Energy Topic Group
The next meeting is Tuesday 17 May 7:00pm.
At this month's meeting we will focus on developing a toolkit for local groups to run energy saving/retrofit events, and discuss further lobbying of Wiltshire Council on energy policies.
There will also be an update on our Green Homes retrofit campaign.
Please register for updates and to take part using the form below.
We normally meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm.
Please feel free to contact Adam, the current topic group lead, on all things energy at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are starting to gather a list of people with experience of retrofit who are happy to give us local case studies, and if possible to answer questions or talk to people about their experience.
This includes insulation, draughtproofing, heat recovery ventilation and waste water heat recovery from showers, as well as solar panels and heat pumps etc.
Local events and souces of advice are listed here - please let us know of other relevant information for this page.
We are also very keen to hear from people with experience as well as people who are thinking about reducing energy use in their homes: more details here.
Solar Farms - Urgent Action Needed
Our July meeting discussed the importance of solar farms, and featured presentations from two speakers on new proposed projects.
At the meeting on 16th March we had the pleasure of receiving a superb presentation by Bean Beanland a true Heat Source Pump Evangelist! Here is the link to the slides We recorded the meeting which can be seen on this LINK
Click on image to access the video
Community energy groups across England can benefit from a new peer support programme, launched today (22 February 2021).
Experienced community energy mentors will be matched with existing community energy groups to help them develop their project or business. Up to 4 days of peer mentoring support is available taking place between March and September 2021.
Full details here: www.next-generation.org.uk/peer-mentoring
Now you can subscribe to an electric car - Interesting Article
You’ve already got a monthly Netflix subscription, and maybe a veg box delivery service. So why wouldn’t you start leasing an electric car on the same month-to-month terms?
A number of firms are now offering this fresh take on driving, effectively giving people a chance to try electric vehicles without the commitment of buying or entering a lengthy leasing agreement.
Read the article Here
Here you will find a whole section on electric cars which many of our members find particularly interesting
At the October meeting we were very fortunate to have two excellent talks. The first was by Dr. Nick Murry about Zero Chippenham's Solar PV Preferred supplier scheme. The second was from Pete Capener, CEO of Bath & West Community Energy. The video of Pete's very interesting talk can be seen below.