Join the communities celebrating local energy

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Community Energy Fortnight starts on June 24th with events across the UK to celebrate the people and places making a difference in the sector.

The film Power To Change is on tour around five Scottish cities. The documentary explores the progress Germany has made towards sustainable, localised energy. Could it inspire you to take similar steps within your community?

Meanwhile there is success to applaud for Scottish groups already developing their own energy schemes.

We'd like to congratulate CES member, the North Uist Development Company, who have gained planning permission for two 900kW wind turbines in the Western Isles. The group worked long and hard to reach this point. The process was made more complicated because of Ministry of Defence radar facilities in the area. CES helped NUDC reach this milestone.

Photomontage, courtesy NUDC

Photomontage of North Uist Development Company's proposed wind turbines


Also making progress, this time in Argyll, is the Arrochar Community Hydro Society, established by CES member the Arrochar & Tarbert Development Trust. They have a share offer open to raise funds for a 125kW run of river hydro scheme, with construction due to start in July.

 

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