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Four power stations’ worth of locally-owned renewable schemes could be installed by 2020 via The Independent

Four power stations’ worth of locally-owned renewable schemes could be installed by 2020 if the Government supports community energy, it was claimed today.

A coalition of organisations including the Co-operative, the National Trust, the Church of England and the Women’s Institute are calling for measures to boost the community renewable power and energy efficiency schemes.

They want national targets for community energy, promotion of local ownership to increase public acceptance of renewables, Government-backed advice and support, higher subsidies for community schemes, tax breaks for investors and access to finance through the new green investment bank.

The organisations, who represent 12 million members, are meeting with Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey today to launch a “manifesto for a community energy revolution” setting out the measures they say are needed.

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