England gets a Community Energy Strategy Supporting Renewables and Efficiency by @DavidKThorpe

Energy Minister Greg Barker with the Haringey Big Community Switch team, North London 27 January 2014. The UK government has launched a Community Energy Strategy which will make it much easier for the owners of buildings to install renewable energy. It intends to broaden support available for community energy projects so that people can join together to reduce their energy use or purchase and generate their own energy. The Community Energy Strategy includes the following elements: £10m Urban Community Energy Fund (UCEF) that will support urban communities in England to develop renewable energy projects and be open to all communities in England that are not eligible for the existing Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) . Up to approximately £20,000 is available for feasibility work and loans of up to approximately £130,000 to support planning applications and develop robust b...

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