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Community energy projects could challenge big energy firms?

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Respublica, a UK think tank, has suggested that community energy projects could be a 'blueprint' for ending the 'closed shop' in the energy market. In a new paper entitled 'Re-energising Our Communities: Transforming the energy market through local energy production', Respublica suggests that community projects could help to reduce the dominance of the 'Big 6' energy companies.  Although focusing on the impact of the Localism Act, which only applies south of the border, the report does highlight the success of Scottish projects such as the Fintry Development Trust and the Isle of Eigg.

You can download a copy of the report here

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