Most community energy projects happen in more affluent areas. This means that the benefits of local energy schemes – a solar installation on a village hall, say, or a collective buying initiative – are less widespread than they ought to be. That’s not to say that there is no community energy activity in low-income neighbourhoods – see below for some great examples. But there could be more, and this project aimed to hear the stories of existing community renewable energy projects in poorer areas in order to improve our understanding of what is required to instigate and sustain such projects and from this to develop appropriate policy and practice recommendations. This research was funded by a grant from the Barrow Cadbury Trust.
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