FAQs

The following organisations and guidance notes are ones that we have come across or have been linked with BDCR in recent years. The list is by no means exhaustive and we have not vetted all organisations but we hope to build up the links over the next few months to act as a repository for information on sister organisations, guidance and toolkits.

If you have a community project or related experience you would like to see linked below please email us.

Awel Aman Tawe One of the first community regeneration and renewable energy non-profits, running the Egni and Awel solar and wind share issues respectively

Baywind Community owned wind turbines in Cumbria

Centre for Alternative Technology Europe’s leading eco centre. Publications, courses and free advice on all aspects of sustainability

Communities 4 Renewables C4R helps communities set up local energy enterprises and supports them to develop, finance and manage their own renewable energy generation

Community Energy – GOV.UK A guide aimed at local groups who are interested in setting up a community energy project

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales Links and resources on sustainable energy projects in Wales

Ecodyfi A local community regeneration company who supported the project

Energy4All Advice on setting up community owned renewable energy projects

Gower Power A community share-issue co-op on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales which generates clean electricity for local use, with the surplus from electricity sales helping to fund local community projects.

Islay Energy Trust A community owned organisation that aims to develop renewable energy projects for the benefit of the community whilst reducing Islay’s carbon footprint

Llangattock Green Valleys A group of local residents got looking at ways of creating a greener, more sustainable future for the community

Renewables UK Championing the UK wind and marine renewables industries

Renew Wales A subsidised mentor-led support scheme for sustainability-focussed community groups in Wales

Transition Penwith An initiative that works to engage all sectors of the local community in addressing the issues which arise from Energy, Economics and the Environment

Westmill Windfarm coop A project building 5 community owned wind turbines in Oxfordshire.