Community Power Scotland: From remote island grids to urban solar co-ops
I work for Friends of the Earth Scotland on Community Power (www.communitypower.eu) and we recently produced a short film about positive examples of community energy initiatives in Scotland
In addition we produced a more detailed case study report.
The aim of the film and accompanying report is to share positive initiatives in Scotland that range from electricity generation, grid management, work on fuel poverty and community transport. We see these outputs as important tools for getting the message out there about the benefits of community energy but also to highlight some of the difficulties communities encounter including access to funds, regulatory barriers, grid access, bureaucratic processes, and limitied volunteer time and capabilities.