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Community wind power more rewarding than commercial wind

Community owned wind farms have paid their communities 34 times more than commercial counterparts according to a June report produced by Aquatera Ltd on behalf of Point and Sandwick Development Trust. The report compared nine community owned and four private wind farms in Scotland and found that returns from the community owned wind farms average £170,000 per installed MW per annum, far exceeding the community benefit payment industry standard of £5,000 per installed MW per

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All-Energy Exhibition & Conference 2021

A message from All Energy and Dcarbonise – 18 – 19 August 2021 – SEC Centre, Glasgow All-Energy is at the core of the UK renewable and low carbon energy community. We bring together business, academia and government to share expertise and inspiration, forge partnerships, accelerate projects and generate business. Now in its 20th year, All-Energy has become a catalyst for innovation, opportunity and shared progress towards a prosperous and sustainable net zero, enabling users

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We the Power – a launchpad for Community Energy Fortnight 14-27 June

We the Power is a film (approx. 35 mins) about the citizen-led community-energy movement in Europe and the visionaries lighting the way. The film was created by the Patagonia company. ‘We the Power’ is also the theme for Community Energy Fortnight, a programme that will run 14 – 27 June – keep a look out on our social media platforms for more information over the coming weeks. Whether your community has already experienced the benefits

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Next Steps: One year on

Community Energy Scotland did not sit idle through the COVID-19 pandemic. A year ago today, we published our ‘Next Steps’ document which sets out a

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Introducing Community Energy Fortnight! 14-27 June 2021

Community Energy (CE) Fortnight provides a platform for those interested in community energy to share information, raise your own community group’s profile, launch your own activities, start discussions – whatever helps you in the CE field. So, we are encouraging communities, individuals and organisation of the community energy sector to get involved.

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Scotland’s Climate Assembly: Interim Report now laid in Scottish Parliament

Scotland’s Climate Assembly is made up of over 100 citizens from all walks of life tasked with examining expert evidence and agreeing recommendations for tackling the climate emergency in a fair and effective way. The interim report, laid in the Scottish Parliament on 24 March 2021, sets out 16 goals agreed by consensus, and calls for bold and urgent action now.

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