Community Energy Strategy aims to take on the big six

The UK’s first Community Energy Strategy has been launched to help local communities generate their own renewable energy and take on the ‘big six’ energy giants.

Ministers broadened support for community-owned clean energy – such as solar panels, wind turbines or hydroelectric generators – with potential to cut hundreds of pounds a year off bills.

New funding will also encourage neighbourhoods to share energy-saving advice, make their homes more energy efficient and pursue collective switching from energy providers.

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