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Ask Scottish leaders to support the future of community renewable energy

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Last October, Scotland reached our target of 500MW of 'community and locally-owned' renewable energy five years ahead of schedule. This is great but we must make sure many more communities in Scotland benefit from owning local renewable energy projects.

We are calling on party leaders to make manifesto commitments to double the target of community-owned renewable energy to 1GW by 2020 and also set an ambitious goal of 2GW by 2030. That way support mechanisms, like the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme, will continue to exist and help deliver tangible projects for local people.

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Community energy & Local Governments:

Capacity building on how to integrate and set up community energy projects in local energy plans

6 April 2016 - Warsaw, Poland

Local decision-makers, planners, local government associations and networks, and energy agencies are invited to participate in this free workshop addressing the potential for roll-out of community energy. 

This event will include topics such as: how community energy projects can be integrated into local energy action planning, how can a local government set up and facilitate  a community energy, what are the barriers and how to access funds. Best practice from across Europe will also be showcased during the workshop.

Find the programme of the event here.

Please register here, or write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



After the floods

Lighting up Greater Manchester with community-owned solar


18 Greater Manchester community groups collaborate to go solar.
A practical way for people to act together to tackle fuel poverty and climate change, supporting local community work in the process.
They aim to raise £50,000 by June, followed by a public share offer with panels installed by September.

The recent floods and cold weather have made issues of climate change and fuel poverty all the more pressing for many in the North West.

This week, community groups from across Greater Manchester will be taking matters into their own hands with the launch of Community Energy GM. This ambitious project aims to give twenty community buildings gleaming new solar rooftops – boosting budgets for vital services, cutting carbon and building a network for action on fuel poverty in the process.



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in Brussels, Belgium

Community energy across Europe: potential and successful results

16th March 2016, 8:30-12:00

Science14 Atrium, Rue de la Science 14b, 1040, Brussels

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warmly invite you to our public conference


Community energy: accelerating sustainable energy roll-out in Europe

Date: December 4th 2015

Time: 14:30 - 17:30

Venue: French Economic, Social and Environental Council

           9 Place d’Iéna, 75775 Paris cedex 16, Paris, France

Registration is still open

How can local governments and their communities help to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy until 2030? What part do community-owned renewables play in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and especially the COP21 Paris Agreement?

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