This month sees the start of the UK’s first ever Community Energy Fortnight. Running from the 24th August to the 8th September, the campaign aims to get people inspired about community energy through a programme of talks and tours around established community energy projects up and down the country.
The campaign is the brainchild of the Community Energy Coalition, a group of some of the UK’s biggest community organisations, including the Women’s Institute and The Campaign to Protect Rural England. The Coalition seeks to bring about the widespread establishment of community energy projects in the UK by 2020.
The Community Energy Fortnight’s programme of events cover a wide variety of available technologies, including biomass, wind power, hydroelectricity and more, with events going on across the UK – so chances are you’ll be able to find an event near you showcasing the technologies you’re interested in. Even if you think the circumstances aren’t right for your community to set up its own plant at the moment, if you’re thinking about getting a microgeneration system installed in your home these events are also a great opportunity to find out in person about how exactly each of the renewable energy technologies work.