Empowering Communities: Launching Community Energy Fortnight 2024


Welcome to Community Energy Fortnight 2024! This year, from 1 July 1st to 14 July, we're embarking on an exciting journey to empower communities across the UK in the realm of community energy.

Community Energy Fortnight (CEF) isn't just an event; it's a movement that brings together thousands of individuals, showcasing the power of community-driven energy solutions. It's a chance to shine a light on the incredible work happening at the grassroots level and to inspire others to join the cause.

Why Community Energy Matters

Community energy isn't just about generating power; it's about generating change. It's about empowering local communities to take control of their energy future, to reduce their carbon footprint, and to build a more sustainable world for generations to come.

This year, our theme is empowerment. We want to amplify the impact of past achievements, showcase the sector's breadth and scale, and highlight its full potential. By doing so, we aim to influence political agendas and policies, paving the way for a brighter, cleaner energy future.

Get Involved

There are countless ways to get involved in Community Energy Fortnight. Whether you're organising a local event, engaging with policymakers, or creating a video to spread the word, your participation is invaluable.

One of the key activities this year is inviting you to create a video to #EmpowerCommunityEnergy. It's a simple yet effective way to engage with local candidates ahead of the general election and to advocate for policy changes that support our cause. Don't worry if you're not a video expert; we've provided all the tools you need to get started. You can download our Create a Video Toolkit here.

If you're looking for inspiration, our step-by-step guide will help you plan and execute your own #EmpowerCommunityEnergy event. Whether it's a workshop, a webinar, or a community gathering, there's something for everyone to get involved in. You can download our Organise an Event Toolkit here.

If you're pressed for time to organise an event, visit our CEF web page to explore upcoming events during Community Energy Fortnight. Whether it's a local gathering or an online webinar, we encourage you to sign up and engage. Remember to reserve ample channel space during the fortnight and help us in promoting CEF and its activities! For additional guidance, download our Social Media Toolkit.

Join the Movement

Community Energy Fortnight is more than just a fortnight; it's a catalyst for change. It's a chance for all of us to come together, share our knowledge, and empower each other to create a brighter future. So let's make the most of it.

To download resources you can visit our webpage here.  Together, let's make Community Energy Fortnight 2024 the biggest and most impactful yet.

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