Dear Communities,

The Low Carbon Hub is supporting The Co-operative in its campaign for a Clean Energy Revolution with communities at its heart. We want to see a dramatic increase in the number of communities democratically controlling and benefiting from their own renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, as is common elsewhere in Europe.

As you know, these projects will help reduce our reliance on increasingly expensive and dirty fossil fuels. What’s more, they keep the profits generated within the community and increase local support for vital renewable energy schemes.

We ask that you and your communities to take action and contact your MP in support of community energy.

Ask your MP to:

  • support amendments to the Energy Bill
  • Sign Early Day Motion 684 (Community Energy)
  • Raise the issue with Ministers

We would like the Government to:

  • recognise the significant potential and benefits of community energy
  • introduce a comprehensive framework of support

You can follow the progress of the EDM and whether your MP has signed.
EDM text:

That this House recognises the significant contribution that co-operatives and community projects can make to the Government’s stated energy goals of reducing carbon emissions and increasing energy security; notes that co-operative and community-owned renewable energy projects tend to enjoy greater levels of public support and attract fewer planning objections, recycle revenue arising within the locality and contribute to community renewal; and urges the Government to instigate a more comprehensive framework of support for community ownership, including fair treatment in electricity market reform.

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