Community energy ‘slipping through the net’, say MPs

MPs want improved support for community energy and are calling for targeted subsidies and more funding and planning help to give medium-sized renewable projects a boost

Medium-sized community renewable energy projects are currently “slipping through the net” due to a lack of government support, according to an influential group of MPs.

A report from the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Committee recommends better incentives for energy projects 10-50 megawatts in size. These include solar, wind and district heating systems installed by councils, communities and cooperatives.

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