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Transforming the UK’s Community Energy Sector
Thursday 26th April 2018 @ 10:15 am - 4:30 pm£140 - £316
The government faces the challenge of balancing affordability with security of supply as a means of encouraging a more decarbonised world. Subsequently community energy projects have a central role to play in our transition to a low carbon future, and the way we respond to a myriad of social issues. For example, community energy can help deliver key benefits to communities such as opportunities for local economic regeneration. Moreover, at a time when 2.5 million households are living in fuel poverty (BEIS, 2017), projects enable communities to take control of the energy they use to cut bills. Presently, there are 222 community energy groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with over 30,000 members (Community Energy England, 2017).