ECOE starts 2023 with more award success

From left-right Andy Extance, Paul Whittall, Tara Bowers and Prina Sumaria collect the Highly Commended Fuel Poverty Action award

From left-right Andy Extance, Paul Whittall, Tara Bowers and Prina Sumaria collect the Highly Commended Fuel Poverty Action award

Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) started 2023 with a ‘highly commended’ award for Fuel Poverty Action at Community Energy England’s awards. Four members of the ECOE team were at City Hall in London on January 20th to collect the award. Healthy Homes for Wellbeing Project Manager and ECOE Director Tara Bowers also told 150 attendees about energy efficiency’s importance, and the challenges involved. ECOE director Prina Sumaria also presented an award in her main role as Local Energy Coordinator at Regen. Paul Whittall, Healthy Homes for Wellbeing Home Energy Advisor, and Andy Extance, ECOE director, joined Prina and Tara.

Tara has also made the shortlist for the Net Zero Pioneer in Regen’s Green Energy Awards. This recognises Tara’s role in expanding Healthy Homes, increasing its funding, and innovating how ECOE delivers the project. Tara learns if she’s won on Wednesday 29th March.

On January 27th  ECOE also received the Exeter Sustainability Award in the Community Group/Charity/Non Profit category that it won in October 2022. ECOE director David Bacon and Home Energy Advisor Jilly Scheepers attended the ceremony at St Sidwell’s Point Leisure Centre. As part of its award, a tree will be planted in Flower Pot Meadows in February 2022.

Jilly Scheepers (left) and David Bacon (centre) receive the Exeter Sustainability award in the Community Group/ Charity/Non Profit category

Jilly Scheepers (left) and David Bacon (centre) receive the Exeter Sustainability award in the Community Group/ Charity/Non Profit category