Community owned and led energy for security climate change and employment (COALESCCE)
Oldham is the lead partner in a 4 year European project to increase the amount of community-owned renewable energy being produced in 6 test areas across Europe, including Oldham.
There is currently a significant disparity across Europe in the provision of community energy, with many national government interventions in the energy sector being skewed towards supporting large corporations.
COALESCCE aims to increase the focus on community energy in regional low-carbon strategies, working towards a consistently high rate of uptake across Europe, while increasing community energy investment. In this way, the project will support an increase in community energy generation across Oldham and its European project partners.