Community Energy Scotland is a registered charity that provides practical help for communities on green energy development and energy conservation.
Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company was formed in 2004 as a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Building on the success of this, and in response to a growing sustainable development agenda in Scotland, the Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company evolved into an independent Scottish charity, Community Energy Scotland.
Community Energy Scotland was incorporated on 9th November 2007 as a Company Limited by Guarantee with no share capital (Company No. SC333698) and a registered Scottish Charity (No. SC039673). The organisation has spread from an initial base in the Highlands to cover the whole of Scotland, offering local development officers throughout the country.
Our Aims and Objectives
We believe that communities can become stronger, more self reliant and resilient by generating their own energy and using it efficiently.
We provide education, finance and practical help.
We are a voice for communities who want to act now for a more secure and sustainable energy future in Scotland
Our charitable aims:
1. To advance community development within Scotland (the Operating Area) and to advance environmental protection within the Operating Area, and in particular (but without limiting the generality of that aim) through.
2.To prevent and/or relieve poverty within the Operating Area, and in particular by providing advice and/or financial support to assist in resolving problems of fuel poverty through improved approaches to energy conservation and use.