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Scottish Government Community Energy Policy Statement - September 2015

This national policy statement demonstrates our ambition to see community energy mainstreamed within a whole systems approach, with opportunity for community ownership and control across the full range of components in the system: generating low carbon energy, improving energy efficiency, distributing energy and storing energy. The community can have a stake in the full range of heat and electricity generating technologies, from onshore wind, to solar PV and solar thermal, hydro, biomass and heat pumps.

In these circumstances, the challenge is to encourage Scotland’s communities to grasp the opportunities of a whole systems approach to community energy and create local energy economies.

While the Community Energy Policy Statement sets out the background and vision in detail, an easy-to-understand summary of what it means in two pages has also been produced by Local Energy Scotland.

Community Energy Policy Statement

Downloadable document:

Title:Scottish Government Community Energy Policy Statement Final Version - September 2015
Description:Scottish Government Community Energy Policy Statement Final Version - September 2015
File:Scottish Government Community Energy Policy Statement Final Version - September 2015 [PDF, 1872.0 kb: 11 Sep 2015]
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