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  • Victoria Government to Build Wind Plus Storage for Advanced Agriculture Facility
    The government of Victoria, Australia, recently completed an agreement that supports the development of a wind plus storage facility for a crop farm in Western Victoria.
    - 7 days ago 9 Jan 18, 8:47pm -
  • Federal Regulators Shut Down Perry’s Proposed Rule for Grid Resilience
    In an order issued late yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission determined that Secretary Rick Perry’s Sep. 29 notice of proposed rulemaking on grid resilience does not meet the statutory requirements of the Federal Power Act.
    - 8 days ago 9 Jan 18, 1:57pm -
  • Ice Loss and the Polar Vortex: How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps
    When winter sets in, "polar vortex" becomes one of the most dreaded phrases in the Northern Hemisphere. It's enough to send shivers even before the first blast of bitter cold arrives. New research shows that some northern regions have been getting hit with these extreme cold spells more frequently o…
    - 8 days ago 8 Jan 18, 4:19pm -
  • Brazil Vows to End Amazonian Mega-Dam Construction; Moves Toward Wind and Solar Energy
    After years of criticism, the government of Brazil announced in January that it will end the era of building big hydropower dams in the Amazon. In an article in the O Globo newspaper, Paulo Pedrosa, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said that the government has no prejudice ag…
    - 11 days ago 5 Jan 18, 9:56pm -
  • US Utility-Scale Solar, Wind Capacity Could Double by 2020
    Proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar in the U.S. could total 116 GW by December 2020 — effectively doubling their current installed capacity of 115.5 GW, according to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Energy Infrastructure Up…
    - 11 days ago 5 Jan 18, 8:57pm -
  • 3 Decentralizing Trends: Empowering State Capitals, Consumers and the Capital Markets
    Even as uncertainties loom, the outlook for clean energy technologies and business models is bright. We can pin this optimism in the concrete: Three decentralizing trends are empowering state capitals, consumers, and the capital markets to lead the way on climate action — and, in turn, those trend…
    - 12 days ago 4 Jan 18, 7:24pm -
  • Of Venomous Toads and Precious Jewels — Farewell 2017!
    When Shakespeare’s Duke in As You Like It is deposed and forced into exile by his wicked brother, losing everything and living rough in the woods, he fears all is lost. But he soon sees unexpected blessings. So too do we in the year now ending.
    - 13 days ago 3 Jan 18, 8:19pm -
  • Top Seven Clean Energy Actions in 2017 — Ringing Out the Old Year and into 2018
    2017 was a whirlwind of energy market records, policies, and reports. And here’s my list of the big seven areas of note.
    - 13 days ago 3 Jan 18, 8:01pm -
  • New York to Procure 800 MW of Offshore Wind in Next Two Years
    As part of New York’s 2018 State of the State proposal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday said that New York will procure at least 800 MW of offshore wind power between two solicitations to be issued in 2018 and 2019.
    - 14 days ago 3 Jan 18, 1:49pm -
  • US Grid Needs to Go on a Diet to Get Leaner and Greener
    Many regions of the U.S. have overbuilt and retained too many power plants, which can be detrimental to their owners, consumers, clean alternatives like wind and solar power, and flexible resources like energy storage and demand response (compensating customers for being flexible with their ener…
    - 14 days ago 3 Jan 18, 1:13pm -
  • The Year Renewables Became Mainstream in Australia
    South Australia’s lithium-ion battery grabbed the headlines in 2017, first when Elon Musk announced he’d build the world’s largest battery in 100 days or it would be free, then again when he accomplished it, and yet again when the battery reacted to power surges in record time in December.
    - 14 days ago 2 Jan 18, 3:45pm -
  • Top 5 State Legislative Issues of 2017
    With another year behind us, it is time to take a look in the rearview mirror at the year that was for the advanced energy industry. Our annual review of the top state legislative issues tells a story of policy progress for a myriad of advanced energy technologies, along with some familiar struggles…
    - 14 days ago 2 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • Investors Keen to Support Mongolia’s Renewable Energy Goals
