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 […]

Watch again: Wise Up About Solar Power with ECOE’s Webinar

Watch again: Wise Up About Solar Power 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. We want everybody to […]

Meet the new people at ECOE: Stacia Ryder

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 Stacia Ryder, who is helping assess ECOE’s impact and support our funding bids and communications. What is your role at […]

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 […]

The role of grid-scale energy storage in deep decarbonisation

ECOE member Jeff Ridley recently attended an Imperial College London seminar with the above title. Jeff produced the following summary to share with the organisation. The notion here was that we will need seasonal timescale energy storage to fill the gaps in renewable generation. Clearly battery storage can handle the day-to-day fluctuations. However, the presenter […]

AGM 2020: ECOE progresses to new horizons

It’s typical of COVID-19 times that Exeter Community Energy had to take this year’s Annual General Meeting online. But it was a nice change from the background pandemic that the news was generally good. Our ongoing solar power generation and fuel poverty projects are doing well. As of the financial year end on January 31 […]

Meet the new people at ECOE: Rory McNeile

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 Rory McNeile, who is focusing on our green retrofit work What is your role at ECOE Rory? I am delighted […]