Community Energy Scotland has forged new links with islands communities in Ireland after being invited to present at a major energy conference in Dublin run by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Development officer Nick Chapman outlined the success of community energy in Scotland where 500MW of energy is now under community and local ownership. An increasing number of countries are interested in learning from Scotland how this has been achieved. One of the delegates, Lughaidh O’Braonain, Director of Energy Cooperatives Ireland, said: “From hearing Nick’s presentation at the energy show in Dublin, I can say that this event was well worth attending.” After the conference, Chapman later travelled west to Árainn Mhór / Inishmore, largest of the three Aran Islands, to meet up with Aran Islands Energy Co-Op to share with them how small island communities in Scotland are working towards becoming energy self-sufficient.
Scottish Energy News 14th April 2016 read more »