Wednesday, 24 July 2013

DECC Consultation on Community Energy

Any UK-oriented armchair activists out there, here's an opportunity to make a difference to UK energy policy by responding to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. I heard about this from Energy4all, which supports community energy, mostly wind farms that are financed, owned and run by communities with support from more distant investors like me.

Community energy may not change the world in itself, but is definitely one piece in the jigsaw puzzle that is the change to a smart grid of energy democracy from the nineteenth-century model of large fossil-fueled power stations built as far from the urban rich as possible, into which nuclear power stations were neatly added in the latter twentieth century.

The closing date for submissions is 1st August 2013 so you will need to act quickly.


There is a long questionnaire on the DECC web site. But apparently DECC has said that it is interested in informal submissions, in particular understanding the barriers to community energy.

Emails can be sent here:

Or by post to:


3 Whitehall Place

"It is really important that as many responses as possible are sent to DECC as part of this Call for Evidence.  The more evidence DECC has the more of a case they will be able to make to support community energy, so please do take the time to reply."