27th January 2014

 

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released their first ever national Community Energy Strategy. It recognises the role of community-based action in terms of energy and climate change policy and seeks to propose a practical strategy to ensure such action continues to expand and develop. It outlines three common issues across all types of community energy projects; partnerships; community capability and capacity; and evaluation and measuring impact.

 

The EVALOC research project has been profiled as an exemplar case study within the Strategy (Case Study 13, page 49) due to its delivery of further evidence on the impacts of community energy action, and provision of resources for measuring the impact of community energy projects. As part of the project, key stakeholder interviews following the release of the new Strategy are being planned and it is hoped that the EVALOC project can continue to influence and enhance national policy on community-based energy actions.

 

To read the Community Energy Strategy.....................................................>>>

EVALOC PROFILED AS AN EXEMPLAR CASE STUDY IN FIRST EVER NATIONAL COMMUNITY ENERGY STRATEGY