Friday, 27 September 2013

Has Red Ed missed the point?

Don't get me wrong - the big six have contrived to charge us way too much for energy, for way too long.  However, Red Ed's solution to freeze the prices for a limited period, seems to me to completely miss the point and leaves the renewable energy sector dangerously open to the erroneous Tory

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

5th Spetember - BBC radio 5 live will be powered by renewables

BBC 5 live Energy Day

The BBC has written
On Thursday 5th September we’ll find out, as we fill the public piazza at BBC North with solar panels, wind turbines, processed chip fat for biofuel and enough exercise bikes to keep Richard

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Community energy fortnight - What's on?

Community energy fortnight - What's on? - 31st August, Tour of community owned hydro electric schemes in Stockport and New Mills. A coach leaves Stockport Town Hall at 10am to visit Stockport Hydro. From there we will go onto Stockport Masonic Guildhall, 169-171 Wellington Road, SK1 3UA for a lunch reception and energy saving workshops (starts 12 noon). Finally, we''ll visit Torrs Hydro in New Mills for a tour and refreshments (starts 3pm). The coach will leave to return to Stockport Town Hall at 5.00pm.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Renewable Energy - a guide for communities

ACRE’s Renewable Energy Community Guide produced  with the Centre for Sustainable Energy,  guide gives advice on planning renewable energy projects. 

Case studies of successful projects are also featured, including:
  • A wind turbine in the village of Hockerton, Nottinghamshire, which will generate an estimated £60,000 payback for the village each year. 
  • A wood pellet biomass boiler at the Grade II listed St Paul’s Church in Gulworthy Cross, Devon. 
  • Two wind turbines that power the Wold Top Brewery and farm in East Yorkshire, creating a stable revenue stream.
The guide is sponsored by Endurance Wind Power.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Community Energy Fortnight - What's on so far..

The Community Energy Fortnight - What's on so far..

The Community Energy Fortnight is an initiative of the Community Energy Coalition. Running from 24th August - 8th September, events will be taking place right across the UK. Through these events, Forum for the future aim to engage and inspire people about the wide-ranging benefits of community energy, and to generate support for our vision of community energy at scale in the UK by 2020.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Community Renewable Energy Workshop

Community Renewable Energy Workshop

Location: Bamburgh Room, King's Road Centre
Time/Date: 14th October 2013, 09:00 - 16:00
Date: 14 October 2013
Time: 9.00 - 16.00
Venue: Bamburgh Room, King's Road Centre

The workshop is free but registration is required.
To register: Please click here.

Community Renewable Energy

DECC are very keen to hear about the projects you are, or have been involved in, and the responses will be used to help inform the forthcoming Community Energy Strategy.