Climate Emergency Series 3: Community-based energy projects – 20th April


Bulk Buy Schemes, Community Transport, Community Renewable Energy


There are now many hundreds of community energy projects active in the UK, ranging from joint venture shares in a wind farm to local domestic energy advice schemes, green open homes and bulk insulation schemes, car sharing clubs, community buses powered by community-owned solar farms and everything in between.

CSE ran the government’s Urban Community Energy fund, giving grants and loans to communities to build their business plans for community enterprises based on energy and climate change, as well as running the national Next Generation fund for innovation in community energy, and the OpenLV scheme, helping communities manage their demand on the grid in order to earn money from the grid operator.

This webinar will therefore give parish clerks a high level overview of the depth and breadth of community energy activity, with a focus on what can best be achieved at the parish scale, and a guide to the sources of funding and support available to get community energy schemes off the ground.


The cost for webinar is:
SLCC Members – £60 + VAT
Non-Members – £70 + VAT

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20th April, 10:00am – 11:30am

Webinar duration: 1.5 hours

About the Trainers

Bridget Newbery, Senior Project Manager, Communities
Bridget has extensive experience in project delivery, with nearly 10 years in the sustainable energy sector. She focuses on community-scale approaches to bring about change, and has a thorough understanding of the challenges facing community groups, local perceptions of climate change, and the various approaches successfully adopted by groups to achieve change. Bridget co-chaired Bristol Green Capital’s Energy Action Group and has volunteered with several Bristol community energy groups.
A qualified project manager with 15 years of experience, Bridget has worked extensively in developing partnership projects with the public, private and voluntary sector. Her work routinely involves the development of training and project planning materials.

Megan Blyth, Senior Project Worker
Megan has experience in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, literature review and communication around the topics of environment, society and energy. Megan is primarily involved in CSE’s youth programme: mentoring young participants, research, recruitment, updating the website and social media account, and producing engagement and training materials. She’s also led the development phase of CSE’s climate emergency support programme for parishes, through identifying networks of local councils and giving presentations to local groups.


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