Posted by Rod Ellison on 5/09/2011

A focus on local, community scale energy generation is not a new feature.  An emphasis on the potential benefits of a more localised and distributed pattern of energy generation and on the involvement of local communities in renewables  first emerged in the 1970’s. 

The Localism Bill

Posted by Rod Ellison on 20/07/2011

The Decentralisation and the Localism Bill is now at the Committee stage in the House of Lords. Recently we summarized some of the key aspects of the bill.

Localism is being promoted as having the potential to enable communities to plan, build and operate renewable energy project such as wind turbines.  This blog looks at the potentially how the bill may facilitate renewable community energy projects.