What is community energy?

We believe a much better energy system is possible, for Oxfordshire and the UK

If we want a renewable energy future in the UK – and specifically one that is developed for the benefit of local economies and communities – we will need to stand up for it, together.

To us, community energy needs to be a fundamental part of the national energy transition. This means creating projects owned or controlled by communities, which aim to reduce energy demand or to supply renewable energy to power local buildings.

Our ambition is for the whole of Oxfordshire to be powered by an interconnected series of smart micro-grids centred around multiple small scale, community controlled renewable energy schemes.

Find out more about what community energy means to us, and our plan to make it happen in Oxfordshire, in the Low Carbon Hub Community Energy Manifesto.

The vision for Oxfordshire’s energy future set out in this manifesto is not just highly ambitious. It is eminently achievable, and based on a credible and sophisticated analysis of local energy trends, challenges and opportunities. It also pulls off the magic trick of being attractive and compelling! The future outlined here is one that people will want to be a part of creating.

If only every UK city and county had a Low Carbon Hub as effective as Oxfordshire’s, our national energy transition would be in the bag.