Community energy is, I hope, an idea whose time has come. I’ve worked on it for a long time: a scary seven years ago, I published this report, Grid 2.0, which argued that the energy system needed to be reshaped to put people at the centre, rather than placing them as consumers at the end of a long chain that starts from distant power stations.
At the time, we didn’t have much of an audience. But of late, it’s become politically fashionable to call for radical reform of the energy market. There are all sorts of reasons why it » Continue Reading.