The Voice of the Community Energy Sector

We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping community energy organisations create and implement new projects by advocating for a policy landscape that will support community energy and providing opportunities for community energy practitioners to connect, learn, share business models and help each other overcome obstacles. 

Who We Are

All our work is intended to help clear obstacles, create connections between practitioners and stakeholders, and facilitate the work of community energy organisations, thereby benefiting the sector as a whole. We are there to help when issues and policy changes affect community energy organisations' ability to create and implement projects.

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Community Energy Data

We lead the annual State of the Sector research on the community energy sector and publish the flagship Report. We hold the most comprehensive dataset on community energy in England and make it available to members, academic researchers and other strategic partners.

Read the State of the Sector Report 2020

Membership

We have over 250 members and encourage all organisations active in or supportive of the community energy sector to join us. Membership adds to the strength of our collective voice advocating on behalf of the sector and increases our ability to build connections within the sector and help practitioners overcome obstacles, all helping us to help the sector grow.

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Latest News

Community groups with bright ideas for energy innovation to benefit from new peer support

Community groups with bright ideas for energy innovation to benefit from new peer support

21/01/2021

The new Next Generation Community Energy Peer Mentoring programme is lookin …

Consultation on Community Energy in the North East

Consultation on Community Energy in the North East

18/12/2020

VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East) and the Centre for Sustainable Ene …

People and communities 'Missing in Policy'

People and communities are missing in UK energy, climate change and recovery policy.

17/12/2020

CEE response to Energy White Paper and recent policy announcements.We see trends em …

Climate ambition is futile unless people and communities are engaged

Climate ambition is futile unless people and communities are engaged

04/12/2020

Community Energy England response to the government’s announcement of its NDCs …