This year's Community Energy Fortnight theme is exploring how to #HarnessOurPower, in order to grow our resilience during this crisis and build back better. Community energy has a natural role in a just recovery and just transition, and Community Energy Fortnight will be a time to start conversations on how to #HarnessOurPower for a better future surging forwards to 2030.

Community Energy Fortnight will connect community energy organisations and supporters together to share mutual support, learning and ideas for how to evolve as a sector. Community energy harnesses co-operative values, which has mutual aid at its roots. We have seen some amazing stories of how you have pulled together to help alleviate COVID-19 impacts within your local communities. This demonstrates our resilience and role in ensuring we build back better and stronger out of this pandemic!

We are also going to launch the Community Energy Vision for 2030. You can use the vision to spark conversations about how community energy can #HarnessOurPower to truly bring systems change to the energy system, ensuring it is democratised and operates for the benefit of all people. There will be no going back to normal, so let’s use Community Energy Fortnight to explore how to #HarnessOurPower so we can build back better and provide a beacon of hope for the post-pandemic world!

We have produced a range of resources to help you get involved with Community Energy Fortnight - initially you can find these in the News section below. We will add more resources, news and events as the Fortnight takes shape over the coming weeks. Please tell us about any ways you plan to get involved and get connected with Community Energy Fortnight, and you will be able to add your own events into the Events page.

Community Energy Fortnight News

Evaluation summary: Next Generation Energy - interim report

 26/06/2020
Evaluation summary: Next Generation Energy - interim reportPower to Change commissi …

Barriers to address for Community Energy

 26/06/2020
This blog was written by Liam Stoker, Editor in Cheif at Solar Media for Community En …

How Electricity North West is supporting communities to #HarnessOurPower

 25/06/2020
This blog was written by Helen Seagrave, Community Energy Manager at Electricity Nort …

First-ever legal roadmap launched to support community energy projects in the UK

 24/06/2020
This article was first published on The Coalfields Regeneration Trust website.The C …