Price support allows communities to raise low-cost citizen finance for renewable energy projects

Tim Braunholtz-Speight, Maria Sharmina, Edward Manderson, Carly McLachlan, Matthew Hannon, Jeff Hardy, Sarah Mander

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Abstract

Community energy groups can raise citizen finance for renewable energy projects at lower interest rates than from commercial lenders, but they often depend on price guarantee schemes. Policies providing price stability and business model innovations are needed to realize the sector’s potential contribution to the zero-carbon energy transition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-128
Number of pages2
JournalNature Energy
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • community energy groups
  • citizen finance
  • renewable energy

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    Braunholtz-Speight, T., Sharmina, M., Manderson, E., McLachlan, C., Hannon, M., Hardy, J., & Mander, S. (2020). Price support allows communities to raise low-cost citizen finance for renewable energy projects. Nature Energy, 5, 127-128. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-020-0556-2