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Community energy

This project aims to build capacity for communities to generate and use energy locally. Remote and rural areas often experience high levels of fuel poverty, despite having good renewable energy capacity on their doorstep. Building energy storage capacity locally would help reduce fuel bills, ensure security of energy supply, and support local economies.

Additionality

Does this project add to existing infrastructure efforts

Green Application of novel technologies and novel applications of existing technologies, with the goal of realising the statement of intent in the recent Community Energy Policy Statement.

Prosperity

Does this project contribute to the prosperity of Scotland's people and businesses

Green Successful local energy economies can allow communities to strengthen and grow. Realising this in practice and at scale will require

Co-benefits

Does this project bring social benefits, beyond economic and environmental benefits

Green Fosters community cohesion and the deployment of more innovative approaches may provide technology transfer opportunities.

Environment

Does this project further environmental goals in addition to carbon reduction

Amber A diverse range of storage technologies are covered. In general, these technologies do not have significant environmental benefits beyond carbon reduction or significant negative impacts.

Behaviours

Does this project help people take on low carbon behaviours

Green Community energy brings generation and storage closer to the public, encouraging them to take ownership and engage with energy efficiency.

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