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Community Energy Fortnight

Sep 5

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Over 40 events are taking place around the country


We are now a couple of days into Community Energy Fortnight, which started on the 3rd September and is running until the 18th.
 

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There has been a fantastic growth in community renewable energy projects recently, fuelled by government support like the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).

However, a large proportion of government funding has now been withdrawn; the Feed-in-Tariff has been cut and restrictions have been imposed on the use of the enterprise investment scheme (EIS) for financing renewables.

As a result, the community energy sector will need to develop radically new models by 2018 if it is to continue to develop. 


Over 40 events are taking place around the country, exploring four issues:

  • New business models for community energy
  • Stories from abroad – inspiration from other countries
  • Seeing and celebrating – showcasing successful projects and initiatives
  • Powering up – training, skills-building, learning events and workshops

 

The fortnight is being run by Forum for the Future and Community Energy England on behalf of the Community Energy Coalition.

 

Ethical Consumer has previously written about community energy schemes in our Energy Industry special report. 

 

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