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Community Energy Policy Statement (Draft for Public Consultation)

Community Energy Policy Statement (Draft for Public Consultation)

Monday, August 18, 2014

ISBN: 9781784127572

An overview of current and future policies to place community energy at the heart of local energy systems and ensure communities have the right to share in the benefits of realising the green energy resource around them. To access the PDF version of this document please go to; http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/08/1223/downloads or click on the 'associated downloadable documents' link at the right of this page.

Executive Summary

THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

A summary and analysis of responses received can be accessed here:

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/03/4124

Community energy covers a spectrum of activity – from direct ownership to community benefits to creating local energy systems and changing the way energy is generated and used.

This policy statement highlights our progress to date and sets out the various forms of support that are available now and that will be needed in future to facilitate community involvement, mitigate risks and effectively incentivise communities and developers alike.