Communities are now playing an important part in the big energy debate and the government is listening. In response to this Community Energy South will be hosting four events across the region between the 19th and 29th of September.
The events will showcase local community energy initiatives, setting out to encourage new groups to take up community energy, scaling up of our low carbon future and the creation of local, green-growth jobs.
Community Energy is now, more than ever, featuring in community agendas across the country. Today there are 6000 community energy groups in the UK looking closely at their local energy use. In doing so, they are making bold steps to generate locally owned energy, alongside helping their communities to use their power and heat more efficiently. These communities are both empowering themselves and making significant cost savings.
The ‘Powering our Communities’ events are free and are focused upon providing information for community groups, parishes, local authorities, individuals and businesses who are seeking information on developing a low carbon, energy efficient community. They provide an opportunity for everyone to learn from communities who are already active in doing just that. Existing groups will showcase the growth of community energy and debate the future growth of the industry in our region.
These half-day conferences will provide opportunities to meet local energy champions.
For further information, including booking information, visit www.communityenergysouth.org.uk/events