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Free community engagement workshops on accelerating renewable energy deployment

Free energy workshops on the Future Energy Landscapes approach to community engagement
4 January 2023

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is running a series of workshops to share our tried and tested ‘bottom-up’ approach to renewable energy community engagement.

Over the past couple of years, CSE has been scaling up a new approach to community engagement on renewables. The Future Energy Landscapes (FEL) approach has generated community support for local renewable energy projects or plans, allowing local planning authorities to develop ambitious energy plans.

This is because the approach explores local interest in renewable energy, encourages discussions around different possibilities and provides resources and information to understand what’s possible within a local area. Because people have gone through this thought process, they’re more likely to support local plans born out of these conversations.

Anyone working with communities, in planning or in community energy is invited attend our online or in person workshops to learn more about the FEL approach.

Introductory workshops to the FEL approach

In these workshops, you’ll learn about:

In-depth training on using the FEL approach in your own community engagement workshops

This training will take you step by step through how to plan and run a FEL workshop yourself using CSE’s free resource pack. You’ll learn how to:

Catch up on a previous webinar

Unfortunately, our current series of workshops has run out. But you can watch a recent recording.

The shift to more renewable energy is as much a people problem as a technical one and if we’re to boost renewable energy deployment, we need everyone to buy in, accepting and understanding the changes to our landscapes it requires and critically, being able to meaningfully influence what happens where.

Our approach is proven to be effective in supporting local planning authorities and others to develop ambitious planning policies for renewable deployment in their areas, while maintaining community support. Read our latest blog to see the approach in action.

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