Local Renewable Energy Generation

There are numerous clean energy projects being carried out by local authorities across the length and breadth of the UK. The three case studies in this Innovation Briefing were selected as outstanding examples of creativity and ingenuity in the field of local renewable energy generation in England.

The first case study features a council’s own project to generate energy from a renewable (solar) source without central government subsidies; the second case study looks at how a council’s arm’s-length municipal energy company has supported renewable energy generation and promoted green energy; and the third case study presents a council’s work to develop an innovative funding mechanism to assist the development of community-led renewable energy generation schemes.