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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral project
Located in rural Cheshire, Ashton Hayes is a well knit community of about 1000 people that is aiming to become England's first carbon neutral community. We started our journey in ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
From feasibility grants and community share offers to commercial investment, CfR can help raise the funds required to make your local energy project happen.
CfR have a track record ...
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 ...
Invest in community energy
Are you a social investor? Find out about current community energy share offers and register your interest in future opportunities.
Green Open Homes
The Green Open Homes network was established in 2013 to support low-carbon open homes events across the country.
Green Open Homes events are where people open their homes to ...
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 ...
Greater Fishponds Energy Group
A community energy group based in Greater Fishponds, Bristol helping Fishponds, Hillfields and Eastville reduce energy use.
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 ...
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 ...
Northern Powergrid 2017 Community Energy Seed Fund
Northern Powergrid are offering local groups the chance to secure funding to kick-start their own community energy project.
The Community Energy Seed Fund is offering grants from £1,000 to ...
Community Energy Conference 2015
On Saturday 5th September Co‐operative Energy and Community Energy England jointly hosted the third annual Community Energy Conference at the Said Business School, Oxford University.
This was certainly Co-operative ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Carbon Co-op membership
Become a member of the Carbon Co-op via http://carbon.coop/user/register to receive specialist help and advice on reducing your household energy usage and become part of a community of like minded ...
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 ...
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 ...
Community Home Energy Check
The Community Home Energy Check is a new online tool from Energy Saving Trust Foundation that aims to help communities give energy advice and track that impact of that advice. ...
Pennine Community Power Limited
Pennine Community Power was started in 2012, by members of the community in the upper Calder Valley and particularly inspired and supported by Blackshaw Environmental Action Team. It currently has ...
SENSIBLE at the Meadows Community
SENSIBLE stands for 'Storage ENabled SustaInable energy for BuiLdings and communitiEs'.
The overall objective of Project SENSIBLE is to develop, demonstrate and evaluate a storage-enabled ...
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 ...
South Dartmoor Community Energy
We are a new community benefit society set up to help our local communities become more energy efficient and involved in renewable energy projects. At the moment we have 2 ...
Transition Eynsham Area (GreenTEA)
A member of the Transition Towns movement, founded to give local people resilience to the problems caused by Climate Change.
Our group was founded in January 2009 and now ...
In 2015 Eggar’s School, Amery Hill School, both secondary Academies and Alton Sixth form College were approached by Energy Alton offering to put solar panels on the three sites at ...
Saving energy in Greenmoor
The Lidget Green and Scholemoor areas of Bradford comprise the Greenmoor Big Local area - it is designated a Big Local area due to high levels of deprivation.
Big Energy Idea 2017 (Fund)
Ignite are looking for the brightest business ideas that use energy to make a difference in people’s lives. If you have an energy related idea, and are looking for investment ...
Re-energising Middlesbrough is a Northern Powergrid Community Foundation funded project. The aim of the scheme is to provide feasibility studies to look at renewable energy options for six community buildings ...
The Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust are working on a project with Western Power Distribution (WPD) a District Network Operator (DNO) who serve 7.8m customers in the Midlands, South West and Wales. WPD ...
Teign Energy Communities Ltd.
As an umbrella Community Energy Society we want to work with others groups and organisations in Teignbridge to help them realise their Energy generation/saving projects. TECs can provide the know-how ...
Hope for the Future
Hope for the Future supports anyone and everyone who is concerned about climate change to raise their local MP’s awareness of the issue.
SELCE is a grass-roots community energy group who work in Greenwich and Lewisham. SELCE aims to combat climate change by generating community owned renewable energy, whilst helping those in fuel ...
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 ...
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 ...