The annual Community Energy Fortnight is a platform to showcase inspiring examples of communities who are actively reducing carbon emissions with renewable energy and efficiency technologies whilst helping people in their communities at the same time.

The theme for 2019 was ‘People Powered Futures’ – exploring how Community Energy empowers future generations to fight climate breakdown. CEF19 shone a light on and celebrated the Community Energy groups across the country who have been successfully working with schools to install solar PV, educate the next generation on climate change and encourage young people to participate in the transition to a people-powered future.

We saw a huge amount of events and initiatives that support the growth of Community Energy being launched during the fortnight. A full rundown of what happened will be released soon. Thank you to everyone who participated this year.

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A review of CEF19

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Engaging and Empowering Younger Generations

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How to get involved with Community Energy Fortnight

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Storm clouds but silver linings characterise CEF19

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The Future is Local

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Community Energy for All

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Powering Communities with Community Power

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Why the fight against climate breakdown needs to be community focused

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How Harbury Energy Initiative Inspired Future Generations

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Introducing Duncan Law

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Why People Powered Futures?

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​I am a child of community energy

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What do the school strikes have to do with Community Energy Fortnight?

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How communities are shaping the future of energy

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Getting community energy involved in Local Enterprise Partnerships

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The energy system is in flux, let’s ready ourselves for a community takeover

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Community Energy at the forefront of disruptive change in the energy sector

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Events

Disrupting the UK energy system: causes, impacts and policy implications

1-19 Torrington Pl, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7HB, UK
June 19, 2019 16:00 - June 19, 2019 19:00
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Mayoral STEAMhouse Challenge: Clean Air, Green Future

4 Cardigan St, Birmingham B4 7BD, UK
June 20, 2019 09:00 - June 20, 2019 17:00
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STEAMlab

4 Cardigan St, Birmingham B4 7BD, UK
June 21, 2019 09:30 - June 21, 2019 17:00
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Demand a Future: Night Forum on Climate Emergency

Library Square, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS, United Kingdom
June 21, 2019 17:00 - June 21, 2019 22:00
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How Green is your House?

St Nicks - Nature Reserve & Environment Centre, Rawdon Ave, York YO10 3ST, UK
June 22, 2019 10:00 - June 22, 2019 15:30
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Climate change and what to do about it

3 Oddfellows Rd, Hathersage, Hope Valley S32 1BN, UK
June 24, 2019 19:00 - June 24, 2019 21:30
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West of England Local Energy Scheme Briefing Event

Northpoint House, Princes Wharf, Bristol BS1 4RN, United Kingdom
June 24, 2019 10:30 - June 24, 2019 12:30
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Commercial Buildings and Community Energy: Scaling up Renewable Energy Delivering Across the North West

83 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6EG, UK
June 25, 2019 09:30 - June 25, 2019 12:30
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YnNi Teg AGM

New Inn, Carmarthen SA33 5QP, UK
June 25, 2019 19:00 - June 25, 2019 20:00
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The Time is Now: Workshop 8 How to talk to your MP about climate change

9 Duncannon St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4JF, UK
June 26, 2019 10:30 - June 26, 2019 10:30
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The Time is Now - A mass lobby for climate change and the environment

Palace of Westminster, 3 St Margaret St, Westminster, London SW1P 3JX, UK
June 26, 2019 10:00 - June 26, 2019 12:00
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Egni Solar

76-78 Gwilym Rd, Cwmllynfell, Swansea SA9 2GN, UK
June 26, 2019 11:00 - June 26, 2019 18:00
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The Time is Now: Workshop 1 How to talk to your MP about Climate Change

9 Duncannon St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4JF, UK
June 26, 2019 09:30 - June 26, 2019 10:30
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Local Energy, a Flexible Future – Lincoln

76 Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AR, UK
June 26, 2019 10:00 - June 26, 2019 15:00
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Local Energy, a Flexible Future – Stafford

4a Eastgate St, Stafford ST16 2NQ, UK
June 27, 2019 10:00 - June 27, 2019 15:00
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National Hydrogen Summit Leeds

The Leeds Town House, 9 Quebec St, Leeds LS1 2HA, UK
June 27, 2019 09:30 - June 28, 2019 16:00
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BHA Hydro Network 2019

Unnamed Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST, UK
June 27, 2019 09:00 - June 27, 2019 17:00
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'Community Energy in a Climate Emergency' - City Hall

1 Weaver's Ln, London SE1 2RL, UK
June 27, 2019 18:00 - June 27, 2019 21:00
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Communicating Climate Change

Tabernacle Court, Tabernacle St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4DD, UK
June 28, 2019 09:30 - June 28, 2019 17:00
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Yorkshire & Humber Fuel Poverty Forum

21 Priory St, York YO1 6ET, UK
June 28, 2019 09:15 - June 28, 2019 12:15
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Roundhay Passive House Summer Open Days

