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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Community energy UK and is for news and comment in that context.

Community-generated green electricity to be offered to all in UK. [1] Jan 12

2019[edit | edit source]

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When a renewable energy revolution meets the landscapes of Orkney, the result is quite beautiful. [2] Sep 2 ...Scotland news

How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy. [3] Jan 20 ...Scotland news

Dutch eco initiative halves energy bills in first UK homes, Jan 7 [4]

2017[edit | edit source]

An energy system vision for a community energy-led future? Dec 1 [5]

This firm is launching the UK's first energy trading community in Hackney, Nov 22 [6]

London gets 'first not-for-profit energy provider in more than 100 years', Oct 18 [7] ...Islington

New solar community energy fund launched, Oct 13 [8] ...London news

Scotland to set up publicly-owned, not-for-profit renewable energy company, Oct 11 [9]

£1 billion solar programme for social housing tenants was launched in England and Wales, Sep 4 [10]

Mongoose Energy completes community energy deal to power 4,500 homes in England, Aug 7 [11] “By the community sector working with the private sector you will see more of it (battery storage) very soon,” Emma Bridge, Community Energy England [12]

“5 Community Energy Projects You Should Know”, Jul 6 by @TheCCoalition [13]

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Europe's largest community battery to be installed at Nottingham development, Jun 29 [14] ...East Midlands

Local energy firms power 130,000 homes - the power of your community revealed, Jun 20 [15]

Pioneering community energy storage project in Nottingham connects its first household battery storage system to the grid, May 11 [16] ...East Midlands

Smart energy project to run Isles of Scilly on renewables, storage and EVs, Mar 15 [17]

Stirling Council celebrates 1,500th solar install as battery storage pilot commences, Mar 3 [18] ...Scotland news

2016[edit | edit source]

'Green gas' plants that use grass proposed for fracking sites by leading renewable energy company, Dec 8 [19]

New consultation tool lets communities take lead in planning their own low carbon future, Nov 30 [20]

Let the people lighten energy load with citizen-owned schemes, Nov 29 [21]

Community solar can save money, save the planet, and build social capital, all at the same time, Mar 16 [22]

Good Energy promises UK's first subsidy-free windfarm, Mar 2 [23]

UK now has more than 1m solar homes, Feb 25 [24]

2015[edit | edit source]

The rise of community energy, November 27 [25]

Energy co-ops: why the UK has nothing on Germany and Denmark, October 2 [26]

Inspiration for community energy projects, September 2 [27]

Energy: the future is renewable and distributed, August 24 [28]

Renewables Share Of UK Electricity Generation Hits Record In Q1'15, August 17 [29]

A Quiet Energy Revolution - 5,000 community energy groups active in the UK, June 4 [30]

2014[edit | edit source]

You might not realise this but support for onshore wind has risen to a new high, April 29 [31]

Off-grid living: it's time to take back the power from the energy companies, Apr 11 [32]

Community energy schemes: what's holding local people back? March 3 [33]

UK Government's Community Energy Strategy unveiled! January 27 [34]

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