    The pace of Mongolian wind investment announcements is quickening. The country’s leaders are working to meet increasing demand for electricity, reduce heavy reliance on coal and improve energy security. It’s no surprise, therefore, that renewable energy solutions have become the focus of such ne…
    - 18 days ago 29 Dec 17, 3:44pm -
  • Trump Administration Reverses Obama-Era Policy on Accidental Bird Deaths
    The Trump administration, reversing an Obama-era policy, said it won’t prosecute oil drillers, wind-farm developers and others who accidentally kill migratory birds. 
    - 19 days ago 28 Dec 17, 3:51pm -
  • Juliana v US: For Children of All Ages — Part Two
    In part one of this article, I took a closer look at the oral arguments in the latest episode of Juliana v. United States, and identified two questions that were raised during the orals that bear further consideration.
    - 19 days ago 28 Dec 17, 2:50pm -
  • 2018 — The Year of the Digital Grid
    Nothing will stand out in 2018 as more important for the long-term success of renewables than the advancement of a digital grid architecture. Visibility at the grid edge; integration of sensors and data analytics for distributed generation; smart contracts for energy management; flexible demand; int…
    - 20 days ago 28 Dec 17, 1:08am -
  • Wind and Solar Curtailments Drop Almost 30 Percent in China’s Xinjiang Region
    The staggeringly high curtailment rates among wind power and PV systems across Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region witnessed a 29.3 percent drop over the first 11 months of 2017, down 10 percent from the same period of a year earlier as the region worked to overcome difficulties caused by the rapid gro…
    - 20 days ago 27 Dec 17, 3:43pm -
  • Four Renewable Energy Trends to Follow in 2018
    There are important trends to keep an eye on in 2018 where sustainable energy is concerned. Here are four trends to follow in the New Year.
    - 20 days ago 27 Dec 17, 2:47pm -
  • Juliana v US: For Children of All Ages — Part One
    Through the magic of YouTube TV, I was able to sit in on the oral arguments in the latest episode of Juliana v. United States. The lawsuit is being brought by 21 plaintiffs ranging in age from 10 to 21. It accuses the federal government of causing them harm by failing to protect them adequately fr…
    - 25 days ago 22 Dec 17, 7:33pm -
  • Workshops Aim to Train Architects, Engineers on Solar Basics
    While training opportunities abound for installers, a series of workshops in three southern U.S. cities aims to bring architects and other design professionals up to speed on solar.
    - 26 days ago 21 Dec 17, 4:30pm -
  • South Australian Government to Be Powered by Solar, Wind
    New electricity retailer SIMEC ZEN Energy has won the contract to supply the South Australian Government until at least 2020. Under the contract, SIMEC ZEN Energy will supply more than 80 percent of the government’s electricity needs in 2018. This will escalate to 100 percent in 2019 when it wil…
    - 26 days ago 21 Dec 17, 3:09pm -
  • Bids Are in for Massachusetts Offshore Wind Procurement; Storage Included
    Offshore wind power proposals were due today in response to a request for proposals (RFP) by three utilities in Massachusetts. Companies submitting their bids presented options that could help give their projects a boost in the selection process, including scalable transmission and energy storage…
    - 27 days ago 20 Dec 17, 7:07pm -
  • Global Wind Energy Insight: Work Harder, Be Smarter in 2018
    2017 has been yet another tumultuous year. Cratering prices for wind and solar. The South African stand-off at the OK corral continues. The Indian market drops through the floor as procurement schemes change. On the bright side, wind and solar are hailed by all and sundry as the inevitable technolog…
    - 27 days ago 20 Dec 17, 6:01pm -
  • Inside Renewable Energy — The Washington DC Outlook on Renewables in 2018
    In this episode, Joel Stronberg of the JBS Group discusses the top three big events that happened in Washington D.C. that affected the renewables industry in 2017, plus what critical issues we should be watching in 2018 and the actions industry members can take next year to stay informed and involv…
    - 28 days ago 19 Dec 17, 9:22pm -
  • 3 Things Companies Can Do in 2018 to Push Global Climate Action
