ECOE held its AGM on July 27

ECOE welcomed our members and supporters to join us at 6:30pm on Tuesday July 27 for the Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) Annual General Meeting. We convened in the ballroom at the Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG and on Zoom. As usual, we reviewed the year’s activities, and showed how our […]

What has happened in renewable energy policy in the UK in 2020/2021?

As we prepare for our Annual General Meeting, ECOE director Sonya Bedford has reviewed recent UK renewable energy policy events. The following is an invaluable, exhaustive, list. For the summary version, check out our upcoming Annual Report. 30/04/2020 – Goodbye to RHI –  Government announcements on the proposals for replacing the Renewable Heat Incentive Key […]

Watch our webinar again: Tackling Energy Inequality in Exeter and Beyond

In the UK, energy access, use and affordability is uneven. Low-income households pay £60 more per year on energy bills than those with higher income. The 10% of poorest areas in Britain pay an annual average of £1,123. The 15% of wealthiest areas pay £1,063. The South West region has the second highest average fuel […]

Healthy Homes brings clients over £1 million

You would think that this time of year is quieter for the Healthy Homes for Wellbeing team, with the usual winter ‘busy’ period helping clients with a view to fighting fuel poverty now over. However, the summer period sees the team fully occupied with a different set of tasks. From May to August the team […]

Volunteer your smart meter data to help enable local energy grids

ECOE is pleased to introduce an exciting new project called Future bE.  Read on to find out how you can help them to help you consume local energy: Future bE is an Exeter based research company setup to pursue technical solutions to our pressing energy challenges. We are currently running a very exciting project with […]

Meet the new people at ECOE: Lenka Hill

The ECOE team continues to evolve with time. We’re keeping you up to date on the new faces to you so that you don’t wonder who they are when you meet them. Here, we introduce Lenka Hill. What is your role at ECOE? I have joined the ECOE team as an External Independent Director in […]

Vacancy: Home Energy Advisor Role at ECOE

Looking for a new and exciting role, that not only helps local residents with energy efficiency issues but also tackles climate change at grass roots? Community energy groups across Devon are expanding their domestic energy efficiency and retrofit services. Read on to learn more about flexible work opportunities.   The Role Due to the success […]

Meet the new people at ECOE: Trevor Crawford

The ECOE team continues to evolve with time. We’re keeping you up to date on the new faces to you so that you don’t wonder who they are when you meet them. Here, we introduce Trevor Crawford. What is your role at ECOE? I’ve taken on the role as Finance Director, joining ECOE at the […]

Healthy Homes for Wellbeing fights pandemic injustices

With people currently confined to their homes for so long, fuel poverty has put affected households more at risk from the worst effects of Covid-19. This unjust situation is unacceptable. We’d therefore like to take a moment to praise our Healthy Homes for Wellbeing team for their great work to help make things fairer. After […]

Three organisations win ECOE community fund grants, but it remains open to applications

The community fund is very important to Exeter Community Energy, and even more so in these difficult times. We draw on the income from our ten solar power sites to fund groups in and near Exeter working on clean energy and fuel poverty. These funds can help build back better. This year, ECOE has a […]