Community energy can bring economic benefits to local citizens, it can strengthen communities’ social ties and it can offer solutions to our energy challenges. So what is community energy exactly?
In my latest blog, I’ve described the variety of initiatives that could be described as ‘Community Energy’. In particular I’ve looked at three financial models in operation in Australia – donations, investments and bulk buys. I've also touched on community activism leading to greater community control and community-led energy program delivery. In comparison to other countries, we could do much more in South Australia.