Back our plan for community-owned energy – Co-operative Party

For too long, we've relied on energy produced and owned abroad – empowering oligarchs and despots, while multinational oil and gas companies make record profits.

With international events pushing oil and gas prices to record highs, there has never been a more important moment to invest in cheap, clean renewable energy produced and owned right here in the UK.

At the Co-operative Party, we know that ownership matters. And that's why we back community-owned energy, where local people own and control renewables like solar panels and wind farms that power their communities.

We need a new energy production system that is cheap, green and owned and controlled by the people who use it. Agree? Check out our plan for community energy, and add your name to publicly back community energy.

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Community Energy Plan

We want to rocket boost community-owned energy. Here's how.

1. Fund this vital sector by heeding calls for a new National Community Energy fund, to provide crucial funding for urban, rural, heat and retrofit community energy schemes in England

2. Securing our future by creating a new National Community Energy Strategy, co-produced by the UK and devolved governments, including practical support for the sector

3. Expand our ambition by setting new targets for community-owned renewable energy production

4. Increase accountability by creating new Community Energy Units with increased powers in each of the UK and devolved governments

5. Level the playing-field between community-owned energy and privately-owned giants, by removing barriers to producers selling their energy locally and allowing councils to prioritise community-owned projects in procurement and planning

Agree? Add your name to back the plan.