Friday, January 13, 2017
SEAI has published an important research project funded by SEAI and undertaken by Tipperary Energy Agency, Future Analytics Consulting, Tipperary County Council and Philip Lee. The research investigated the potential for local investment in renewable energy projects for both rural and urban communities and seeks to enhance the capacity for community ownership and investment in renewable energy through mechanisms underpinned by legislative provisions. By reviewing best practice and existing national legislation, the project team aimed to make recommendations on a Community Investment Scheme Framework and next steps (e.g. preparation of codes of practice, national guidelines, changes to legislation, consultation etc.).