69 The Dr, Leeds LS8 1JQ, UK
June 28, 2019 12:00 - June 30, 2019 12:00
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Saddleworth Community Hydro Open Day

Unnamed Road, Oldham OL3 7NN, UK
June 29, 2019 10:00 - June 29, 2019 16:00
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Green Building Store Open Day: June 2019

19 Heath House Ln, Huddersfield HD7 4JW, UK
June 29, 2019 10:30 - June 29, 2019 16:00
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Solar Tour and picnic

296 Golden Hillock Rd, Birmingham B11 2PN, UK
June 29, 2019 12:00 - June 29, 2019 14:30
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Creating Low Carbon Communities

4 The Crescent, Napton on the Hill, Southam CV47 8LS, UK
June 29, 2019 09:45 - June 29, 2019 13:00
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Driving private finance to achieve 2-degree objectives

King Edward Street, London EC1A 7BT, UK
July 1, 2019 16:00 - July 1, 2019 19:00
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Technology: a friend or foe of climate change?

7 Southampton St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7HA, UK
July 1, 2019 17:30 - July 1, 2019 21:00
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Imagining One Planet Living: A photography exhihbition

43 Whitfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4HD, UK
July 1, 2019 09:00 - July 5, 2019 17:00
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Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: East London takes action!

321 Whitechapel Rd, Shadwell, London E1, UK
July 1, 2019 18:00 - July 1, 2019 20:00
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UK Power Networks Owner and Operator Forum

Pocock House, 235 Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 6NP, UK
July 1, 2019 10:30 - July 1, 2019 14:00
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Introducing the GB Energy Market

Barbican Station, Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4JA, UK
July 2, 2019 09:00 - July 2, 2019 16:30
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Energy, Environment & Infrastructure in the Spending Review

Palace of Westminster, 3 St Margaret St, Westminster, London SW1P 3JX, UK
July 2, 2019 16:00 - July 2, 2019 18:00
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RSA Islington Nework: Reducing Consumption of Fossil-Fuel Energy: What Can Be Done Locally?

Islington & City Learning Centre, Finsbury Park, London N4, UK
July 2, 2019 18:00 - July 2, 2019 20:00
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Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: North London takes action!

Haringey Civic Centre (Stop BP), Wood Green, London N22 8ZW, UK
July 2, 2019 18:00 - July 2, 2019 20:00
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A celebration of Community Energy in South London

Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Rd, Walworth, London SE5 0EW, UK
July 2, 2019 19:00 - July 2, 2019 22:00
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What might a Zero Carbon Charlbury look like? A Suscha green drinks talk

1 Church St, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3PP, UK
July 2, 2019 19:00 - July 2, 2019 21:00
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Bee solar party!

Ernesettle Ln, Plymouth PL5 2DE, UK
July 3, 2019 15:00 - July 3, 2019 17:30
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Local Energy, a Flexible Future – Exeter

Castle St, Exeter EX4 3PU, UK
July 3, 2019 10:00 - July 3, 2019 15:00
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Smart Energy Networks of the Future - SIRACH Meeting with site tour

Islington House, Upper St, Islington, London N1 1XR, UK
July 4, 2019 09:00 - July 4, 2019 16:00
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London & South East Fuel Poverty Forum

Croydon N H S Walking Centre, Croydon CR0, UK
July 4, 2019 10:30 - July 4, 2019 15:30
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Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: West London Takes Action!

Town Hall, 51 Holland St, Kensington, London W8 7JB, UK
July 4, 2019 18:00 - July 4, 2019 20:00
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Local Energy, a Flexible Future – Bridgwater

A38, Bridgwater TA6, UK
July 4, 2019 10:00 - July 4, 2019 15:00
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Realising Community Energy Potential: Finding solutions to financing

Warwick St (Stop EM), Manchester M1 1DE, UK
July 5, 2019 09:00 - July 5, 2019 13:00
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The Great Energy Saving Goodie Bag Giveaway

1 Blenheim Pl, Brighton BN1 4AE, UK
July 5, 2019 12:00 - July 5, 2019 14:00
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EV Connections Workshop

7 More London Riverside, 123A Tooley St, London SE1 2JP, UK
July 5, 2019 09:45 - July 5, 2019 14:00
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Introduction to real energy efficiency

Top Floor Wharfe Cottage, New St, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5AB, UK
July 6, 2019 11:30 - July 6, 2019 12:45
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Solar Charger Making Workshop

45 Preston St, Exeter EX1 1DF, UK
July 6, 2019 10:00 - July 6, 2019 16:30
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Westmill Community Wind & Solar Farm Tour

B4508, Swindon SN6 8TH, UK
July 7, 2019 12:00 - July 7, 2019 13:00
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West Midlands Fuel Poverty Forum

138 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DT, UK
July 8, 2019 09:15 - July 8, 2019 12:15
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Activate! The Best Leaders Create Leaders

8 Hop Gardens, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4EH, UK
July 10, 2019 10:00 - July 10, 2019 16:00
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