    Companies stepped up on climate change in 2017. In 2018, they need to bring countries with them. It is fantastic that there are now more than 300 companies committed to set science-based targets to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 
    - 28 days ago 19 Dec 17, 6:20pm -
  • Tax Equity Market in Potential Peril from Final Tax Reform Bill
    As lawmakers prepare to vote on the final version of the much-anticipated U.S. tax reform bill that was released last week, the renewable energy industry is counting its wins, while wondering what the long-term effect of the bill on the industry will be.
    - 29 days ago 18 Dec 17, 8:25pm -
  • Wind in Europe — How Does It Blow?
    Europe maintains a healthy market but is looking forward to fresh energy and climate ambitions to add certainty over what the post-2020 landscape will mean for new wind power.
    - 29 days ago 18 Dec 17, 5:58pm -
  • Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Power Possible in Dutch Auction
    Subsidy-free renewables could appear in a second country after an auction this week in the Netherlands, which is seeking about $2.7 billion to develop a giant offshore wind farm.
    - 32 days ago 15 Dec 17, 6:33pm -
  • Can Puerto Rico Really Depend on Microgrids and Renewables for Power?
    As Puerto Rico sets out to rebuild its electric system knocked out by Hurricane Maria in September, can it become a model for renewable energy? Scores of government agencies, think tanks and energy experts are mulling that question, as much of the U.S. Caribbean territory still lacks electricity.
    - 32 days ago 15 Dec 17, 3:49pm -
  • Brazil to Dominate Latin America’s Wind Power Market in 2018
    Latin American wind has grown swiftly in recent years to almost 20 GW by August 2017, with 80 percent of installed capacity in Brazil and Mexico.
    - 32 days ago 15 Dec 17, 3:40pm -
  • A Revealing Look at Wind's Big Markets and Emerging Challenges
    On the global stage, China is the leading market for wind energy. With wind capacity of 168.7 GW at the end of 2016, it held a market share in new deployments of over 42 percent. China’s commitment to renewables, with a focus on wind, doesn’t show signs of ebbing: aiming for 20 percent of its e…
    - 33 days ago 14 Dec 17, 4:25pm -
  • World Bank Puts Fossil Fuels On Notice
    The World Bank Group (WBG) yesterday during the One Planet Summit in Paris said that, as of 2019, it will no longer finance exploration for and production of oil and gas.
    - 34 days ago 13 Dec 17, 7:18pm -
  • Brazil's Largest Wind Company Has Big Plans to Dominate Solar
    Brazil’s biggest wind company has set its sights on dominating the country’s nascent solar market. CPFL Energias Renovaveis SA has 1 MW of solar power in operation now, a pilot project in Sao Paulo State, but has plans to build another 450 MW. 
    - 34 days ago 13 Dec 17, 5:44pm -
  • DOE Announces New R&D Effort for Offshore Wind
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry on Dec. 12 announced a significant new DOE commitment to advance offshore wind energy.
    - 34 days ago 13 Dec 17, 4:54pm -
  • California Storage Providers Help Balance Renewables on Japan's Grid
    Two California energy storage providers say they are deploying networks of systems in Japan to help the country use more renewable energy. Stem Inc., a California firm that provides energy storage solutions, said it’s deploying a network of systems with Mitsui & Co. Ltd., marking its first foray…
    - 35 days ago 13 Dec 17, 6:33am -
  • Multi-Billion Dollar Plan to Re-Power Puerto Rico Includes DERs, Renewables
    If Hurricane Sandy, during which millions of New Yorkers lost power and damage to the electric grid was substantial, was the spark that ignited New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision, aka REV” then perhaps Hurricane Maria will be the spark that ignites a new energy vision for Puerto Rico.
    - 35 days ago 12 Dec 17, 7:18pm -
  • CHP No Longer Perceived Negatively by Utilities
    Attitudes to combined heat and power technology have transformed, according to speakers at the world’s largest electric power conference.
    - 36 days ago 11 Dec 17, 7:25pm -
  • The View from Washington On Energy Regulations
    And interview with Emily Fisher, Vice President, Law, and Corporate Secretary at Edison Electric Institute about the view from Washington following a Thursday, December 7 Plenary discussion at POWER-GEN International. Fisher describes the two different avenues that President Trump is pursuing regar…
