Creating Local Energy Economies: Lessons from Germany

Author: Caroline Julian

The ResPublica Essay, ‘Creating Local Energy Economies: Lessons from Germany’, which is supported by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and Co-operative Energy, argues that the UK can deliver on greater transparency, lower household bills and genuine competition if communities, local authorities, housing associations and small businesses could enter into the supply market and sell their energy locally. At present, there are no local suppliers in the UK.