Community Renewable Energy Powers 130,000 Homes

A community-owned wind turbine at Hockerton, nr Southall. A local example of a community-owned renewable project
Community-owned renewable energy is generating enough energy to power the equivalent of 130,000 UK homes according to the findings of a‘state of the sector’ survey. Released by Community Energy England, the results show that a total of 222 organisations are now operating solar, hydro or wind power schemes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These organisations have raised £190m investment, mainly from community share issues.
The report highlights the success achieved by community organisations but warns that reduced government support is threatening the future viability of the sector. Community Energy England Chief Executive Emma Bridge said: ‘These projects have proved that they are both innovatory and resilient in a very tough climate but the unprecedented cuts in subsidy and tax incentives present them with their biggest challenge yet.’
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