Reports and publications produced or supported by Community Energy England.

See our most recent State of the Sector Report here.

Community Energy in the North West - Sector Survey 2019 

For the second year in a row, Community Energy England and Electricity North West carried out research into community energy activities in the North West of England. The aim of the research was to learn more about the impact of community energy in our region, the motivations and challenges faced and the future of the community energy sector. The research sets a benchmark for the sector moving forward and provides a clear indication on where the North West sits in terms of community energy.

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Community Energy in the North East, Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire 

Northern Powergrid and Community Energy England recently published the first in-depth analysis of community energy across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. The report forms part of Northern Powergrid’s continued commitment to supporting community energy.

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Transforming Energy: The Power of Local 

A practical toolkit to help community groups and local authorities to help them understand each other better and to provide ideas for how to work together and harness the power of local energy.

Created by Bristol Energy Network with Bristol City Council and Community Energy England.

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State of the Sector 2019 Report 

In June 2019, Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales launched the third State of the Sector Report, with data until the end of 2018. The research was conducted and report created by Scene and we are grateful to sponsor SP Energy Networks and supporters Electricity North West and Northern Powergrid.

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Catalysing People-powered Energy in Yorkshire and the Humber Report 2019 

This report summarises a research project undertaken by CRESR and Community Energy England to gauge the opportunities and challenges for the community energy sector in Yorkshire and the Humber, and the value of improved regional coordination. The research was conducted in 2018.

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Community Energy in the North West - Sector Survey 2018 

Electricity North West will play a key role in the delivery of a future energy system in the North West of England. One of the ways they are leading the North West to zero carbon is to help people and businesses across the region to generate their own energy. Community Energy England, with support from Scene worked with Electricity North West to learn more about people and diversity within the community energy sector, the impacts and benefits of energy projects, the motivations and challenges faced and the future of the community energy sector.

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