The Scottish Government’s Local Energy Challenge Fund (LECF) aims to demonstrate the potential economic and social benefits of establishing local low carbon energy economies. Projects funded through the LECF will provide valuable insights into the impacts that local energy projects can have on local economies; by attracting and distributing income, and by changing the way that energy is generated and consumed.

ClimateXChange has been asked by the Scottish Government and Local Energy Scotland to investigate the economic impacts associated with local energy projects.  This study will be undertaken by the Fraser of AIlander Institute and the James Hutton Institute. It will use information gathered from LECF projects to better understand the local and regional economic and energy impacts associated with the development of local energy production and consumption systems.