There are a number of organisations that bring together individuals and groups who are interested in promoting community energy in the UK. There are also a number of regional organisations who help to support groups in their area.
The Centre for Sustainable Energy is an independent national charitable company that was initiated in 1979. Based in Bristol they mostly support projects in the South West, but also issue reports and engage in other work that has relevance across the UK. CSE give advice, manage innovative energy projects, train...Read More »
The Welsh Government’s Ynni’r Fro programme uses European Structural Funds to offer social enterprises grant aid, loans and free, independent, hands-on advice and information to help social enterprises develop their own community scale renewable energy schemes across Wales.
They have a network of locally-based Technical Development Officers in place across...Read More »
The Community Energy Practitioners Forum (CEPF) brings together some of the leading charities empowering and supporting action by communities on sustainable energy across the UK.
The Community Energy Contact Group was set up by Greg Barker, DECC Minister as an informal advisory group. He invited a number of people with high level engagement and expertise in community energy to contribute, on a personal, non-representative basis.
Remit of the Community Energy Contact Group
This group’s remit is to...Read More »
The Community Energy Coalition is a network of organisations that support a dramatic increase in community owned renewable energy in the by 2020. Members include the Church of England, National Farmers Union, Friends of the Earth, The Co-operative Group, National Trust, National Union of Students and Forum for the...Read More »