Salisbury Community Energy Limited (SCE) was registered as a Community Benefit Society in March 2017. SCE’s purpose is to drive the uptake of renewable energy locally to fight climate change.
Salisbury is now a carbon neutral city, reliant for all its energy needs on renewable energy including solar and hydro. Our abundant local resources – roof-space, and the ‘five rivers of Salisbury’ – are fully deployed generating clean, green, low-cost energy. Local landmarks such as the fire station and the Cathedral have played a flagship role in this transformation. The city’s beauty, wildlife and the environment are strongly protected.
There is solar PV on almost every roof – design and technology advances have made solar installations invisible to the naked eye. All new housing is zero carbon, and retro-fitted energy efficiency measures are common on existing housing stock. Every vehicle is electric, and charging points are all over the place. City streets are clean, congestion-free, and friendly to pedestrians and cyclists. Digital technology for transport information has improved out of all recognition, and an integrated transport strategy benefits all.
Salisbury is consistently listed as one of the UK’s best places to live with a green and healthy environment. It is recognised, among a number of places, as a centre of excellence and expertise on renewable energy, flood risk mitigation and flood resilience.