The Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced a new Community Energy Strategy to support local community energy projects. The strategy includes
- a £10m Community Energy Fund to kick start community energy generating projects in England;
- £1m Energy Saving Network fund;
- A community energy saving competition £100,000 to communities to develop innovative approaches to saving energy and money; and
- A ‘one stop shop’ information service for people interested in developing community energy projects.