Community Energy Fortnight 2015

Local Energy Scotland is supporting Community Energy Fortnight 2015 with a number of exciting events and initiatives across Scotland in September.

Community Energy Fortnight 2015 is a fantastic series of events running up and down the UK from 5th – 20th September with a focus on promoting a clean, affordable and secure energy system, which places communities at its heart. These events aim to inform and encourage communities across the UK to own, generate and save energy together.

We are hosting a number of events in Scotland in September in support of Community Energy Fortnight 2015. Along with Argyll & Bute Council we are in Lochgilphead on 9 September promoting community owned renewables and shared ownership opportunities. On 14 September Fergus Ewing, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism will be opening Marshill Farm wind project, a joint community owned wind farm. You can also join us on 15 September to visit the Galson Community Wind Turbines project, where you have the opportunity to disucss the development with members of the community and one of our local Development Officers.

We are also delighted to announce the following events that will be taking place during Community Energy Fortnight 2015:

  • A Parliamentary motion at Holyrood on renewables and community ownership. We will be announcing further details soon!
  • Local Energy Scotland will publish daily case studies highlighting the success of community owned renewables across Scotland.
  • We will also be launching Scottish Government documents on shared ownership - Watch this space!

In support of Community Energy Fortnight 2015 get involved in our newly launched social media campaign!!! Send us a short video clip of why you support community energy with the hashtag #whyownenergy. Simply take a video on your mobile phone, tablet or computer and email to, or tweet to @localenergysco.

These events aim to inform and encourage communities across the UK to own, generate and save energy together