Our Voice for You
Ensuring the Community Voice is heard at the strategic level: as an organisation we help to broadcast the specific difficulties faced by the community sector, and try to find new ways forward by bringing communities and policy makers together.
The work you can't always see
Community Energy Scotland is very focused on working with community groups and supporting practical community energy projects. We also always try to ensure that the community voice is heard in policy debates, government consultations and the development plans of key organisations such as Scottish Power Energy Networks and Scottish and Southern Energy Networks.
We regularly submit responses on key issues, giving evidence in parliamentary inquiries and attending conferences dealing with relevant topics. We often combine with our colleagues in Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales in seeking to influence UK Government Policy too. You can see details of our most recent activity on this page, or look at older submissions in the ‘Our Voice Archive’ below.
Our Voice Archive
We are always working hard behind the scenes ensuring the right policies and incentives are in place to allow community energy to flourish.
We work closely with the UK and Scottish Governments, electricity network providers, and with organisations such as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), NatureScot (formerly Scottish National Heritage (SNH)) and Scottish Renewables to advise on the challenges and issues groups are facing, and to find ways to overcome difficulties.
A joint response to the Smart Export Guarantee consultation has been issued by Community Energy Scotland, Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales. CES welcomes
OFGEM, the UK gas and electricity markets regulator, is intending to change the way use of system charges are levied and, as members with grid