Welcome to The Source
This is a CSE initiative to share the resources we've found most useful to support communities taking action on energy. You can browse and download for free.
The Source highlights our favourite resources – guidance notes, factsheets, toolkits, videos, case studies, websites and more – to support community energy projects in the UK.
We realise that there's a lot of information out there to go through so we've tried to make it easier by selecting what we believe is the cream of the crop, and featuring it here on The Source.
Use the categories on your left to find resources relevant to your project. We recommend everyone to start by looking at the resources in The fundamentals first, even if you are not new to community energy, as the resources here really underpin any community energy project.
A lot of the material listed here is our own work. CSE has many years’ experience in this area so we’ve got a pretty good sense of what does and doesn’t work. And we’ve tried to develop resources to meet needs that community groups have identified.
The resources are categorised by type of community project and can be browsed using the menu on the left or the search function above.
All the best with your project.
Unfortunately we do not have funding to keep this site updated regularly so some links may become out of date. If you do find a broken link please get in touch to let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org, where we can also answer any questions you may have.