Community Energy England (CEE) has launched its Community Energy 2030 Vision, targeting 5,270MW of community power on the energy system. The vision outlines plans to grow community energy so that it powers the equivalent of 2.2 million homes by 2030, as well as supporting 8,700 jobs. Such growth would save 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions and add over £1.8 billion to the economy each year. It has been launched alongside CEE’s State of the Sector report, and builds on The Future of Community Energy report produced by SP Energy Networks in January. CEE said that while in 2014 the government envisaged a million homes powered by community energy by 2020, only 10% of this has been achieved. This is largely due to setbacks in governmental policy and financial support.
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2020 will prove a “pivotal year” for the energy sector as community energy groups diversify and test new business models in response to the coronavirus crisis and a tougher policy environment. That is the headline conclusion from Community Energy England’s(CEE) annual State of the Sector report, published today, which paints a picture of a community energy sector undergoing “radical and rapid change” due to the closure of the government’s Feed-In-Tariff (FiT) on 1 April this year and the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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