    - 36 days ago 11 Dec 17, 5:39pm -
  • 3@3 on Solar PV: POWER-GEN, Energy Imbalance Market, Solar Trade Case
    Today's topics include highlights from POWER-GEN, the largest show for the power generation industry, the energy imbalance market, Azeb Asnake, the solar trade case and more. 
    - 36 days ago 11 Dec 17, 5:21pm -
  • GE's 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy
    After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric Co. is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels. 
    - 36 days ago 11 Dec 17, 4:39pm -
  • Trump Will Have to Wait Another Month for a Plan to Rescue Coal
    The Trump administration, which was looking to have a plan in place this week to bail out America’s coal country, will instead have to wait until the new year.Kevin McIntyre, sworn in Thursday as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, asked for a 30-day extension to act on a sweepi…
    - 36 days ago 11 Dec 17, 4:22pm -
  • Are Utilities Getting Greener? Merger Proceedings Would Indicate Yes
    There has been a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the utility sector over the past several years. These transactions generally require public service commissions (PSC) approval in the states in which one or both of the parties have operations, and the PSCs are typically charged wit…
    - 39 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:15pm -
  • Letter from the Editor: Why the Energy Imbalance Market is a Billion Dollar Opportunity
    Electric grids are mighty complicated. Of course, if you’re in the industry, you don’t need me to tell you that. When we created these huge networks of wires to pass electricity from generator to user, we simultaneously needed to track where the energy originated and where it went so we could fi…
    - 39 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:13pm -
  • How Vibration Monitoring Can Eliminate Downtime in Wind Farm O&M
    Wind turbine operators are under tremendous pressure to minimize maintenance costs and maximize turbine availability in order to protect profits. A vibration monitoring strategy can help engineers can establish a robust preventative maintenance regime and boost reliability. 
    - 39 days ago 8 Dec 17, 3:38pm -
  • How Drones Will Transform Wind Turbine Inspections
    The services that drone companies can provide to wind farm owners/operators will lead to faster, cheaper and more efficient operations and maintenance solutions, which will completely transform the O&M business.
    - 40 days ago 7 Dec 17, 10:18pm -
  • POWER-GEN 2017 Keynote – Convergence and Collaboration
    Though the power industry continues to endure rapid change in technology, demand and regulation, the five keynote speakers at POWER-GEN International 2017 focused on making the most of a changing market through convergence and collaboration.
    - 40 days ago 7 Dec 17, 9:05pm -
  • Variety of Opportunities for Next-Gen Energy Workforce Focus of Women in Power Luncheon
    About 50 people gathered on Dec. 5 at the Women in Power luncheon during POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas to hear the Woman of the Year and other finalists discuss their roles in affecting change in the energy industry, and the variety of opportunities in energy for the next generation of leader…
    - 40 days ago 7 Dec 17, 8:56pm -
  • Corporates #RocktheGrid by Driving Up Renewable Energy Demand
    Speakers in a session on utility-scale renewable power during POWERGEN 2017 presented evidence that corporate buyers are driving an unprecedented demand for renewable energy today and will continue to do so into the future.In #RocktheGrid - New Market Demand for Renewables, Lily Donge of the Rocky…
    - 41 days ago 6 Dec 17, 6:09pm -
  • What Is the Best Way to Empower a Cleaner Grid?
    Energy market participants in some regions of the world are facing the challenge of renewables integration head-on, creating a slow, but steady, campaign to redesign their markets and form more regionalized power grids. Europe has a goal of breaking down the regional barriers that keep energy from m…
    - 42 days ago 5 Dec 17, 11:04pm -
  • Azeb Asnake Is the 2017 POWER-GEN Woman of the Year
    In recognition of her great work advancing power generation in Ethiopia, on Tuesday, December 5 at POWER-GEN International, Azeb Asnake, CEO of Ethiopia Electric Power, was named the 2017 Power Generation Woman of the Year. 
    - 42 days ago 5 Dec 17, 7:30pm -
Energy Saving Tips

