Communities - News Bulletin

Bulletin: 16th September 2013

Leadership from local authorities is needed for community energy to grow (Guardian)
Support from local government is needed if projects are to move from the 'big six' to the 'big 60,000'

Hydro power bids for Denbighshire (BBC News)
Community venture

Training fund from wind farm company (Herald Scotland)
TCI Renewables


Bulletin: 8th September 2013

Knocking the wind out of community energy (Third Force News)
Reflecting on challenges for community energy in Scotland

Devon and Cornwall 'will love wind turbines in 25 years' (North Devon Journal)
RIBA architects describe visions

Editorial: All power to the community (Red Pepper)
Left view on energy democratisation


Bulletin: 4th September 2013

Villagers in push for wind turbine project (Gazette & Herald)


Bulletin: 2nd September 2013

UK missing out on community energy potential, warns think tank (BusinessGreen)
Green Alliance argues lack of clear policy and restricted finance means UK is falling well short of community schemes' 3.5GW of potential

Realising the potential of community energy (
Link to report

Call to spread benefits of wind farms (John O'Groat Journal)
Plans for a Caithness wide benefit fund discussed

Power plan for flood relief scheme (BBC News)
£2m flood relief project for a Denbighshire town could include a hydro electric generator

Why investors should consider community-owned renewables (Blue and Green Tomorrow)
Focus on Brixton solar initiatives

Another community wind farm plan in tatters (Third Force News)
Roseneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust fails over landowner issues


Bulletin: 29th August 2013

Community energy fortnight has widespread support (Energy and Environmental Management Magazine)
Community Energy Fortnight (24 August to 8 September) showcases community solutions

Offshore wind industry provides fresh funding boost for coastal communities (BusinessGreen)
Expansion of offshore wind and marine energy industry underpins increased government funding for coastal community projects

Berliners' co-op aims to take over and run electricity grid of city (Guardian)
Successful bid by Citizen Energy Berlin for Vattenfall network will boost renewables and plough back profits, says activists' group


Bulletin: 26th August 2013

Community-funded turbine installed (BBC News)
£380,000 wind turbine paid for by the local community is being installed in a Devon village

Stow celebrating turbine cash windfall for Old Kirk (Southern Reporter)

'Green' group in favour of fracking (BBC News)
Balcombe debate