Bringing Winter Warmth to Healthy Homes

Bringing Winter Warmth to Healthy Homes As the weather gets cold it’s much harder for people in fuel poverty and those living in hard-to-heat homes. It’s keeping us busy! We have lots of new drop-in advice clinics. Also, we’ve had stalls and given talks at many events. The demand for Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) […]

Call for applications for 2019 ECOE Community Fund grants

Call for applications for 2019 ECOE Community Fund grants After a successful second year of ECOE’s Community Fund, it is now open for applications again. The fund is available for local community groups to apply for financing for projects that help to save energy and/or help to alleviate fuel poverty. For 2019, we have a […]

Meet Joe Clarke – ECOE’s newest Director

Meet Joe Clarke – ECOE’s newest Director Over the summer, Exeter Community Energy co-opted Joe Clarke to its Board of Directors. He will focus on building on the organisation’s already-stellar marketing and communications output. Joe approached Tara Bowers, ECOE’s Chair, after seeing the call for new Directors and volunteers following the 2019 AGM. Also, ECOE […]

ECOE needs a new finance director and bookkeeper!

ECOE needs a new finance director and bookkeeper! Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) is continuing to evolve – and we need help adapting to the challenges we face. We therefore have exciting opportunities for you to join us in helping the local community and global environment. Interested? If so, read on for details: Finance director ECOE’s […]

Charging ahead! 2019 ECOE Community Fund impact and project update

Charging ahead! 2019 ECOE Community Fund impact and project update Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) pride ourselves on our Community Fund. The Fund supports local people and community groups with projects that save energy, fight fuel poverty, and support environmental causes. We awarded the 2019 Fund to Art and Energy, Pinhoe Road Baptist Church, the Estuary […]

Legal work under way for two Solar PV3 sites

Legal work under way for two Solar PV3 sites Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) has successfully pre-registered two local community centre sites for new solar PV installations. We are now working on leases and power purchase agreements (PPAs) with The Beacon Community Centre and Westbank Healthy Living Centre. Pre-registration enables this even though the government closed […]

Meet ECOE’s new chair: Tara Bowers

Meet ECOE’s new chair: Tara Bowers The last few months have seen quite a lot of comings and goings at ECOE. We’re gradually introducing people to you so that you don’t wonder who they are when you meet them. Next up is Tara Bowers, who will be our chair for the next year, following our […]

Community fund impact – Art and Energy and beyond

Community fund impact – Art and Energy and beyond This year ECOE made £4,100 available via its community fund, and we allocated it in January, as previously discussed in this post. We granted £1,400 to Art and Energy for creative solar workshops making renewable energy both fun and inspirational. In May they told ECOE that ‘This […]

AGM 2019: ECOE’s evolving team drives into new community energy era

AGM 2019: ECOE’s evolving team drives into new community energy era 2018 had everything for Exeter Community Energy (ECOE), including progress and recognition, but also change and challenges. Even as some of our solar PV sites entered their fourth year and we strove to keep them running well, we are also developing two new sites. […]

‘So you’ve declared a Climate Emergency, now what?’ – event report

‘So you’ve declared a Climate Emergency, now what?’ – event report On May 23rd our director, environmental social scientist Patrick Devine-Wright, chaired a public event that asked the above question at the University of Exeter. The University’s new Global Systems Institute organised the event, together with ECOE and Transition Exeter. As a result of this topic’s importance, […]