At the beginning of 2019, for the third time, we conducted our yearly survey which aims to gather information about energy generation, saving, CO2 reduction and social impact activities of community energy organisations throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland up to the end of 2018.

The survey is now closed and results will be published shortly.

The findings from this survey will inform our annual State of the Sector Report, help us to influence government policy and raise awareness about the value of community energy. This year, we will also be publishing an openly accessible database as a resource for community energy researchers and practitioners. We hope that this resource will reduce the need for repeated research engagement and surveying of community energy organisations. It is, therefore, as ever, very important for us to get an accurate view of activity across the community energy sector.

The report will feed into the ongoing work of Community Energy England and Wales, networks, who support and aid community groups to develop their own low carbon projects. You can access last year’s State of the Sector Report 2018 here.

We greatly appreciate your time and effort in filling out our annual survey, as well as the continued support of your organisation for Community Energy England, Community Energy Wales and the State of the Sector initiative.