Ethical energy provider Co-operative Energy is a long-term supporter of community energy schemes, sourcing its energy from several community owned wind turbines. In fact 100 per cent of the electricity provided to its customers is sourced from renewable generators.
Co-operative Energy therefore welcomes the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s plans to increase the Feed-in Tariff (FITs) payments for community schemes as it means more people will be able to invest and, most importantly, benefit from their local energy generator.
Ramsay Dunning, General Manager of Co-operative Energy commented: "The increase in the FITs cap for community schemes is great news and shows that the Community Energy Coalition is coming of age and really starting to pack a punch. The Government is to be applauded for recognising that the Energy Bill could have inadvertently derailed valuable new community schemes."
In addition, the move is also an important step in tackling climate change, which is a big priority of Co-operative Energy. Since its launch the responsible energy provider has been committed to playing its part in tackling climate change and its partnerships with community-owned wind farms Harlock Hill and Westmill, low-carbon energy project Gen Community and wind-energy project, Resilient Energy Great Dunkilns demonstrate this.