What is community energy?

Posted in: Energy

Posted on: 26.10.2016

In simple terms, community energy is a group of people coming together to generate, own, manage, or reduce consumption of energy.

Community energy projects are predominantly renewable using power from the wind, sun and rain.

 The main aim of these is to save local people money.

But it also means we rely less on dirty, fossil-fuel power stations which are miles from where the power is eventually used.

Here at Good Energy, we’ve long championed the role of communities in building a cleaner, greener future for the UK – it’s a key part of our mission.

Supporting the pioneering sector

The UK has promised to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels). Launching new community energy projects is a great way to achieve this.

This week we’re releasing our new Community Energy report, celebrating how we’ve helped the communities close to us but also looking at what happens next.

To find out more, take a look through our report by clicking here.   

And if you’re thinking about setting up your own community energy scheme, we’d love to hear about it. Email innovation@goodenergy.co.uk

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