologies provides the potential to change the way households, businesses and communities ...
Communities for Renewables CIC
CfR is a specialist advisory company that helps local energy enterprises, local authorities and commercial developers to develop, finance and manage renewable energy generation schemes that are owned by and ...
Bristol Community Energy Fund
Bristol City Council has launched its new community energy website http://www.bristolcommunityenergy.co.uk/
Funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Bristol City Council is undertaking an exciting programme ...
We are a group of volunteers, activists and practitioners involved in Community Energy in the Greater Manchester area.
We meet to network, share information and grew the Community Energy ...
Ready made information sheets
The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) publishes a popular series of energy advice leaflets, printed and downloaded in their tens of thousands already. Almost everything to do with domestic energy ...
Streatham Power is a community-owned social enterprise that exists to enable the local community to lead Streatham’s transition to a resilient and zero carbon energy future.
The organisation evolved ...
CfR is helping communities and renewable energy companies work together to develop and deliver shared ownership models for MW-scale solar and wind projects. The CfR team has extensive experience of ...
Urban Community Energy Fund
Funding for community energy projects
CSE is administering, with Pure Leapfrog, the government-funded £10m Urban Community Energy Fund (UCEF) which was launched in November 2014. The scheme funds community ...
Local energy enterprise support
CfR helps local energy enterprises go from pub chat to company set-up, business planning, feasibility, community engagement, project development, financing, procurement and operations.
Energy spend is a significant drain ...
Connecting Community Energy: A guide to getting a network connection
This national guide written by Regen SW on behalf of the Electricity Networks Association (ENA) is for people developing community energy projects who want to get a connection to the ...
Whitby Esk Energy
The Whitby Esk Energy project – a 50kW Archimedes screw hydroelectric power turbine on the River Esk at Ruswarp, nr Whitby, North Yorkshire.
Run by Esk Energy (Yorkshire) Limited, ...
Community Hydro Discussion Group
A forum where community hydro groups can share knowledge and ask questions of each other.
Energise London CIC
Energise London CIC is a social enterprise helping consumers, businesses and public sector organisations save and make energy and money. We achieve this by empowering them to take control of ...
We are running the project of replacing the gas and oil boilers of 4 million UK homes and business with renewable alternatives of biomass wood pellet boilers, that are carbon ...
Warm & well
In June 2016, PEC were awarded almost £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to use for 4 years to help disabled people in Plymouth stay warm and well. They can ...
Investigating a hydro project on the river Teign. Very early stage at present.
Totnes Renewable Energy Society (TRESOC)
Totnes Renewable Energy Society (TRESOC) is a community benefit society formed by a group of local residents. Its aim is to empower the local community to develop and control its ...
Local Authorities and Community Energy
This project shares information about collaboration between community energy groups and local authorities. This could include partnership projects between communities and local authorities or examples of local authorities who have ...
A Guide to connecting to the electrical network for community energy groups
This guide is for non-technical people who wish to get an electricity connection for new community generation schemes.
It provides an introduction to the grid and an overview of ...
Grand Union Community Energy Ltd. (GUCE)
The objects of the Society shall be to carry on any business for the benefit of the community by:
a) promoting reductions in carbon emissions and the sustainable use of ...
Furzedown Low Carbon Zone
The Furzedown Low Carbon Zone is a community initiative working to reduce its dependence on fossil fuel energy, while developing local understanding of issues around sustainability and the environment.
Greater Fishponds Energy Group
A community energy group based in Greater Fishponds, Bristol helping Fishponds, Hillfields and Eastville reduce energy use.
Teddington & Ham Hydro
A community-led hydro power project currently in the planning phase. The project aims to generate sufficient energy to cover the electricity demand of 500 homes.
Community Renewables Hydro module
This guide will assist with developing a hydropower scheme in England and help you understand the steps needed to deliver a project. The Community Renewables Toolkit is designed as a ...
Community Benefits from Onshore Wind Developments
Publication on community benefits from onshore wind developments in England. Best practice guidance.
HMRC Guidance on Tax Reliefs
General guidance on investment schemes available for investment in eligible community energy schemes
Community Energy Videos
These short films from CSE's PlanLoCaL toolkit aim to support communities and groups who wish to set up community-scale renewable energy projects
Community Renewables Heat Pump module
This guide will assist with developing a heat pump project in England and highlight the key differences between a renewable heat and renewable electricity project.
Community Renewables Biomass module
This guide will assist with installing biomass energy project in England and help you understand the steps needed to deliver a project. The Community Renewables Toolkit is designed as a ...
Community Renewables Solar Thermal module
This guide will assist with installing solar thermal systems in England and help you understand the steps needed to deliver a project. The Community Renewables Toolkit is designed as a ...
Community Renewables Wind module
This guide will assist with installing wind turbines in England and help you understand the steps needed to deliver a project. The Community Renewables Toolkit is designed as a reference ...
Environmental Impact Assessment and Energy Projects
Advice and guidance about Environmental Impact Assessments.
Community Renewables Solar PV module
This guide will assist with developing a solar PV scheme in England and help you understand the steps needed to deliver a project. The Community Renewables Toolkit is designed as ...