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UK govt promoting small-scale decentralised renewable energy

The web site is the latest in a series of measures from the government designed to facilitate the rollout of community-scale renewable energy projects, which critics have long claimed have been neglected in favour of onsite and larger-scale projects.


Coalition calls on ‘big society’ to embrace small energy New Community Energy Online web site to provide guidance on how to deliver local renewables projects, BusinessGreen, By James Murray25 Nov Communities and businesses keen to take advantage of the UK’s renewable energy incentives will from today be able to receive additional guidance from the government, after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched a web site designed to help organisations generate their own energy.

Dubbed Community Energy Online, the new site offers local authorities and community groups detailed advice and case studies demonstrating how to select and deliver local low-carbon and renewable energy projects. The guidance includes information on how to select the right technology, raise the necessary finance, qualify for relevant incentives such as the feed-in tariff and renewable heat incentive, and comply with regulations…….

The web site is the latest in a series of measures from the government designed to facilitate the rollout of community-scale renewable energy projects, which critics have long claimed have been neglected in favour of onsite and larger-scale projects.

For example, the coalition government recently overturned a ban on local councils selling electricity back to the national grid in an attempt to make renewable energy projects on local authority land more attractive.

The push to promote community projects has been broadly welcomed by the renewable energy industry, although concerns remain that while the government has committed to launching the renewable heat incentive next year, it could still scale back the feed-in tariff scheme.

Coalition calls on ‘big society’ to embrace small energy – 25 Nov 2010 – News from BusinessGreen

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November 26, 2010 - Posted by | decentralised, UK | , , ,

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