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Community Energy Fortnight

Posted on 1 March 2017

June sees Co-operative Energy sponsor Community Energy Fortnight, an event that brings together our two passions: energy and the community.

Taking place on 24 June – 9 July, the Fortnight highlights inspiring examples of communities who are sharing their resources to generate clean, renewable energy. For the fifth year running, we will be sponsoring the event which focuses on groups who work to actively reduce their energy demand and carbon emissions using technologies such as solar-PV, wind turbines, hydro-electricity and biomass heat.

We are also all set to host the largest annual gathering of community energy practitioners, to bring together some of the largest names in the industry, including international speakers, government officials and media representatives to address some of the biggest topics surrounding community energy.

At last year’s event, we commissioned polling of 2,000 UK adults and found some key stats, including:

  • 67% would support local, community-owned renewable energy projects such as wind turbines
  • 78% think the government should do more to help local communities generate their own energy, with profits staying within the area
  • 67% of people would be likely to support local renewable energy projects if they were owned and controlled by the community, with the profits benefitting the community

Stay tuned for more information surrounding member events for Community Energy Fortnight.

 

 

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