Leicestershire Collaborate to Accelerate Net Zero

Green Fox Community Energy, Community Energy South(CES), and Leicestershire County Council are working in partnership to deliver a climate action programme called Community Energy Pathways. Community Energy Pathways is part of Leicestershire Collaborate to Accelerate Net Zero (Leicestershire CAN), which has been awarded £2.56m from Innovate UK, as part of their Net Zero Living Programme. The aim is to establish community energy champions across the county that can work collaboratively and support each other to meet their ambitions for a locally driven energy system. We will be offering a free mentoring programme and community energy support network. This is a real opportunity to play a part in the future of energy in Leicestershire.

Community Energy Pathways programme

The Pathways programme is a tried and tested process to establish a thriving community energy sector in local authority areas across the country. With CES, we hope to build up community energy capacity across Leicestershire, supporting a network of new community energy organisations to establish locally driven low carbon projects that help the county’s journey towards net zero. The work will require deep community outreach and engagement to onboard interested parties across the county to support householders to play an active role in a low carbon energy system. 

Are you concerned about climate change and want to help your community reduce carbon emissions? Do you have ideas for local energy projects in your area or you may want to help people in your community to save energy save money on their energy bills and create warmer, healthier homes? We are keen to hear from people who want to get involved in this groundbreaking project, whether you are ambitious to establish a new community energy group or have relevant skills you can offer. 

Find out more about the project

We are hosting two webinar sessions July 9, 2024 at 10-11:30am or 6-7:30pm.

Share your knowledge

We would also love to hear about what’s happening in your community and whether you would like to be involved with community energy in Leicestershire. Please complete this short survey prior to joining the webinar or if you cannot attend either session but want to stay connected to the project. The form should only take 5 mins to complete.

Complete the survey today Deadline survey responses is June 19th

You can also email [email protected] for more information.

 

About Leicestershire Collaborate to Accelerate Net Zero

Leicestershire CAN is focussed on a whole-systems approach to decarbonisation and breaking down non-technical barriers to the delivery of net zero – to enable accelerated delivery of projects, through harnessing the collective power of collaborative working. It brings together a unique and diverse combination of partners across the public and private sectors, academic institutions alongside community energy groups, including Leicestershire County Council, Energy Systems Catapult, National Grid Electricity Distribution, De Montfort University and the University of Leicester.  

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