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Resource Efficient Wales Leaflet

Resource Efficient Wales Leaflet

Information on the Welsh Government’s Resource Efficient Wales Programme

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Understanding, promoting and supporting community energy in rural Wales

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Understanding, promoting and supporting community energy in rural Wales

At the end of 2014 DEG provided a report to the Gwynedd Economic Partnership based on a short action research project commissioned by Gwynedd Council. The aim of the research was to better understand the sector, what support has worked well, and what barriers need addressing in future support packages.

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Project GAE

Project GAEProject GAE

Prosiect GAE was a Community Action Research Project looking at how to maximize the opportunities provided by the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) in Gwynedd communities.

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Ynni adnewyddadwy cymunedol: adolygiad o’r sefyllfa bresennol a phosibiliadau’r sector unigryw hwn

Ynni adnewyddadwy cymunedol: adolygiad o’r sefyllfa bresennol a phosibiliadau’r sector unigryw hwn

Bydd yr erthygl hon yn adolygu cyhoeddiadau academaidd rhyngwladol, polisi cyfredol, a sefyllfa gyfoes y sector ynni adnewyddadwy cymunedol yn Ewrop.

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Community Energy Guides, Reports, and Evaluations

Generate - Community Energy Guide

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A simple guide to community energy.

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Community Power Agency Australia - Community-owned Renewable Energy - A How To Guide

Community Power Agency Australia – Community-owned Renewable Energy – A How To GuideCommunity Power Agency Australia – Community-owned Renewable Energy – A How To Guide

Communities across Australia are coming together to make the most of their clean energy potential by establishing solar, wind, bioenergy and hydro-power projects that involve and benefit local people. This is a short guide to starting such a project in your own community.

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Promoting Community Renewable Energy in a Corporate Energy World

Promoting Community Renewable Energy in a Corporate Energy World

Small-scale, decentralized and community-owned renewable energy is widely acknowledged to be a desirable feature of low carbon futures, but faces a range of challenges in the context of conventional, centralized energy systems. This paper draws on transition frameworks to investigate why the UK has been an inhospitable context for community-owned renewables.

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The Economic and Social Impact of Small and Community Hydro in Wales

The Economic and Social Impact of Small and Community Hydro in WalesThe Economic and Social Impact of Small and Community Hydro in Wales

This report examines the economic and social impacts of small scale and community-owned micro-hydro in Wales. It is intended to present a factual picture of the economic benefits of small scale hydro projects in Wales.

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Social and Economic Benefits of Community Energy Schemes

Social and Economic Benefits of Community Energy SchemesSocial and Economic Benefits of Community Energy Schemes

The report identifies many of the wider social benefits delivered by community renewables and how these can best be measured and multiplied. It also examines some of the barriers faced by community renewables.

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Community Energy in Scotland: the Social Factors for Success

Community Energy in Scotland: the Social Factors for Success

This report identifies the critical factors underpinning successful projects, in order to provide recommendations for ways to help replicate and scale-up that success. (seeking permission to list)

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Working with Off-Gas Rural Fuel Poor Households

Working with Off - Gas Rural Fuel Poor HouseholdsWorking with Off-Gas Rural Fuel Poor Households

This report examines the Future of Rural Energy in Europe (FREE), a three year programme (2010-2013) designed to help fuel poor households in rural, off gas communities in England, Scotland and Wales, to reduce their energy consumption through a community led approach. This report focuses on the three year programme which operated in Wales. (seeking permission to list)

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Community-led Responses to Climate Change

Community-led Responses to Climate Change

This report from 2012 outlines a short scoping study for the Big Lottery Fund (BIG). It was commissioned to help understand how communities are engaged in responding to climate change, to identify some of the barriers groups may face in responding effectively and what their support needs might be.

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Climate Change, Justice and Vulnerability

Climate Change, Justice and Vulnerability

This report from 2011 provides a guide for analysing social vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. While considerable effort has been made to understand patterns of current and future hazard-exposure, much less effort has been spent on addressing social, personal and environmental factors that render people more or less vulnerable to losses in well-being.

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The Impact of Renewable Energy Farms on Visitors to Cornwall

The Impact of Renewable Energy Farms on Visitors to CornwallThe Impact of Renewable Energy Farms on Visitors to Cornwall

The South West Research Company Ltd. were commissioned by Good Energy to undertake an independent research study during summer 2013 into the attitudes of visitors to Cornwall towards wind and solar farms in the county. The survey was designed to explore visitor attitudes towards renewable energy; levels of awareness of wind and solar farms in Cornwall; and the extent to which these developments affected the visitors’ enjoyment of their holidays and/or their willingness to visit again in future.

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Beyond Utility 2.0 to Energy Democracy

Beyond Utility 2.0 to Energy DemocracyBeyond Utility 2.0 to Energy Democracy

Why a technological transformation in the electricity business should unlock an economic transformation that grants power to the people.

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Policy and Strategy

Energy Wales: A Low Carbon Transition Delivery Plan

energy wales low carbon transition delivery planEnergy Wales: A Low Carbon Transition Delivery Plan

This Delivery Plan shows how the Welsh Government will develop the proposals set out in Energy Wales: A Low Carbon Transition. Published in March 2012, it set out the Welsh Government’s ambition to take full advantage of the transition to a low carbon economy with the aim of securing a wealthier, more resilient and sustainable future for Wales.

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DECC Community Energy Strategy: Full Report

DECC Community Energy Strategy: Full Report

The UK government’s strategy for community energy from January 2014

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Community Energy Finance Roundtable: Final Report and Recommendations to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and the Minister for Civil Society

Community Energy Finance Roundtable: Final Report and Recommendations to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and the Minister for Civil Society

This report outlines the recommendations emerging from the work of the Community Energy Finance Roundtable since the publication of the Government’s Community Energy Strategy in January 2014.

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OFGEM Non-traditional business models: Supporting transformative change in the energy market

OFGEM Non-traditional business models: Supporting transformative change in the energy market

Some new entrants into the energy market are using non-traditional business models (NTBMs). OFGEM’s aim in publishing this paper is to engage with organisations using NTBMs, their proponents and stakeholders and together build an understanding of their drivers, consumer benefits and risks. Ultimately we are interested in their potential to transform the energy market and how regulation may impact upon them both now and in the future.

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Changing the future of energy: civil society as a main player in renewable energy generation

Changing the future of energy: civil society as a main player in renewable energy generation

European Economic and Social Committee study from 2015 on the role of civil society in the implementation of the EU Renewable Energy Directive

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World Future Council - How to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy - Policy Handbook

howto achieve 100% renewable energy - handbookWorld Future Council – How to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy – Policy Handbook

A transition is underway that is poised to improve the quality of life for millions, reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and help forge a world that is more just toward both current and future generations. This report provides an overview of some of the early pioneers leading the way toward such a future.

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