Local Energy Scotland is an independent network funded by Scottish Government established to help community groups become involved in community renewables, whether taking forward a community owned scheme or engaging in a large-scale commercial project. Now open to Housing Associations and Local Authorities. Click here to read more about CARES or if you would rather speak to someone, contact your Local Development Officer, Fiona Chan, based at at Auchincruive who can give you practical advice and talk you through your ideas or issues. Call free on 0808 808 2288 to progress your renewable energy plans, or simply to find out more.
A consortium made up of the Energy Saving Trust (EST), Changeworks, Energy Agency, SCARF and The Wise Group are administering and managing the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) from the 1st August 2013. Ricardo-AEA will also support delivery.