Monthly Archives: April 2018

A co-operative way to generate, use and share energy – SELCE – Greenwich

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

In 2014 a group of people living in South-East London came together with a common vision of a greener future. Their aim was to generate electricity that was not only renewable but also affordable and owned and controlled by the people who use it. In just three years, volunteers behind the South East London Community ...

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Fuel Poverty – targeting households – The Behaviouralist

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Fuel poverty – living on a lower income in a home which cannot be kept warm at a reasonable cost –  is a big issue for local government. According to the Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report 2017 (2015 ONS Data) currently, over 2.5 million households have to choose between heating their house and other essential ...

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Generation Oldham – Oldham Council

28th March, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Generation Oldham is Oldham’s community energy programme. The original objectives for the programme, set in November 2014, were as follows: One community energy scheme under development or fully operational in each of the six districts within the first twelve months A network of community energy collaborators in place and operating effectively Increased resident awareness of ...

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Green Wheels Travel Scheme – Salford City Council

5th October, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Transport sustainability and air quality are high priorities for Salford, so Salford City Council has launched the Green Wheels Travel Scheme, with the aim of encouraging staff to play their part in tackling climate change and promoting sustainability, by making environmentally friendly travel choices when travelling to, from and during work. Climate Change – Green ...

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Elderly Fuel Allowance – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The city is the only one in the UK to offer an annual affordable warmth dividend to all vulnerable elderly people over the age of 80 –  £100 every winter since the new Administration was elected in 2011.   The Council also delivers a major domestic energy efficiency programme, levering in national and local funding sources ...

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Wind Turbines – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow has worked with its partners in SSE to construct one of the largest on-shore wind turbines in Europe at Cathkin Braes – with all Council revenues from it already pledged to support the city’s affordable warmth ambitions.   Future City Glasgow has led the way with open data mapping which allows communities to see if ...

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Tommyfield market goes solar – Oldham Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Oldham Council has installed a solar array on the roof of Tommyfield Market Hall as it looks to become one of the greenest local authorities in the country – while also saving money. Electricity generated from the 110kw solar array will be used to power the hall, which is home to more than 90 independent ...

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Street Lighting – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow signed the first deal of its kind in the UK with the Green Investment Bank to replace 10,000 street lights. Work is being undertaken right now to replace 10,000 lanterns with energy efficient LED lights.  They’ll provide a 53% saving on current energy usage and help to deliver a further 3% savings on the ...

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Delivering on local renewables – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow has worked with its partners in SSE to construct one of the largest on-shore wind turbines in Europe at Cathkin Braes – with all Council revenues from it already pledged to support the city’s affordable warmth ambitions. Future City Glasgow has led the way with open data mapping which allows communities to see if ...

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Energy and Carbon Master Plan – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow was one of the earliest UK signatories to several EU-wide pledges on climate change and has recently worked with other European partners to deliver an Energy and Carbon Masterplan.  This is a key framework for leading Glasgow through the transition to a low carbon economy and it is a major legacy of the city’s ...

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Plymouth Energy Community – Plymouth City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The highly successful Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) is a perfect example of how the co-operative approach leads to real action on energy efficiency and sustainability at all levels in a local community.  In line with its co-operative ethos, Plymouth City Council (PCC) recognised the potential for a community organisation to play a key role in ...

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Big Switch and Save – Norwich City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Reducing energy use has important environmental, social and economic benefits and therefore, clearly contributes to Norwich City Council’s corporate priorities.  It will help meet national and international targets to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, one of the main contributors to climate change.  This work is also vital to improve the health of the local community, ...

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Cosy City Scheme – Norwich City Council

19th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Through the scheme home owners can access advice, support, grants and loans to support a wide range of energy efficiency measures.  Since March 2014 the programme has assisted over 1000 households by providing general advice and has installed 43 cavity walls, 59 lofts, 66 Solid Wall installations and 32 new energy efficient boilers. Energy – ...

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Norfolk Collective Purchase Solar Scheme – Norwich City Council

19th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

An innovative scheme offering guaranteed and competitively-priced solar panels via a council run reverse auction process.  The scheme takes all the complexity and uncertainty out of shopping for solar panels yourself.  Participants can be assured of a quality product, a quality installer and guarantees and quality assurance thereafter. Thousands of people across Norfolk have registered ...

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Energy and Climate Change – Glasgow City Council

19th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

A selection of 14 case studies from Glasgow City Council on Energy and Climate Change including: Reducing Greenhouse emissions Climate Ready Clyde vision Delivering a comprehensive Energy and Carbon Masterplan Deal with the Green Investment Bank to replace 10,000 street lights Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre Annual affordable warmth dividend to people over 80 ...

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Greener Grangetown – Cardiff Council

19th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The City of Cardiff Council, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales are investing £2 million in Greener Grangetown, an innovative scheme to better manage rainwater in Cardiff’s Grangetown community. Using the latest techniques, this scheme will catch, clean and divert clean rainwater directly into the River Taff instead of pumping it over 8 ...

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Carbon Culture – Cardiff Council

19th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The City Council has adopted the Carbon Culture platform to release open data on energy use to show the improvements it’s making to the Council’s operations in over 300 operational buildings. The Council has installed on-site meters to provide up-to-date information on energy usage, cost and the carbon impact of each of our buildings.  The ...

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Cyd Cymru / Wales Together

19th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

“Cyd Cymru / Wales Together” is Wales’ collective switching scheme led on by the City of Cardiff Council in partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Welsh Government.  It is designed to help people save money on their energy bills. Energy Switching – Cyd Cymru_Wales Together – City of Cardiff Council

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Low Carbon Social Housing Demonstrator Project – Sunderland City Council

19th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The Sunderland Low Carbon Social Housing Demonstrator Project was designed to contribute to the development of a low carbon economy in the city. Funded through ERDF, with support through Sunderland City Council and Gentoo Group, the project was designed to provide an example of effective energy management within social housing and support the development of ...

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Community Groups encouraged to Go Green & create their own energy – Oldham Council

8th February, 2016 / Nicola, CCIN

Oldham Council’s Cabinet is being asked to approve unique plans which will encourage community groups to go green and create their own energy. Under the ‘Generation Oldham’ initiative, organisations will be encouraged to install energy generating equipment and energy efficiency measures in their buildings. The project brings together sustainability, lower energy costs for community buildings, and ...

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