Low Carbon Challenge Fund launched by The West of England Combined Authority
27 June 2019
The West of England Low Carbon Challenge Fund will run over the next three years and will open to eligible applicants across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. It aims to support community energy projects and also help small and medium sized businesses improve their energy efficiency.
Applications will be open soon for The West of England Local Energy Scheme, which will support small scale, renewable energy projects that:
- Use renewable energy sources such as solar, renewable heat, biomass, wind, water or sea
- Deliver additional megawatt (MW) capacity (up to 5MW, but we anticipate 0.5-1.5 MW)
- Make greenhouse gas savings
Regional Mayor, Tim Bowles, said: “We know we all need to do more to tackle climate change. This new fund will […] support community energy projects to deliver renewable energy. It will help protect the climate and environment upon which we and future generations depend and builds on our emerging Local Industrial Strategy.”
The West of England Combined Authority also hosts the South West Energy Hub which supports a range of different projects, from retrofitting energy efficiency measures in the home, business and the public sector, to generating electricity and heat through renewable or low carbon energy sources.