About RVE  & Community Energy Rossendale

We are a community-led, not-for-profit group unique to the Rossendale Valley. We aim to create a thriving community support network to help the people from Rossendale live in warmer, healthier homes without extra cost and improve our fuel security in a fair and affordable way.

Founded

We are a newly founded (2022) community energy group. We were founded with the help of local community members and support from Valley Heritage.

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Funded

Initial funding has come via the UK Community Renewal Fund. Funding is used on projects designed to help local communities grow and become more resilient and sustainable.

What Is A Community Energy Group?

Rossendale Valley Energy is a community energy group but what does that mean? The principle is simple, we aim to bring local people together to reduce energy use, look at initiatives to deliver green energy, and help make energy more affordable.

There are now over one hundred community energy groups across the country using collective action to reduce, manage or generate energy. The key point of energy groups is that they are locally led to best suit the needs of local people.

Our Aims

What We Want To Achieve

Produce a community led energy plan for the Rossendale Valley.

Help people reduce their home carbon use and keep energy prices low.

Plan how we can start to transition from fossil fuels to renewable power.

Increase community resilience to changes in the way energy is consumed.

Why Are We Doing This?

It’s no secret that we, as a nation need to drastically change the way we consume fossil fuels. Add in the instability of the current energy market and the effect this is having on people’s pockets. We need to seek new ways to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels for the sake of the planet, and our pockets.

Although the Government has a strategy for its UK 2050 net zero target, there is a lack of clarity on how this applies to residential energy and there is no clear strategy for the decarbonising of our homes by 2050. Community energy groups are decentralising the approach to decarbonisation by putting power into the hands of local people.

How Can You Get Involved?

To succeed, Rossendale Valley Energy needs your support and involvement. There are numerous ways the public can get involved with what we do, from engaging with events we put on to helping sound out new energy initiatives and seeking funding opportunities.

If you would like to get involved, please drop a line to info@rvenergy.org.uk. Don’t forget to support us on social media too by following our Facebook and Twitter accounts, even if you only share our posts it helps raise the visibility of our projects and the support we can offer.

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