This page offers links to regional and national resources that we value. No list like this can cover everyone who matters but there are some good places to start here. Feel free to email us with additional links you’d like included. See also our page on taking action.
Offers “evidence based hope” – stories of world-changing projects that are working, compiled by a team at the University of Sussex.
Leggett, founder of Solar Century and chronicler of the carbon wars, provides valuable regular updates on “climate, energy, technology and the future of civilisation”.
Daily updates, from a small team of journalists in Southern England including former Guardian science editor Tim Radford.
UK-based website covering climate science, climate policy and energy policy. Data rich explanations, authoritative analysis.
Energy researcher Nikki Jones’ talks and newsletters. Her talks are repeated regularly and listed in our Events Calendar.
US-based site reporting the science and impacts of climate change
Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit
News and briefings, updated daily. Especially detailed coverage of UK developments, though covers rest of the world too.
Academic centre offering advice on energy tech and policy. Good blog.
Another solution-focussed site.
Old-established US think tank and researcher of low energy paths
International Renewable Energy Agency
Does what it says
Yeah, they’re a fossil fuel gant, but Shell also make interesting scenarios, in this case one that depicts a path to meeting the Paris agreement’s targets. (opens PDF)
Oxford-based outfit focussed on how best to communicate about climate change and its effects.
Another team (some overlap) contributing to comms work and advice.
Dutch-based social enterprise offering advice on new economic arrangements that minimise waste
Business-oriented site on clean tech and renewables
Blueprint for a post-carbon society.
A recent (Sep 2018) example of the type, presenting detailed scenarios for UK futures. From Ovo Energy and Imperial College. (opens PDF)
A reliably creative source of projects and ideas for climate action and new energy systems
UK based site offering a rich menu of ideas for citizen action.
The UK government’s independent advisory committee. They’re supposed to take some notice. Links here to a decades worth of reports, with more to come in 2019.
Campaign against climate change
UK-based pressure group. Good guides to action & other resources here.
National organisation that combines expertise with activism – based in Bristol
National not-for-profit organisation, based in Exeter, that offers advice and expertise on new energy systems.
Advice on carbon reduction for business in all sectors
Advice for comsumers – focus on cost reduction with a green tinge.
Leading green think tank
Compendium of ideas and plans for redesigning cities
Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity
Academic centre at University of Surrey
Research centre on new energy systems
Similar to above – maybe they should get together?
Scottish Government initiative, just getting under way
A digest of academic research on politicians’ (MPs) approach to climate change – and why they find it difficult to act without pressure from voters. From the Green Alliance and Lancaster University.
National, but across the water, Ireland held a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change in 2018. Their recommendations here.
In our region (or thereabouts)
Bath and West Community Energy
Co-op funding local projects, mainly solar. New share offer coming soon.
Active on a range of local projects
Public/Private partnership working toward sustainability in Exeter. City-focussed, but full of interesting ideas. See especially their 2017 report on Energy Independence (pdf)
Devon Community Energy Network
Aiming to scale up renewable projects across the county
Bristol’s community-funded renewable energy company
Umbrella organisation for community energy groups in Bristol and round about.
Climate-friendly Bradford on Avon – energy group
Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub
An awful mouthful but a useful outfit. A European Union funded project (!) based at University of Bath, aimed especially at low carbon innovators
Bristol-based group campaigning on climate change.
Other local initiatives in UK
Co-ordinating plans, campaigns and action for a low carbon city.
Network of local government leaders, “which seeks to devise and implement plans for the transition to clean energy that are ambitious, cost effective and take the public and business with them”.
Network of cities in the UK exchanging ideas on reducing carbon emissions
Manchester-based group generating campaigns and advice on renewables.
Social enterprise developing community-owned renewables in Oxfordshire
Videos and podcast links
First of a series of talks by Bristol-based researcher Nikki Jones, which were filmed for Bristol Energy Co-operative. They are updated and repeated regularly – see our events calendar or her website for dates.
100 solutions to climate change
Well, that’s a start – A TED talk worth watching
Tipping points to the post-carbon society.
Talk at the Oxford Martin Institute. The link takes you to a single talk, but the site has many other relevant videos of visiting speakers from the global climate elite.
Long interview (audio) with George Marshall of Climate Outreach on how he thinks about working on “the great issue of our times”
Good insight into the views of Michael Liebreich, an interesting combination of economics, tech and climate mitigation zeal. From a series of conversations with Azeem Azhar.