MBE awarded to Sonya Bedford, ECOE’s legal director

MBE awarded to Sonya Bedford, ECOE’s legal director The Queen has named Sonya Bedford as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in her 2018 birthday honours list. Sonya, who is partner and head of the renewable energy team at Stephens Scown LLP, has received the honour for services to […]

AGM Invite 2018

ECOE Annual General Meeting Tuesday 5th June 2018, 18.45 to 20.45 at The Meeting Room, Stephens Scown LLP, Southernhay, Exeter EX1 1RS Come along and hear what ECOE has been doing this last year and play a part in shaping the future direction of ECOE. The annual report and accounts will be presented and members […]

Full report of the 2017 members survey

Full report of the 2017 members survey The report provides a detailed description of the findings of the Members Survey undertaken by ECOE in 2017. A total of 101 members participated in the study, a response rate of just less than 50%. People purchased shares, and thus became members, for diverse reasons. These motivations can […]

Community Fund Allocation Event plus update of new projects and the member survey

ECOE Community Fund Allocation Event plus updates of new projects and the members survey 2017/2018 Following a great Community Fund Allocation Event on Tues 16th January at 18.30, awards were made for the full amounts to all three applicants. Congratulations to: Wonford Community and learning Centre who received £996 for a new display that will […]

Members Survey – Initial Findings

Members’ Survey – Initial Findings Huge thanks to everyone who completed the members’ survey in September. We achieved a response rate of almost 50%, with 101 completed surveys, which is excellent. Here we present some initial findings from the data, under four headings. A comprehensive report detailing the survey findings will be available in January. […]

Heat Event: Summary & Presentations

Heat event: Summary and presentations Howard Smith, Dextco and ECC Dextco is proposing a combined heat and power network, covering the two hospital sites, City Centre new developments, St Lukes with maybe an extension to County Hall, the prison and the University of Exeter. Interlinking housing could be connected to the network but it is […]

Other News and Events – July ’17

Other News and Events – July ’17 Community Energy England Report The biggest state of the sector report has been carried out by Community Energy England. ECOE took part. Their key messages are: • Community energy is widespread: 222 community energy organisations throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland involved in 269 distinct energy activities. • […]

Report from the AGM 2017

Report from the AGM Our third AGM took place on Tuesday 6th June. Thirty of our members plus other supporters were present to hear all about what ECOE had been doing for the last year, vote on payments to the community fund and members interest, ECOE accounts and directors. Our partners, funders and all supporting […]

Trews Weir Hydro: We have the go-ahead from ECC

ECOE:Trews Weir Hydro Project Great news! We have the go ahead from Exeter City Council to start investigating the viability of a hydro project at Trews Weor on the River Exe in Exeter. Councillors and local authority officers really took on board the ‘added-value’ that community-owned energy projects bring by way of the social value […]

Heat Event July 4th at 18:45

Renewable heat and heat networks: Current opportunities for Exeter and community energy groups July 4th 18.45 to 20.45 Meeting Room, Stephens Scown Solicitors LLP, Curzon House, Southernhay, Exeter, EX1 1RS Come along and find out about what’s happening with community energy and heat and an update on the innovative far-reaching heat network plans for the […]