Festival of Ideas CoRE

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Festival of Ideas CoRE

  1. 1. Community Renewable Energy <ul><li>Community Renewable Energy aims to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Embed the ownership of renewable energy into the voluntary and community sector.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communities can earn a significant income from renewables and these will be long-term assets that support the local economy. </li></ul>
  2. 2. The big picture The Berwick Community Wind Turbine
  3. 3. Benefits and savings <ul><li>How does your innovation reduce carbon emissions? </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon free energy generation </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of energy efficiency and reduction in energy use. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the social and </li></ul><ul><li>financial benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>Community ownership of renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of local jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in funding dependency </li></ul>
  4. 4. Measures of success <ul><li>300+ members in CoRE Network, 60+ trained in community owned renewables </li></ul><ul><li>2. Winning NESTA’s Big Green Challenge and DECC’s Low Carbon Community Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>3. Regional based national pilot project, working across the North of England </li></ul>
  5. 5. Challenge and support What would most help your project to develop and grow? a) Revenue funding to increase capacity b) Links to policy makers and investors c) Direct links to local authorities and public services <ul><li>What are the biggest challenges or questions for your project? </li></ul><ul><li>Capital funding to commission renewables projects </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding our capacity to manage projects </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding our pipeline of joint projects </li></ul>

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