Act green in 2021: Could you volunteer for ECOE?

A new year will soon be upon us – and even in the midst of the pandemic climate and fuel poverty remain pressing problems. If you’re looking for a meaningful way to act, we have an exciting opportunity for you. Interested? If so, we welcome anyone with the interest and passion to help ECOE – […]

Call for applications for 2020 ECOE Community Fund grants

After a successful third 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 2020, we have a total of £6,990 available, up from £6,235 last year. […]

Watch again: Wise Up About Fuel Poverty with ECOE and Ben Bradshaw MP

This winter could be the most devastating for fuel poor customers in years. Those who were already struggling with their energy costs may find that they are plunged deeper into crisis, while others who may have never been worried about their finances could find themselves in a very different situation to where they were 12 […]

Please donate to the 2020 Winter Warmth appeal and share a little warmth this winter

Healthy Homes for Wellbeing, run by Exeter Community Energy (ECOE), needs you to help us help clients like an 85-year-old man whose lack of heating recently nearly made him homeless. He was just one of many people in Devon at risk of or in fuel poverty. We hope you will help others like him by […]

Watch again: Wise Up About Green Retrofit with ECOE’s Webinar

Energy generation, distribution and use is changing radically. Today, renewable energy is cheaper than ever, whereas fossil-fuels are dangerous for climate change. Meanwhile, new technologies could radically re-shape our homes, workplaces and communities. ECOE therefore wants to improve people’s energy literacy. Therefore, we want everybody to know about the changes that are coming so that […]

Green Homes Grant faces installer and efficiency problems

by ECOE director Alastair Mumford The recent Green Homes Grant is a welcome initiative from what has been a reluctant government to deal with the UK’s poorly performing housing. But are there problems ahead? The Green Homes Grant is a £2 billion initiative by the government that provides homeowners with a grant towards certain types […]

New Season Update from Healthy Homes

The pandemic has brought many challenges, not least to the vulnerable residents in our community. We have been busy working behind the scenes to ensure we are ready to help those most in need this Autumn/Winter. LEAP Relaunches Our home visits with Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) stopped in March, as the lockdown arrived. We’ve […]

Co Charger’s plan to bring electric cars to our streets

Based in Exeter, Co Charger is a new sustainable scheme that aims to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. It is part of the family that includes Co Cars, Co Bikes and Co Delivery.  Recently ECOE secretary David Thompson spoke with Co Charger founder, Joel Teague. They discussed the contribution that the company could make […]

Celebrating Gill Wyatt’s ECOE legacy

Gill Wyatt, Exeter Community Energy founding director and former chair and chief executive officer, has left the board. She has also passed her role as manager of ECOE’s Healthy Homes for Wellbeing project to Tara Bowers. However Gill will continue as the Healthy Homes Community Liaison Officer and a Home Energy Advisor. ECOE would not […]

Healthy Homes prepares for the next season

It has been a strange few months for everyone, not least for our Healthy Homes team. They are usually out and about in the community giving talks, running drop in clinics and visiting people in their homes. Instead they have all been working from home. As we approach the next winter season, which for this […]