As part of our ‘Clean Energy Revolution’ campaign, The Co-operative is supporting communities across the country to generate their own renewable energy.
A bold new initiative – the Community Energy Challenge – will provide mentoring, technical advice and community facilitation for six to eight communities, enabling them to initiate co-operative renewable energy projects of significant scale. The result will be a powerful set of model community energy schemes that will help usher in a clean energy revolution across the UK.
The Community Energy Challenge is being delivered by the Centre for Sustainable Energy on behalf of The Co-operative. We’re currently considering proposals we’ve received from ambitious communities to develop projects that get people involved, change the way we think about energy, and inspire others to take action.
In February, dozens of communities applied to our Community Energy Challenge for the chance to receive support to start their own renewable energy projects. The deadline for applications was February 29th. We are now looking at all the fantastic proposals that you submitted. We will select a number of these to be developed into full project bids and assessed by our expert panel in April. We will then announce the winners in May and give details about how you can get involved in project delivery. Visit the Challenge website for the latest news.
Join our campaign and together we can bring about a clean energy revolution.