Updated 16th February 2018

Useful publications about community energy are available below. ‘Realising the Potential’, commissioned by Community Energy London, provides an excellent insight into the London landscape:

 Realising the Potential – Giovanna Speciale

– June 2017
This document explores the unique challenges that community groups in London have faced and explores the potential for a centrally coordinated body representing community energy groups to work in partnership with the GLA and overcome these challenges.

  • People Power How consumer choice is changing the UK energy system – Green Alliance. 

    April 2017

    Britain’s future energy market will not only consist of passive customers buying power from big and distant power stations. Instead, it will increasingly be owned and operated by the consumers who install distributed energy technologies.

    What does zero carbon look like? Includes; retrofitting existing buildings to cut energy use, zero-carbon standards for new builds, electricity, heat and transport systems powered by renewable energy.

    Getting to Zero – Elementa 

    July 2017

    This report has become the manifesto for the newly formed task-force LETI – the London Energy Transformation Initiative. LETI has launched 4 working groups to translate ideas from the workshop into tangible evidence based recommendations for energy policy in London over the summer.

    Community Energy by Gordon Cowtan

    The review by Jeremy Williams is here.
    An introduction into the sector in Britains. Covers renewable technologies, as well as energy efficiency initiatives. Diplomatic and uplifting!