Our Community Power campaign aims to mobilise people to develop their own renewable solutions to their energy needs. It provides investment and public support for renewables projects and encourages people to think about their relationship with energy.
Community-owned projects could transform our energy system. Successful examples from across Europe show the benefits in reducing carbon emissions and energy bills whilst instilling a sense of pride in their collective achievements.
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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.
DECC proposed to make it easier for shale gas companies to drill under people's homes by taking away their right to object or even be notified. We object and fortunately so do the Scottish Government. See also this press release: www.foe-scotland.org.uk/node/1869
Our new report ‘Smaller, Greener Banking’ considers the dominance of RBS and Bank of Scotland in Scotland, the damaging yet potentially positive role of finance for environmental sustainability, and fresh ideas for a diverse banking sector of small, safe and accountable banks.
This report from Client Earth, argues that community power is an essential element in Europe’s low carbon energy transition. The report includes case studies from Spain, Germany, Denmark, Scotland and the UK that demonstrate best legal practice, and sets out 11 policy recommendations. It also explains how Member States can use existing EU Directives, and learn from other Member States’ success, to better support community power projects.