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Local and community energy District heating district heat generating heat

What is district heating?

District heating offers the promise of a neat solution for the supply of low-carbon heat to homes, businesses and public buildings. It’s all about taking energy released as heat from a varied range of energy sources, and connecting to energy consumers through a system of highly insulated pipes...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 06/12/2018 - 00:59

06/12/2018

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Local and community energy Community energy community

2018: A community energy fightback?

• Policy changes hit local schemes - but it's far from the end • National energy changes bring local opportunites • Community Energy England CEO lays out the challenge ahead In recent years, community energy seems to have been teetering on the brink of a breakthrough into the UK energy mainstream...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:14

08/02/2018

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Local and community energy Community energy Swansea

Community energy success in South Wales

• Swansea solar scheme attracts local investors • Lasting benefits for deprived areas • Community energy's future under the microscope Good news from Swansea, where Swansea Community Energy and Enterprise , or SCEES for short, is enjoying a very successful community share offer for a new solar PV...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/12/2016 - 15:49

14/12/2016

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Green strategy and politics International Local and community energy Cities energy

5 lesser-known cities taking sustainability seriously

Zurich has just been announced as the world's most sustainable city based on a number of environmental, social and financial considerations, while Ljubljana, with its impressive public transport infrastructure and noble waste objectives, is the current European Green Capital . But which are the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/11/2016 - 15:18

18/11/2016

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Local and community energy Community energy local energy

SmartKlub: The community energy club

• Start-up company wants to change local energy schemes • Complexities stopping UK reaching potential — CEO • Cities, suppliers and local groups need to get together At the Energy Saving Trust, there's a firm belief that good data and collaborative working is the only way to bring about local low-...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/08/2016 - 14:13

26/08/2016

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Local and community energy local energy Scotland

Scotland aims to lead the way on local green energy innovation

• Local renewable energy sources the aim of ambitious funding scheme • Tailored projects tackle local issues • Fuel poverty and hydrogen innovations catch the eye It's a challenging time for UK energy – and Scotland has its own unique set of circumstances to tackle. The country's Local Energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 21/06/2016 - 15:55

21/06/2016

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Local and community energy Community energy renewables

Feed-in Tariff cuts not the end of local community energy schemes

• It's no time to cut the community energy story short • New models can support communities • Renewables surge unstoppable There have been a number of concerns raised recently about the future of community energy – with some local groups understandably worried about cuts to Feed-in Tariff rates ...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/05/2016 - 13:15

13/05/2016

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Local and community energy Community energy community projects

The big benefits of a solar-powered community project

• Local renewables projects growing in popularity • Feed-in Tariff reductions threaten energy sector • Projects encourage thought about energy issues Getting local people involved in funding renewable energy projects has quietly been on the rise in recent years. South East London Community Energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 20/04/2016 - 14:35

20/04/2016

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Green strategy and politics Local and community energy Government landlords tenants energy efficiency EPC

Give landlords a new LESA of life

It’s well known that the coldest homes in England are those in the private rented sector. 9.4% of private rented homes are F/G rated on the Energy Performance Certificate compared to 1.8% of housing association properties. A big part of the problem is that landlords have been reluctant to invest in...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 13/03/2015 - 14:24

13/03/2015

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Local and community energy Cornwall Community energy green economy green energy renewable energy European Regional Development Fund

Cornwall's community considerations

Cornwall is one of Britain’s leading counties when it comes to the burgeoning green economy - and recent moves could well help it cement that record. Community ownership of green energy is now prioritised in planning processes, and it’s not just blind encouragement of wind, solar, biomass etc. The...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 23/02/2015 - 15:36

23/02/2015

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