Our report Community Power Scotland: From Remote Island Grids to Urban Solar Co-operatives , which shows the diversity of community energy projects across Scotland, has been launched.
The report highlights some of the key challenges and the sometimes unexpected benefits of these schemes. It also includes some recommendations for policy and legislative changes that will enable Scottish communities to play a leading role in the transition to a clean, green, fair energy system.
Our Community Power campaign aims to mobilise people to develop their own renewable solutions to their energy needs. It provides investment and public support for renewables projects and encourages people to think about their relationship with energy.
Community-owned projects could transform our energy system. Successful examples from across Europe show the benefits in reducing carbon emissions and energy bills whilst instilling a sense of pride in their collective achievements.