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 […]

Act green in 2020: Could you be ECOE’s new monitoring and maintenance co-ordinator, finance director or bookkeeper?

Act green in 2020: Could you be ECOE’s new monitoring and maintenance co-ordinator, finance director or bookkeeper? A new year will soon be upon us – yet climate and fuel poverty remain pressing problems. If you’re looking for a meaningful way to act, we have exciting opportunities for you. Interested? If so, read on for […]

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, […]

ECOE needs you (again) – seeking directors and volunteers

ECOE needs you (again) – seeking directors and volunteers Peter Bowers and Miles Davey stood down from the board at the last AGM, so we need new directors! This is your chance to do something real to address the climate emergency. We welcome anyone with the interest and passion to help ECOE. We’d be especially […]

Energy support for the vulnerable: The social justice and environmental benefits

Energy support for the vulnerable: The social justice and environmental benefits ECOE’s roots were Transition Exeter, and the Transition movement has always had the twin goals of the environment and social justice. However, the environment has perhaps often been the priority. When ECOE was founded we wanted to install lots of community-owned solar PV on […]