Community Energy Fortnight 2016 has started on Saturday and will run until the 18th September. It is being organised by Community Energy Coalition and supported by The Co-operative Energy.
This year's theme, which reflects the challenging UK energy policy, is 'Powering Forward'. Events are taking place across the UK to inspire and educate people about the benefits of owning, generating and saving energy together.
Transition MK are inviting you to our monthly meet-up this Wednesday 7th September, during which we will be chatting about the various ways of accelerating community energy initiatives in Milton Keynes. We will also be talking about the newly formed MK Community Energy Alliance and the events planned as part of it.
By joining us, you will also have a chance for you to find out about the Off-Grid Solar Lighting project that is run by our member, Michael Sheppard, with help from the MK:Smart and Our MK funding. You can now watch a short video explaining what the project is about:
We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday - join us from 5.45pm at 'The Place to Eat' cafe at John Lewis, Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, Milton Keynes MK9 3EP.
There are also a couple more events taking place in Milton Keynes during the Fortnight:
- 13th September - Workshop for members of parish councils on 'How can my parish benefit from community-owned energy?' More details here.
- 15th September - Wolverton Community Energy AGM: 7.15pm arrival for 7.30pm start. At Foundation House, The Square, Aylesbury Street, Wolverton. RSVP to Marie Osbourne at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us spread the word...
Please help us to promote the events to make sure that Milton Keynes really embraces this year's Community Energy Fortnight and the opportunities it brings to raise awareness about this exciting model of community-owned energy.
You can join our Facebook Group or follow updates on our Twitter account. Further updates will also be posted on our website, and you can follow: @CEFortnight & #CEF16.
The events during Community Energy Fortnight are being organised in collaboration between Transition MK, Community Action: MK (through CAPE, Community Action Platform for Energy project) and Wolverton Community Energy.