Open call for evidence

Barriers to community energy projects


This Call for Evidence seeks views and evidence on the barriers to community energy projects.

This call for evidence closes at

Call for evidence description

Community energy projects involve groups of people coming together to purchase, manage, generate, or reduce consumption of energy. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • solar panels
  • wind farms
  • hydro power
  • rural heat networks
  • electric vehicle charging points and car clubs
  • fuel poverty alleviation schemes

We are seeking views and evidence on the barriers to community energy projects in England only. We recognise though that there may be some issues which are reserved to the UK government, and that we may receive responses about UK-wide barriers to the development of community energy schemes.

We welcome responses from anyone with an interest or involvement in the community energy sector.

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Ways to respond

Email to:

Write to:

Local Net Zero Team
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
2nd Floor
3-8 Whitehall Place

Published 8 April 2024