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Community Energy: the gathering force behind locally-owned renewables

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With 10,000 members and investment of more than £190m, the UK community  energy movement is a significant force in renewable energy. Do  government cuts threaten to derail locally-owned renewables and what’s  next for this vibrant sector.


Will has driven the Brighton Energy Co-op (BEC) forward from its inception. Overseeing both new  project development and fund-raising for BEC, he has experience in the  technical and financial aspects of renewable energy, as well as  marketing and communications. In 2014 he was awarded Community Energy  Fundraiser of the Year; in 2015 he also won the People’s Environmental  Award’s prize for Energy.