Join us for this London Climate Action week event on community clean energy generation.

Boris Johnson and the UK Govt recently pledged to #buildbackgreener welcoming measures supporting offshore wind and re-instating support for onshore wind and solar and the ten-point plan for a net-zero Britain that many worry does not go far enough.

However, there is an alternative approach and around the UK people and communities are taking power from the energy supply companies into their own hands, establishing Community Renewable Energy organisations that are owned and controlled by the communities that use them. There are currently more than 300 of these organisations across the UK but their potential to grow and scale has been curtailed by policy changes since 2015.

This webinar looks at the great work that Community Energy organisations have been doing across London and the wider UK in producing clean, renewable energy solutions that contribute to the UK’s 2050 net-zero target while channelling profits back into communities.

We also look at funding for these and how innovative approaches to blending finance from charities and foundations such as MCS Foundation, People’s Postcode Lottery and Thrive Renewables can play a pivotal role in accelerating the scaling of Community Renewable Energy organisations, providing funding that helps bring in significant levels of private sector investment and engaging people and communities at a grassroots level across the UK in enabling a rapid transition to a low carbon economy - one which benefits the communities.

Speakers:

Chair: Lisa Ashford, CEO, Ethex

Duncan Law, Community Energy England

Barbara Hammond, CEO, Low Carbon Hub

Steve Shaw, Director of Power for People

Adrian Ramsay, CEO, MCS Foundation

Matthew Clayton, CEO, Thrive Renewables

Colin Bains Friends Provident Foundation

Investments offered on the Ethex platform are not readily realisable, which means that they may be difficult to sell and you may get back less than you originally invested. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and returns are not guaranteed. If you are in any doubt, you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser.

Investments offered on the Ethex platform are not readily realisable, which means that they may be difficult to sell and you may get back less than you originally invested. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and returns are not guaranteed. If you are in any doubt, you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser.