Smart Meters: All you need to know

We’re supporting this year’s Smart Meter campaign. As we continue to tackle climate change and fuel poverty at grass roots level, its important that our energy instructure gets ‘smarter’. Below you’ll find all the frequently asked questions around smart metering. If you have further questions or would like some help from one of our Home […]

Meet the ECOE team: Paul Whittall, HEA

Hopefully you’ve read some of these posts introducing you to the ECOE team before. If not, the idea is to keep 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 Paul Whittall. What is your role at ECOE  Paul? […]

Meet the new people at ECOE: James Dexter, trainee HEA

The ECOE team continues to grow and evolve. 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 James Dexter. What is your role at ECOE James? I am an in-training part-time Home Energy Adviser for ECOE’s Health […]

Creative call for people in Exeter to help build artwork urging action on climate change this September

20,000 hand-crafted moths will create an immersive display at COP26, the UN climate change conference. Made by people all over the world, the moths will represent a creative call for urgent action on climate change. People who want their voices to be heard will record whispers of hope and encouragement for a green energy future. […]

Exeter Community Energy named a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards

Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) has successfully earned a shortlist place in the UK Social Enterprise Awards. That makes it one of the leading social enterprises in the country. ECOE is a finalist in the Environmental Social Enterprise category. It uses income from its ten solar power sites to bring  practical change in our community by […]

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 […]