Category: Community energy

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Wind farms: Britain’s offshore boom is concentrating power in the hands of a few very large developers

By Bridget Woodman, Energy Policy Group, 11th Sept 2017 The price of offshore wind continues to fall dramatically. The UK government’s latest round of contracts for renewable generation have just been announced, and they show...

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The strategic importance of democratising energy

Iain Soutar, EPG, 8th October 2015 Speaking at the Labour Conference last week, shadow secretary Lisa Nandy sought to clarify what energy policy would look like under a Labour government. The speech appeared to...

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Social capital: a key ingredient of energy system transformation

Iain Soutar   In the month since the Tories won the right to form a majority government, there is still speculation around what the impact to energy policy will be. Taking the helm at...

Notes for an energy policy resolution 0

Notes for an energy policy resolution

Happy 2014.I hope everyone has made suitable New Year’s resolutions and that they will stick to them for at least twelve months.Or, if you’re anything like me, you’d figure that if you can’t get...

The promises and challenges of community energy: what did we learn from the EPG/ESI community workshop event? 0

The promises and challenges of community energy: what did we learn from the EPG/ESI community workshop event?

The potential role for community level energy initiatives to contribute and engage with the broader aims of energy security and climate change strategy in the UK has become increasingly recognized in recent times and...

Honesty amid complexity: What role for evidence in energy policy 0

Honesty amid complexity: What role for evidence in energy policy

Last month DECC invited evidence around community energy to inform an eventual Community Energy Strategy consultation in the summer. A sceptic would note that this call for evidence has shifted the draft consultation back...

Our submission to the DECC Community Energy Call for Evidence 0

Our submission to the DECC Community Energy Call for Evidence

The Department for Energy and Climate Change last week closed its call for evidence to support the development of a Community Energy Strategy, to be launched in the autumn. The EPG and colleagues in...

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