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Power to the parishes

Feed in tariffs for renewable electricity made community energy schemes a pretty good proposition for investors. Now they’ve gone, it can be harder to make…

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Energy in the West of England – the future?

Some of you will have heard Tom Stedall’s presentation at our conference last week. We’ve been asked to put his slides up here – and…

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Conference conversations…

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Winter Conference yesterday, to all our speakers, all of you who came, the Elmgrove Centre staff, to Moveable…

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Regional energy – without the hot air?

What’s the West of England region’s solar electricity generation capacity today? How much more could there be if we covered every roof with solar panels?…

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Heat now, Sir? Certainly Sir – heat as a service

Bristol Energy’s Market Development Manager, Sarah Diver spoke to a highly engaged audience at Zero West’s recent ‘Zero Carbon Heat’ event. Sarah explained how proposing energy…

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Building the battery network

Big arrays of batteries are already making their presence felt in the UK’s energy system. A decade ago, Energy Storage News notes, there were no…

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Our Action Plan

Getting toward zero carbon is a massive undertaking. We’re pushing it along in three ways: Vision Creation; enabling Green infrastructure; and Community Action. Vision Creation…

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What’s stopping us?

You probably noticed we now have official endorsement of a zero carbon target for the UK. There’ll be disagreement about how it’s framed, and the…

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A solar farm on your roof?

Rooftop solar farms that allow neighbours to share kit are one way forward for community energy, and Bristol could soon grow one.  David Saunders explains….

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The power of zero

There’s a lot to digest in the report from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) earlier this month. The full release, including technical appendices,…

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