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11-09-2014

The Kingussie Hydro Project

As part of the Community Power campaign Friends of the Earth Scotland is telling the stories of local projects where people have taken control of their energy futures. These videos are from all across Scotland, and involve different technologies, communities and stories. This film is about the Kingussie Hydro project.

10-09-2014

Join our event!

Germany6 October 2014, Brussels
Event on Legislation and financing for people's
ownership of community renewable energy
across Europe

 

 
We urgently need to change our energy system into one powered by renewable energy to end our dependency on fossil fuels and the harm they are doing to peoples, our climate and our environment. By putting communities and citizens at the heart of a shift to renewable energy we can achieve a transition more quickly, fairly and with added benefits.

The conference will focus on the following topics:
- Successful community renewable energy projects
- Legislative challenges across Europe
- Financing in Central and Eastern European countries
- Renewable energy cooperatives (REScoops) and financing

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09-09-2014

The Dingwall Wind Co-op

As part of the Community Power campaign Friends of the Earth Scotland is telling the stories of local projects where people have taken control of their energy futures. These videos are from all across Scotland, and involve different technologies, communities and stories. This film is about the Dingwall wind co-op.

08-09-2014

Eigg Electric - A stand alone electricity grid on the Isle of Eigg

As part of the Community Power campaign Friends of the Earth Scotland is telling the stories of local projects where people have taken control of their energy futures. These videos are from all across Scotland, and involve different technologies, communities and stories. This film is about a stand alone electricity grid on the Isle of Eigg.

05-09-2014

The Spirit of Lanarkshire Wind Energy Co-op

As part of the Community Power campaign Friends of the Earth Scotland is telling the stories of local projects where people have taken control of their energy futures. These videos are from all across Scotland, and involve different technologies, communities and stories. This film is about Lanarkshire Wind Energy Co-op.

04-09-2014

The Neilston Community Wind Farm

As part of the Community Power campaign Friends of the Earth Scotland is telling the stories of local projects where people have taken control of their energy futures. These videos are from all across Scotland, and involve different technologies, communities and stories. The first film documents the launch of the Kingussie Hydro scheme and of the people involved in setting up this community power project.

03-09-2014

Community-energy: empowering local authorities and their communities to guide local sustainable energy roll-out in Scotland

Local decision-makers, planners, local government associations, networks and energy agencies are invited to participate in this free workshop addressing potential for roll-out of community energy in Scotland. The event will include topics such as how local authorities can invest in community energy, how they can access funding, and how local authorities and community groups can work together in renewable energy. Best practice from across Scotland will also be showcased during the workshop.

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29-08-2014

Big power out, solar in: UBS urges investors to join renewables revolution

Big power stations in Europe could be redundant within 10-20 years as electric cars, cheaper batteries and new solar technologies transform the way electricity is generated, stored and distributed, say analysts at the world’s largest private bank.

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28-08-2014

District cooling needs greater visibility in order to achieve its potential

The second workshop of the RESCUE (Renewable Smart Cooling for Urban Europe) Consortium took place in Bath and North Somerset (UK) in July. Technical experts met with local government representatives from across the UK to discuss the potential benefits of district cooling as an alternative to traditional cooling methods. Participants also took time to consider the various aspects of funding, planning and implementing such a system. It was seen as up to the local governments to instigate discussion, to act as convener, and to guide developers.

01-08-2014

Event on 20  November 2014, Dublin, Ireland, Community-energy: empowering local authorities and their communities to guide local sustainable energy roll-out

Local decision-makers, planners, local government associations, networks and energy agencies are invited to participate in this free workshop addressing potential for roll-out of community energy in Ireland. The event will include topics such as how local authorities can contribute to local economic regeneration, how they can plan efficiently for Renewable Energy,and how local authorities can stimulate local green economy . Best practice from across Ireland will also be showcased during the workshop.

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