This is a time of real significance for community energy. Governments in Scotland and the UK, as well as across Europe and around the world, are increasingly turning their attention to the opportunities that energy projects led by communities or with community involvement can provide. In this paper, we focus in particular on the Scottish context to discuss the benefits that such projects can bring, and the difficulties that they can face. We then discuss possible steps to address these, before concluding with remarks about the future of communities and energy projects.
- grassroots energy innovations
- community ownership
- shared ownership
- renewable energy