Posts Tagged ‘community’

Just 10 new community energy schemes registered after Tories cut subsidies

Number of new local renewable energy schemes has crashed from 76 last year after government slashed support for wind and solar The number of new community-owned renewable energy projects of the sort backed by Jeremy Corbyn this week has plummeted after a series of government decisions have made many proposals for wind and solar farms […]

Community wind farm project raises A 700k in three weeks in community …

Now the staff and volunteers at Awel Co-op, the group behind the project, are aiming to take the total up to A 1m by the end of January A community wind farm project that has been backed by rugby legend Paul Thorburn and Wales’ national poet Gillian Clarke has raised more than 700,000 in three […]

Boris Johnson: Treasury is endangering community renewables

Mayor of London calls on the government to reconsider plans to remove tax relief for investors in community energy projects Boris Johnson has warned the Treasury it is endangering efforts by local communities around the UK to build their own renewable energy projects. In a letter to the financial secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, […]

Treasury tax plans will ‘decimate’ UK’s community energy projects

More than 100 green groups warn that changes to tax relief on community solar and wind projects will be the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for their prospects Efforts by local communities to install their own solar panels and wind turbines will be decimated by Treasury changes to tax relief, more than 100 green energy […]

With this attack on community energy the ‘big six’ win out over big society | George Monbiot

By changing the rules, this government has sabotaged the promise of a UK community energy revolution and secured the dominance of the big six energy companies You would think the government had invented community. When David Cameron became prime minister, he announced that “my great passion is building the ‘big society’ … We need to […]

Community wind power harnessed at official opening in Cambridgeshire village

A crowd of about 50 people cheered at the official opening of an 800,000 wind turbine paid for by a Cambridgeshire village. View full post on Wind Power News

Pocatello Community Charter School Wind Turbine

The first wind turbine to go through Pocatello’s permitting process.

Washington Gas Energy Services Selected to Provide Groundswell 100 Percent Wind Power for its Community Power Program Bid

Participation of 26 Mission-Based Organizations and Residents of Washington, D.C. and Maryland Will Reduce Environmental Footprint Equivalent to Taking More than 1,450 Cars Off the Road for One Year Washington & Herndon, VA, May 22, 2013 – Advancing its vision to create economic prosperity locally and drive environmental sustainability, Washington, … (more) View full post […]

Community members urged to fight local wind energy projects

More than 60 people gather at the Norwood Town Hall to learn more about the implications of a planned wind energy project in the area. View full post on Wind Power News

6 Vt. wind protesters get community service

Six people convicted of trespassing during a protest against construction of an industrial wind-power project in northern Vermont have been sentenced to 25 hours of community service each. View full post on Wind Power News