Community Energy

Alongside our monthly Earth Cafes which act as social and networking events where people can learn more about environmental issues, we hold monthly planning meetings. These are intended for people who want to find out how to get involved with the groups activities. So come along if you are interested in: Helping organise the regular […]

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East Cambridgeshire Climate Action Network is working with Cambridge Carbon Footprint to get your input in order to get a better understanding of the type of community climate action support that is needed in Cambridgeshire. By completing our simple survey, you’ll contribute to a strategy for collective action, help us to learn from existing efforts, and

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Community Energy South run an online webinar on “Decarbonising your School” in November 2023. It provided some useful insights in how to Decarbonise your school, put solar on the roof, install a heat pump – and figure out how to save Energy. You can now watch it below. You will learn: What you need to

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With the new changes to the planning regime ending the moratorium on onshore wind, this webinar will give some case studies – from the past. Community Energy South is running an online webinar groups and local communities to provide inspiration about how to create new onshore wind projects that benefit your local community: Speakers include:

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We live, work and travel in regions, cites, towns and communities, but energy systems are still very centralised. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme has explored the potential of smart local energy systems and place-based approaches the a £104 million, five-year programme. The programme ended in March 2023, leaving a

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The Climate Change and Energy Service  at Cambridgeshire County Council is looking to recruit a project manager to work on renewable energy in the community. Starting with the Swaffham Prior Community Heat Network Project, a first village retrofit in the country decarbonising heating and hotwater for homes, you will initially work with the contractors to

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This publication “How to get your local clean energy funded” produced by Thrive Renewables provides some good guidance on how to get funding and it includes some good case studies of how local communities set about doing this. They are a renewable energy company and have been working to reduce emissions and tackle the climate

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Through its Community Benefit Programme, Thrive Renewables  is giving grants of up to £4,500 to cover improvements such as insulation, draught-proofing, LED lighting or improved heating controls to community buildings, like village halls and community centres. 2023 is the seventh year this grant programme has run, and this year a total of £33,000 is available.

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This article is for anyone interested in the huge potential of community energy or novel place-based energy systems. It will give an insight into the UK government’s Innovate UK “Prospering from the Energy Revolution” Programme (PFER) highlighting the challenges, how they can be delivered successfully, and what has been learnt from the Programme. PFER programme

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