community energy

Four Good Reasons for Community Microgrids

September 14, 2015 by Darek Letkiewicz

Community Microgrids

City leaders are turning their attention to community microgrids. Energy is the lifeblood of any community, and severe storms in recent years have revealed the vulnerability of the central grid. Taking into account the priorities of city leaders here are four good reasons for cities and towns to pursue microgrids.[read more]

New Research Project to Investigate How Communities can Tackle Fuel Poverty, the Silent Killer

July 29, 2015 by Sussex Energy Group

Fuel Poverty and Health Risk

New research to be conducted on the issue of fuel poverty will help researchers, and energy and community policy makers to understand just how it is that community groups could reach the vulnerable and what potential impact local activities could have.[read more]

Community Choice Programs Empower Electricity Customers in New York and Beyond

June 4, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Solar and Community Adoption

New York has embarked on an energy reform that will change the way electricity is produced, distributed, and priced in the state. The effort has the potential to scale up the use of local renewable energy resources and widely deploy energy efficiency technologies, and give customers greater control over their energy use.[read more]


Holland: Pioneering Sustainable District Heating Innovations

July 2, 2014 by Silvio Marcacci

Sustainable District Heating

District heating isn’t a new concept. Using heat from one resource to meet demand among a centralized group of consumers has long been in use, primarily through combined heat and power from natural gas. But communities are turning to sustainable sources for their heating demands.[read more]


Can Community Energy Go Mainstream in the UK?

September 11, 2013 by Sam Friggens

UK Community Energy

Community energy has the potential to move from being 'soft and cuddly' to a major force within Britain's energy system. By combining communities of interest with new forms of finance, ordinary people can be involved in the UK's low-carbon energy transition.[read more]

The Low Carbon Hub: Innovation and Community Renewable Energy

July 25, 2013 by Sadhbh Ní Hógáin

Community Energy Projects

Low Carbon Hub provides technical assistance to communities around renewable energy and the mobilization of citizen financing. It aims to reduce energy demand in Oxford and Oxfordshire through increasing the share of renewables and retrofitting buildings.[read more]

Community Renewable Energy Plans to Receive Extra Support

July 5, 2013 by David Thorpe

Community Renewable Energy Plans

The Department for Energy and Climate Change has said it will increase the generation threshold under which community projects are eligible for feed-in tariffs to enable larger projects to benefit.[read more]

Community Power: Loans for Community-Based Renewable Energy

May 11, 2013 by Sadhbh Ní Hógáin

The most successful way of letting many people participate in energy production is through community energy co-operatives. They allow the broader public to share in the profits of energy production.[read more]

Energy and Community in Arkansas [VIDEO]

February 27, 2013 by Mark Green

Dialogue is an important part of the energy-developing process: Today’s oil and natural gas companies are investing time and energy to listening and responding to community voices.[read more]

India: Forget The Centralized Grid, Community Power Is Here

August 23, 2012 by Joseph Romm

Just days after the historic blackout reminded us that centralized coal is the problem, not the solution to India’s energy woes, a new era of entrepreneurs marked the beginning of a truly revolutionary effort to deliver energy access.The landmark deal that marked their arrival was lost amidst the coverage of the blackout and the...[read more]

Community Scale Solar Power

August 19, 2011 by Jonathan Smith

John Farrell says, “‘Community scale’ solar is likely to provide the best combination of affordability, speed, and opportunity for local economic benefit.” But, what does he mean by “community scale” and does it fit with Big Eddie’s concept of centralized power (Sig Heil!). There are two good sources of solar installed cost in the U.S....[read more]

Community Energy Sees A New Dawn In The UK

June 7, 2011 by David Thorpe

It's a historic week in Scotland where a new community wind power scheme will be commissioned by the end of the week, epitomising a wave of interest in community-led renewables.The project is in Udny, Aberdeenshire and has been five years in development. Whereas many so-called community wind farms in the country are actually developed...[read more]