Delivering Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF) reports

Setting community groups on their way ...

3 April 2012

Fourteen communities across the UK have been set on the path towards new energy efficiency or renewable energy projects this week, thanks to a series of major energy reports produced for them by CSE.

Groups in Cornwall, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Lincolnshire will be casting their eye over comprehensive reports that assess the energy efficiency of their housing stock, and the feasibility of their neighbourhood for wind, biomass, solar or district heating projects.

Funding for the reports came from the Department for Energy and Climate Change's Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF), and CSE’s work will play a major part of the development of their future projects.

“These are 14 hugely committed groups, who have worked incredibly hard on their LEAF projects over the last couple of months,” explained Rachel Coxcoon, CSE’s Head of Local and Community Empowerment.

“Taking on all this LEAF project work to help support these groups over the last few months has been demanding but rewarding work; a team of 11 research and community energy experts at CSE have put in long hours and shown real dedication to delivering what the groups needed within the very challenging timetables set by the LEAF fund.

"We're really pleased to have completed all the necessary studies, mapping, reports and associated works and to have helped these groups design new energy efficiency or renewable energy projects in their communities.”

For a list of the 14 groups, see below. To find out more about the work we did for the various community groups, visit the project profile here.

The fourteen groups CSE was lucky enough to work with were: Transition Town Taunton | PURE (Polperro United Renewable Energy) | Quantock Eco | Fillongley Carbon Reduction Club | FLoW Community Energy | Low Carbon Gordano | Bedminster Energy Group | Future Fit Bristol | Barcombe Community Energy | Transition Town Cheltenham | Transition Town Louth | Easton Energy Group | Transition Montpelier | Green Community Warmth (Windmill Hill City Farm).

CSE was also able to provide some support with consultation and provision of training materials to a number of other groups who were successful with LEAF funding, including: Bristol Green Doors | Guildford Borough Council | Greening Alton & Hollybourne | Transition Town Marsden and Slaithwaite | Energy Efficient Widcombe | Southern Staffordshire Community Energy | Transition Wimslow.

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