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.
This report sets out some concrete recommendations for the Mayor to consider, which will help those Londoners who are struggling with high bills.
The study represents the most in-depth survey undertaken to date of community energy activities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This paper explains Switched On London’s campaign for ‘Energy for Londoners’ to prioritise three aims: tackling fuel poverty; promoting clean energy; and democratic control.
This paper is an early contribution to finding workable answers to “what do we do next?”
updated Jan 2015
The guide is aimed at communities who may be interested in energy activities or projects.
This concludes that one of the most important aspects of Community Energy London is to make renewable and localised energy systems more visible, raise awareness and inspire others.
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.2017What 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.
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!
This report from the Energy Network Association, published by ReGenSW in 2017 is the Electricity storage guide for communities and independent developers
It is aimed at community energy groups and independent developers looking to develop electricity storage projects, who want to know how to connect to the electricity network.