Saving Energy

  • Cost Savings with Energy Efficiency
    If there’s one thing guaranteed to motivate us to be energy efficient, it’s seeing our bills getting smaller – so what are the real savings we can expect to make?...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 61 days ago 16 Nov 17, 10:37pm -
  • Eco Friendly Insulation Materials
    Everyone knows how important it is to have good insulation if you want to save energy; today’s eco friendly materials mean you can – without costing the earth!...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 61 days ago 16 Nov 17, 10:37pm -
  • Five 'Must-Have' Devices Guaranteed to Help Save Energy
    We all like a good gadget - and here are five of the best that are guaranteed to help just about everyone save energy....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 61 days ago 16 Nov 17, 10:37pm -
  • Five Steps to a Low Energy Christmas
    Having a low energy Christmas calls for careful preparation; here’s our five step plan to help you have a great time, without sending the meter spinning like a top....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 61 days ago 16 Nov 17, 10:37pm -
  • General Energy Saving Tips
    Energy saving is something everyone can do, but when whole communities get involved, the benefits can be enormous; with the right approach there are plenty of savings…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 61 days ago 16 Nov 17, 10:37pm -
  • Insulating Water Pipes and Tanks
    There are few quicker or simpler steps you can take to start saving energy than insulating your tanks and water pipes – and the pay-back is surprisingly quick....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 61 days ago 16 Nov 17, 10:37pm -
  • Low Carbon Buildings Programme
    Going carbon neutral certainly doesn’t come cheap, but through the Low Carbon Buildings Programme, householders can apply for a grant to cover a big part of the costs…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 61 days ago 16 Nov 17, 10:37pm -
  • Saving Energy in the Garden
    There’s nowhere near the scope to cut energy usage in the garden as there is in the rest of the home, but there are still ways to make some savings....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 61 days ago 16 Nov 17, 10:37pm -
  • Understanding Energy Rating Labels
    Energy rating labels give you vital information about a product’s performance and efficiency; if you understand the label, making the right choice could hardly be…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 61 days ago 16 Nov 17, 10:37pm -

Energy Audits

Getting started

Self Help Ideas

  • Community Transport Sharing Projects
    Transport accounts for a significant proportion of everyone’s energy use and carbon footprint; community transport sharing offers a way to address these problems and…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Identifying Where You Can Save Energy
    Saving energy all comes down to improving our energy awareness, identifying how we use it, where we waste it and seeing how we can reduce both....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Involve Local Schools in Energy Projects
    School children are natural advocates for energy projects, so involving local schools in community initiatives can prove very rewarding for all concerned....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Set Up a Community Swap Shop
    A community swap shop can offer the ideal solution to the problem of items that cannot be recycled conventionally, but are just too good to throw away....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Work With Local Shops to Conserve Energy
    Local shops are the lifeblood of many a community and working with them can provide a number of ways to promote the benefits of saving energy....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Work With Other Community Groups
    Working with other community groups is a good way to extend the influence of your local energy scheme and can bring worthwhile benefits on all sides....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
The Simple things

Energy Tips

  • Five Small Energy Changes That Bring Big Results
    Want to save energy? Here are five small and easy to do steps that cost little or nothing to get you off to a good start....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Five Ways to Save Energy in the Kitchen
    Five low-cost and little known tips to add into your overall energy strategy which should help you make a few easy savings while you cook....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Top Tips for a Smaller Carbon Footprint
    We all know about saving energy and reducing our carbon footprint but what can we do - simply and without having to spend a fortune - that will make a difference?...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Top Tips for Lower Impact Transport
    Transport accounts for a third of all the energy used in the UK, so trying to reduce our own contribution to that total has got to be a good idea....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
Working as a Community

Self Help Ideas (2)

  • Community Transport Sharing Projects
    Transport accounts for a significant proportion of everyone’s energy use and carbon footprint; community transport sharing offers a way to address these problems and…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Identifying Where You Can Save Energy
    Saving energy all comes down to improving our energy awareness, identifying how we use it, where we waste it and seeing how we can reduce both....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Involve Local Schools in Energy Projects
    School children are natural advocates for energy projects, so involving local schools in community initiatives can prove very rewarding for all concerned....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Set Up a Community Swap Shop
    A community swap shop can offer the ideal solution to the problem of items that cannot be recycled conventionally, but are just too good to throw away....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Work With Local Shops to Conserve Energy
    Local shops are the lifeblood of many a community and working with them can provide a number of ways to promote the benefits of saving energy....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Work With Other Community Groups
    Working with other community groups is a good way to extend the influence of your local energy scheme and can bring worthwhile benefits on all sides....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -

