Community Energy Archive
Dec 06, 2015
Community energy groups have reported a last minute rush of investors, as the deadline for tax relief passes.
Nov 25, 2015
Community Energy England (CEE) has served the Treasury a ‘Letter before Action’ over plans to end tax relief later this month.
Nov 19, 2015
An 11th hour community share offer backed by Exeter City Council has raised £125,000 as the tax relief deadline approaches.
Nov 15, 2015
The UK’s community energy sector has launched a two-week race to raise £18 million.
Nov 13, 2015
A local group backed by Dorset County Council is offering investors the chance to help provide solar panels for school and community centres.
Nov 06, 2015
The REPOWERBalcombe group has dropped plans to build a 5 MW solar farm, blaming a decision to scrap tax relief for community energy projects.
Nov 05, 2015
The Green Party has published a new report, showcasing community energy projects in England.
Oct 31, 2015
Community energy projects have been thrown into disarray following the news that tax relief will end for subsidised schemes, industry figures have told Public Sector Energy.
Dec 08, 2014
Cllr Ken Browse, Chair of the National Association of Local Councils considers the role of parish and town councils in energy generation.
Nov 25, 2014
In this note, APSE Energy Consultant, Stephen Cirell, considers the recommendations of the Shared Ownership Taskforce published in November 2014.
Nov 17, 2014
The government has today (13 November) announced a range of measures to back community energy and partnerships between communities and developers. Below we have looked at announcements, their impact and some of the key issues that remain.
Nov 03, 2014
Lessons from Regen’s Local Authority Forum on 25 September: how local authorities can support community energy
This piece from RegenSW relates lessons learnt from its Local Authority Forum, held on 25 September on the subject of how local authorities can support community energy.
Jul 03, 2014
In this article Stephen Cirell considers DECCs community energy plans and what they mean for local authorities.
Oct 07, 2014
Hazel Williams of RegenSW reports back from its Local Authority Sustainable Energy Forum on 25 September.
Aug 31, 2014
The shadow energy minister, Tom Greatrex, has written to the head of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), complaining about the watchdog’s approach to energy co-operatives.
Aug 31, 2014
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has announced a £20m community energy fund to help encourage renewable schemes at a local level.