Local Flexibility Markets – What are they and how can community energy organisations get involved?

Electric Vehicle charger

As our electricity system becomes more decentralised, renewable generation grows and demand for electric vehicles and electrified heat rises, the grid is increasingly under pressure. One solution to accommodate this strain is to be more flexible in how, when and where we generate and consume electricity. In the current market, value is predominantly placed on … Read more

Providers, Protectors and Promoters – the roles of third sector organisations in domestic retrofit policy delivery

Rear alley in Manchester

This is a guest blog from Rebecca Ince, an academic researcher at the University of Birmingham. She has a long term interest in energy efficiency, retrofit and third sector organisations and she also used to work in the construction industry. Rebecca spoke at our Energy Efficiency in Your Community event held with Community Energy England … Read more

Carbon Co-op co-organises a National Community Energy and Energy Efficiency event

Attendees listening to a presentation by Carlos of Carbon Co-op

On 19th April 2018 in Birmingham, Community Energy England and Carbon Co-op hosted a full day of talks on the role that energy efficiency projects could play in community energy activities. Community energy practitioners from across England, expert contractors and representatives from Local Authorities came together to discuss the potential for new business models that … Read more