We are thrilled to announce our full support for the Cooperative Party's inspiring new campaign, #CommunityEnergyNow. This campaign aims to revolutionise the energy landscape in the UK, paving the way for a sustainable future that benefits local communities and our planet.
For far too long, we have relied heavily on energy produced and owned abroad, which has often resulted in empowering oligarchs and fuelling record profits for multinational oil and gas companies. But the time for change is now. With energy prices soaring to unprecedented heights, it is more important than ever to invest in cheap, clean, and renewable energy that is produced and owned right here in our own country.
The Cooperative Party understands that ownership matters. By backing community-owned energy initiatives, we can empower local residents to take charge of their own energy future. Imagine a world where communities own and control renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wind farms, which power their very own communities. It's a powerful vision that puts people at the heart of the energy transition.
To achieve this vision, we need a significant investment in community energy projects. By bolstering renewable energy capacity and putting communities in control, we can deliver transformative change to our energy system. This will not only reduce our carbon footprint but also create local jobs, enhance energy security, and contribute to the well-being of our communities.
We invite you to join us in supporting the #CommunityEnergyNow campaign, which at the time of publication, has already had almost 6,000 people pledging their support! Together, we can advocate for a new energy production system that is affordable, green, and owned and controlled by the people who use it. We encourage you to explore their comprehensive plan for community energy, which outlines the steps they believe are necessary to make this vision a reality.
Furthermore, by adding your name to publicly back community energy, you demonstrate your commitment to a sustainable future and send a powerful message to policymakers, industry leaders, and the wider public. Together, we can create a groundswell of support that cannot be ignored.
You can find out more about the Cooperative Party's plan for community energy and add your name to publicly support this initiative here.