Community energy in Surrey

Surrey County Council has declared a climate emergency and committed the county to becoming net zero carbon by 2050. To help achieve this, Surrey County Council have teamed up with Community Energy South to provide support to develop a community-led network to create one or more large renewable energy projects in the county.

Community Energy South has worked with several local groups and individuals over the past couple of years to understand what community-led renewable energy projects already exist and to kickstart several energy advice projects.

If you would like to be part of the new network or have ideas for a large renewable energy project do get in touch with Nicola at Community Energy South.

Ollie Pendered, Chief Executive of Community Energy South said,

We are delighted to be working with Surrey County Council to support the growth of community energy across the county. Through our partnership we will find ways to support new projects and groups going forward so that community energy can thrive in Surrey.

Marisa Heath, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said,

28% of the emissions in Surrey are from the energy used to heat and light our homes. By increasing the amount of green energy produced, we can significantly reduce our carbon footprint as a county. Community energy projects are a fantastic way of empowering communities to generate their own green energy and we’re delighted to be able to support this in Surrey.

This initiative will provide free resources, business development support, funding and networking to kick start new renewable energy generation.

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