Scottish Representation in Madrid
On February 5th, a ICLEI event was held in Madrid, Spain, looking at community energy. The event was titled Community Energy: Empowering local authorities and their communities to guide local sustainable energy roll-out in Spain, and brought together a range of stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges surrounding community energy in Spain.
Jennifer Ramsay from Local Energy Scotland was present at the event to share some of the experiences and opportunities from Scotland, and to discuss the CARES programme. The support available through CARES is fairly unique in a European context, and delegates were eager to find out about the developments underway here.
Local Energy Scotland and Scottish Government are working on a European project, WISE Power which aims to increase public engagement with onshore wind. Jennifer spoke about the work being delivered under WISE Power, and the opportunity for Spanish delegates to work with Local Energy Scotland to encourage community ownership and participation in renewable energy.
To find out more about the event in Madrid or the WISE Power project, please contact Jennifer Ramsay
brought together a range of stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges surrounding community energy in Spain