York Community Energy

Our aim: clean energy for the City of York

York Community Energy is an independent, volunteer-run charitable organisation that works to address energy and climate issues in the City of York area.

Upcoming event:

Zero Carbon: Mission Possible

York Community Energy’s 2020 AGM, October 29th

Our AGM will be taking place online this year. We will be welcoming guest speakers Paul Allen, head of the Zero Carbon Britain project at the Centre for Alternative Technology, and Andy Boyle of Otley2030. All are invited to attend.

Book online now through eventbrite.

Our mission is to promote the principle and practice of community-owned renewable energy, to build support and ultimately install one or more energy sources to sell electricity to local consumers or to the grid at large.

Cutting down on energy bills and emissions at home

At the same time we are working to addressing the energy consumption of our homes. We want to help York residents save energy when heating our homes, which will lead to lower bills and greenhouse gas emissions. Have a look at our Warmer Homes York section to find out how you can make your home cheaper and greener to heat.

Solar City Farm Project

We are actively locating buildings like sports halls, community centres, warehouses or other commercial premises to lease roof space for solar panels that would be owned by a community-controlled company. We’ve made this video about the project:

Read more about our ‘solar city farm’ project.

This article in the Ecologist is a good introduction to the concept of community renewables – or you can download our “People Power” introduction to Community Energy leaflet (PDF format).

Read about some of the projects that have inspired us, join us or find out how else you can get involved – let’s fight climate change with energy democracy!


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