Creating sustainable benefits to the people of our local communities.
Grand Union Community Energy (GUCE) is a community benefit society, established to improve local community resilience in the face of increasing energy costs and climate change - enabling the local residents to do something real and lasting about climate change.
GUCE evolved as a project of Transition In Kings in 2012 with the launch of a £70,000 share offer to finance solar panels on the roofs of a local school, which we raised in 8 weeks.
The need to expand renewable energy is more urgent now than ever. As we undergo the biggest energy transition in a hundred years, we want to enable this to take place in a way that creates positive local impacts.
Whether you’d like to volunteer for GUCE, join our board, or apply for a community mini grant, we would love to hear from you.
GUCE wants to enable members of our community to contribute to the fight against climate change.
Using either our know-how or our community fund, we've been proud to have supported multiple projects across southwest Herts to improve local community resilience by encouraging learning about CO2 and growing the use of renewable energy.
The opportunities now available to us are unprecedented. At this momentous moment in history, we hope that there are some of you who believe YOU CAN PLAY A ROLE TOO in taking ideas forward.
The Grand Union Transition and Sustainability Initiative (GUTSI) was formed in January 2021 by a group of transition-minded individuals, (including two GUCE directors), with a view to pooling the expertise within the community on sustainability and providing support to local authorities as they plan the climate transition. GUTSI is a project of GUCE.