The Coalition for Community Energy (C4CE) is the peak body of the growing community energy sector in Australia. Established in 2014, C4CE has now grown to more than 105 member groups across Australia who are keen to transform their communities to zero-net emissions.
C4CE’s mission is to create the conditions which support a vibrant community energy sector and movement right across Australia by leading and facilitating coordination, communication and collaboration.
C4CE’s vision is for community energy to be a significant creator and beneficiary of Australia’s renewable and sustainable energy system with community energy groups and projects initiating, developing, owning, operating, implementing and benefiting from renewable and sustainable energy.
Our Major Programs
C4CE’s major strategic initiatives include:
- Advocacy and lobbying
- Knowledge sharing
- Community Energy Congress
How we work
Our unique niche and contribution is to focus on collaborative initiatives which are clearly greater than the sum of their individual parts, and which benefit members and the wider community. C4CE sees community energy as being cooperatively-spirited, commercially-driven and environmentally minded. As such, community energy clearly contributes to a bigger picture of action on climate change, sustainability, social equity, community resilience and self-agency.
In 2017 the Coalition for Community Energy joined with Embark to help drive community energy in Australia. Legally Embark Australia Ltd operates under the trading name the Coalition for Community Energy (C4CE).