ACA December Climate Cafe: Community Energy

06dec7:00 pm9:00 pmACA December Climate Cafe: Community EnergyIs community energy a solution to help solve the energy challenges of the next decades? OrganiserAberdeen Climate ActionMental Health Aberdeen, Langstane House, 6 Dee Street, Aberdeen, AB116DR7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeClimate Action,Meeting,Webinar & TalksThemeCommunity,Energy & Renewables,Governance & Just Transition,Networking & Community Engagement

Event Details

Community energy is key to a decarbonised economy and a crucial step in tackling climate change, simultaneously strengthening local economies.

This is about more than windmills and solar panels. Community energy can help find a new balance between local economies and the global economy. It can also help overcome the divide between rich and poor — because it empowers local people – and close the gap between north and south. Community energy leads to energy democracy, holding the promise of an economy and society based on co-operation rather than competition, within the boundaries of planet earth.

This is the vast topic our 3 speakers for the evening will explore:

Hester Claridge from Town Rock will talk about the potential for geothermal energy in Scotland/UK.

Corinna Miller, Communications Manager, Power for People, will explain how her organisation, Power for People’s, encourages lobbying of government to make it easier for small and community schemes to access the grid.

Ken Gordon, from the Daviot Housing Group, will develop on his assessment of the potential of heat pumps for individual and group heat pump schemes to “[improve] access to the grid for community energy schemes”.

3 x 15 minute talks will be followed by an opportunity for you to ask the speakers questions and participate in the discussion.

Why not invite a friend or two to come to the event and even share the event within your network?

As this is a hybrid event, details to join the Zoom meeting will be included in your confirmation email when you sign up.

The event space for the in person event will be open from 6:30 pm, talks begin at 7 pm.

After the session at MHA, which we have to leave at 9pm sharp, a number of us repair to The Stag bar, Crown St, 100 m from MHA. You would be especially welcome to come along with us.

You can find more information about our Climate Cafes and Aberdeen Climate Action at: