Northern Ireland organisations encouraged to enter

Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales have teamed up to bring you the Community Energy Awards 2016.

Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales have teamed up to bring you the Community Energy Awards 2016.

The purpose of the awards is to showcase and celebrate the communities, projects and individuals that are at the forefront of the community energy revolution.

This year’s categories include:

Community Energy Saving – The community group which has undertaken the most inspiring energy conservation and/or management project

Community Renewable Energy Project – The most commendable sustainable electricity generation project undertaken by a community group

Local Authority Partner – The Local Authority which has done most to help local, community energy organisations through partnering, investing or other support

Collaboration Award – The most commendable collaboration between community and commercial / public / third sector partners

Community Energy Funding – The community group and its funders and advisers, which have achieved the most inspiring results in bringing investment into the sector

Community Energy Champion – The individual who has done most to advance the community energy sector over recent years.

Nominations are now open for people, project or organisaitons in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. CLICK HERE to nominate via online survey – it only takes two minutes to let them know who you think deserves an award.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 24th June 2016. Winners will be announced during a ceremony 3rd September in Oxford.

Lauri McCusker Director of the Fermanagh Trust which administers ‘Community Energy NI’ said “The Community Energy sector has gained real traction in the past number of years and it has shown real resilience despite policy uncertainty. ‘Community Energy Awards’ is an excellent initiative not only in terms of promoting the sector but also highlighting the good work being carried out. We are delighted that for the first time Northern Ireland with the support of Community Energy NI will be able to take part and we look forward to hopefully seeing a number of local entries making the short list.”

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