How can community energy power better places and support a green transition?

Community energy schemes are leading the way in shaping a cleaner, fairer approach to the way the UK generates and distributes energy. As a result, leveraging the sector’s potential will be essential if the UK is to meet its net zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

Community energy can also give local residents access to cheaper energy and reducing fuel poverty. By reinvesting surpluses back into the local area, community energy schemes encourage thriving rural and urban communities. But given a failure to properly support the sector in recent years, the future of community energy now looks threatened.

Join us for this panel at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference, discussing the role and future of community energy in the UK’s transition to a green economy.

Speakers include:

  • Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey MP
  • Wera Hobhouse MP
  • Polly Mackenzie – Chief Executive, Demos
  • Vidhya Alakeson – Chief Executive, Power to Change
  • Rachel Coxcoon – District Cllr & Cabinet Member for Planning Policy, Climate Change & Energy at Cotswold DC.
  • Ryan Shea – Senior Associate, PUBLIC


Date: Monday 16th September

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Venue: Durley Suite, Bournemouth International Centre

Please note that this event takes place inside the secure zone. You will need a conference pass in order to attend.