Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales, along with research partners Scene are currently producing the second State of the Sector Report, the first of which set a benchmark for annual community energy generation, energy savings and CO2 reduction projects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland up until the end of 2016. The deadline for submissions has now passed.
We expect to launch the report at the Community Energy Conference on June 23rd.
The State of the Sector Report is crucial in helping us to decide how to influence government policy over the next 12 months and in raising awareness of the value of community energy. The report will also feed into the ongoing work of Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales, supporting and aiding communities to develop their own low carbon projects.
The survey has gathered the following information about community energy organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Geographical information (e.g. project sites);
- Technical project information (e.g. generation capacities);
- Project financing information (e.g. development and capital finance);
- Community benefit funding;
- Barriers to your organisation’s work;
- Organisation’s future plans.
We are not only interested in organisations and projects that are generating energy and reducing carbon, we want to know about projects which have stalled. If we know details of why projects stall, we can work with community groups, local authorities and government to ensure other groups don't meet a similar fate, and we can see if there are ways that such projects can be resurrected.
Help & Support
Phone – 0131 651 4556 (Sandy Robinson, Project Manager)