Section 1 - Energy in Oban

Oban has recently been chosen as one of four areas in Scotland to receive help to draw up
and implement a Local Energy Plan. A local energy plan encourages a community to look
at and understand its own energy and transport systems, and state where it sees priorities
for action. A plan will also identify local opportunities that offer practical action to support
current and future developments. These opportunities can have a number of benefits for the
local community such as an increase in local energy generation, developing employment
opportunities and a reduction in fuel poverty rates.

We are asking the Oban community what matters most to them in order to ensure that this
Local Energy Plan is created by the community rather than for them. Please help us to
gather the priorities of the community by completing this short survey below.

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* 1. Are you interested in community owned energy projects and would you like to see an increase of these projects in the Oban area?

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* 2. What benefits would you most like to see come from energy projects in Oban? Please outline how important these are to you (1 being the most important)

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Lower fuel poverty
Lowering Oban’s carbon footprint (more environmentally friendly)
More local jobs
Increased local energy generation
Reduction in electricity prices
Improved Air Quality
Increase in the young skilled work force
More sustainable local businesses through lower fuel and electricity costs

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* 3. The Local Energy Plan will propose new projects to take forward in Oban. Which energy projects would you like included in your Local Energy Plan? Please outline how important these are to you (1 being the most important)

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District heating for nearby houses/businesses
Installation of renewable energy to supply homes and businesses
Larger scale renewable projects
Renewable projects linked to storage options
Support for more local food production
Solar lighting installed for walkways and populated areas

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* 4. What barriers do you think Oban may face in carrying out any of the suggestions above?

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