Energy Minister to visit Community Energy Scotland


Fergus Ewing is coming to visit Community Energy Scotland’s Dingwall office later this month.

Nicholas Gubbins Chief Executive at Community Energy Scotland said:

“Fergus has been a long term supporter of community energy and we will be delighted to welcome to our office.

“The visit will be an opportunity for the Minister to focus on the achievements of the community energy sector in recent years and to learn of the great potential new community energy projects have to meet three aims of the Scottish Government in energy projects.”

Community energy projects are adaptive – they turn people on to renewable energy, carbon saving and innovation.  Community projects increase local skills and resilience in communities, and maximise the benefit of clean, green generation both locally and to Scotland as a whole.  Scotland’s Energy security is enhanced by developing local energy economies which combine wise energy use with distributed generation.

Nicholas added:

“We can now show mature projects in community ownership which have had a transformational effect on the communities who took up the challenge of renewables.

“We will be taking the opportunity of highlighting to the minister how many of the impediments to community projects could be removed.  Community Energy Scotland participates in Scottish Government consultations and meetings around energy issues, but this time Fergus is coming to us.”


If any Community Energy Scotland members have particular issues that they wish us to raise with Minister, please make contact by 22 May.’

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