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Repowering Discussion and Workshop 2024

There is estimated to be 331MW of community owned renewable generation in the UK.  Surplus income from these projects, after covering costs, goes back into the community to provide...

Community Energy Fortnight Webinars

Community Energy Scotland is excited to host a series of webinars during Community Energy Fortnight to benefit our members and foster shared learning. Webinar 1: Heat Networks4th July, 13:30...

New government, new era for community energy? 

New government: new era for community energy? Community Energy Scotland welcomes our new Labour government’s commitment to make Britain a clean energy superpower. In particular:  Setting up Great British...

Webinars – Community Energy Fortnight 2024

Heat networks, car club insurance, financing community energy – three in depth online sessions hosted at Community Energy Scotland in early July. We’re pleased to share the outcomes of...

Community Energy State of the Sector 2024

State of the Sector 2024 is now open for submissions via our new online data portal. We are asking all community energy organisations in Scotland to provide their data...

A Wheely Great N76 Trip

Back when the sky was still blue and the N76 partners were getting ready for a busy summer of activities, the N76 group and guests visited the “Wheels of...

New EVs at Orkney’s Co Wheels Car Club

Exciting news for sustainable transport enthusiasts! Orkney's Car Club has just received two brand-new electric vehicles (EVs). The new additions to the car club are two MG4s, a multiple...

Sustainable Transport Webinar

Peer to peer learning online event on Sustainable Transport - delivered by Stuart Masson from the Huntly Travel Hub and Eoin MacNeil of Volunteer Action Barra & Vatersay.

Annual General Meeting 2023

An invitation to our online AGM on 10 March 2023. There will also be an open session discussion with CES staff, Board and Members following the AGM.

We are recruiting – Policy Manager

Advocating for our members is one of the most important roles for Community Energy Scotland and we have now created a specialist position within our team to engage a...

Smart Energy Hero

Smart Energy GB and TV presenter Julia Bradbury launched a campaign last month to shine a light on the efforts of energy heroes who are generating energy. “From households...

Energy Prices Bill joint statement

We strongly agree with the Government that we need to create a fairer energy system for all and we also agree that the Government needs to act to help...

Opinion piece regarding hydrogen in Scotland

Community Energy Scotland has written a position paper on hydrogen to support the Hydrogen Integration for Accelerated Energy Transitions (HI-ACT) centre. This paper forms our opinion about hydrogen in...

Community Innovation & Support Officer

Are you experienced in working with community organisations and in community development? If so, and you also possess knowledge of the renewable energy sector, decarbonisation, climate accounting and Net...

Climate Accounting Officer

Research not accounts! Do you have effective partnership-building skills, and practical and effective experience of partnership working, especially with community groups? Knowledge of the renewable energy sector, decarbonisation, climate...

Development Manager Vacancy

If you have a creative mind, excellent networking and project development skills, and a track record in identifying and accessing project funding opportunities, this could be the perfect job...

Network 76 in Motion Project Officer Vacancy

Are you interested in hands-on community development that focuses on sustainable transport solutions? If so, we have a full time vacancy providing an exciting opportunity for a role helping...

Community Energy Fortnight 2022

Community Energy Fortnight is a social media platform held over two weeks that enables groups to share their experiences of community energy - both the challenges and the success...

N76 Energy in Motion Kick-off

Part 1 Earlier this month, the six partners that make up the N76 project, alongside three members of Community Energy Scotland staff – Matthew Logan, Benny Talbot and myself,...

State of the Sector survey – LIVE!

The State of the Sector Report is rapidly becoming a go-to reference point both within and outside the community energy sector. The 2022 State of the Sector survey is...

Vacancies: Two Exciting New Opportunities at CES

CES are delighted to be able to share two exciting vacancies in sustainability, decarbonisation and creating routes through carbon neutral communities CES are looking to recruit an Orkney Innovation...

Network 76 in Motion

Exciting New Role being advertised at CES Network 76 in Motion (N76) is a multi-year community project aiming to develop sustainable transport solutions and networks with and for a...

What is COP26?

COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference. COP stands for Conference of the Parties, and the summit will be attended by the countries that signed the United...