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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