Community Energy Links 

Community Energy Scotland is a registered charity that provides practical help for communities on green energy development and energy conservation.  Formed in 2004 as a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the organisation has spread from an initial base in the Highlands to cover the whole of Scotland, offering local development officers throughout the country.

Read the latest Community Energy Scotland Bulletin.  It's packed with interesting news about community energy schemes throughout Scotland.  You can click on  'Past Issues' tosee previous bulletins.

Local Energy Scotland  is a consortium made up of the Energy Saving Trust (EST), Changeworks, The Energy Agency, SCARF and The Wise Group. Local Energy Scotland administers and manages the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) with support for delivery from Ricardo-AEA.  (See LES site for links).

Talk by Ebbe Munster on community energy in Denmark, 23/10/14

Udny Community Trust community turbine scheme (described for comparison at BICE feasibility study meeting)
      Local Energy Scotland case study

      Udny Community Trust - how the community benefits

Video about various community energy projects

Soirbheas / Corrimony wind energy project
Soirbheas, the Community development group for Glen Urquhart and Strathglass, has a joint project with Corrimony Wind Energy (a family company), whereby the group contributed to and receives the income from one of five turbines which have been operational since March 2013.

BICE feasibility study report
      full report
      executive summary

Report  of feasibility study public meeting, Fortrose 15 November 2014

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Forthcoming Events…

Wednesday 22 January
13:00 MOO Food - Burns lunch for over 65s
Saturday 25 January
10:00 North Kessock Community Market
Thursday 30 January
19:00 'Our Common Home' Inverness Study for Action Session Part 2
Saturday 1 February
10:00 Fortrose Community Market
Sunday 2 February
11:30 Culbokie Community Orienteering Event - Volunteers needed
Tuesday 4 February
19:00 This Changes Everything film Muir Hub 7.00
Saturday 8 February
12:00 Greenpeace Protect the Oceans event North Kessock
Sunday 9 February
NA      Amy La Vere and Will Sexton at Resolis

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