Retrofit for Energy Efficiency

Interesting Advice

Community Projects

  • Appoint Local Energy Champions
    Local energy champions can play an invaluable role in promoting energy saving within the community; who makes an energy champion, what’s involved in the role and what…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Balancing The Community Carbon Footprint
    When it comes to balancing a community’s carbon footprint, energy efficiency can hold the key and it goes far beyond simply changing light bulbs and replacing old…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Community Benefits of Energy Efficiency
    Energy efficiency brings a wide range of benefits to a community, although the biggest gains are not necessarily the most obvious ones....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Community Energy Networks
    Being part of a community energy network can bring a range of benefits; there’s nothing like some mutual support, especially if your project is fairly small or…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Energy Efficiency at Community Events
    Community events are a golden opportunity to raise the profile of energy efficiency; with a bit of thought, getting the message across can be simple, informative and fun....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Energy Efficient Community Gardens
    Community gardens are a valuable resource for everyone; by incorporating energy efficient technologies they can also become an ideal practical showcase for a range of…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Host an Energy Fair
    Organising an energy fair is a great way to get your message across; although it’s fairly time consuming to do, the benefits can definitely make it worthwhile....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Keeping a Community Energy Diary
    An energy diary is a simple but effective way of recording community achievements and can be the perfect starter project to help any new group get off the ground....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Make Community Venues Energy Efficient
    Community buildings make valuable showcases of what can be achieved with energy efficiency and can often inspire people to try something similar in their own homes....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Set Up a Local Energy Forum
    Setting up a local energy forum is easier than you might think – but the key to establishing a really successful one is getting the balance of people right....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
Interesting little nuggets

Facts & Trivia

  • Composting: What You Might Not Know
    There’s nothing new about making compost, but for a successful community composting scheme, knowing some of the less well known ‘tricks of the trade’ can only help....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Fascinating Solar Facts
    Solar power has a surprisingly long history; here’s a very quick peek into some of the fascinating facts from its past, present and future....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • How Hydro Electric Power Works
    Water power in one form or another has been helping to meet Britain's energy needs for centuries. The idea's a familiar one, but how does today’s version - hydro…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Interesting Information About Biomass Fuels
    With interest in biomass fuels growing, it’s worth looking at their particular benefits and how they compare with other energy sources to see why they have so much to…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • The Energy Cost of Christmas
    There are many elements which contribute to the overall energy cost of Christmas, and not all of them are as obvious as the additional cooking to be done....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • The Facts About Light Bulbs
    We all know that we ought to be replacing our conventional light bulbs with low energy ones, but it makes a lot more sense when you know why!...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • The Real Cost of Food
    We all know about food - or do we? The truth is that most of us haven’t a clue about the real cost of what we put on our plates....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Understand Fossil Fuels
    Understanding why fossil fuels are cast as the villains of the environmental piece calls for a journey 300 million years into the past - and a quick bit of simple…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Understanding Embedded Energy
    The embedded energy idea is a simple one, and can be a helpful way to compare different materials, but it calls for a little understanding of what it’s all about....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Understanding Fuel Cells
    Fuel cells have a bit of a high-tech reputation, but they’re not quite as modern an idea as you might image and understanding them is easier than you’d think....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • What You Didn't Know About Batteries
    Almost all off-grid electrical systems use lead acid batteries - but these essential components are often overlooked; knowing more about them can help you understand…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • What You Might Not Know About Energy and Poo!
    Sewage, manure, dung - probably not the first thing you think of when you hear the word 'energy', but as disturbing as it may sound, poo is power!...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
More Worthy Advice

Getting Organised

  • Appoint Local Energy Champions
    Local energy champions can play an invaluable role in promoting energy saving within the community; who makes an energy champion, what’s involved in the role and what…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Balancing The Community Carbon Footprint
    When it comes to balancing a community’s carbon footprint, energy efficiency can hold the key and it goes far beyond simply changing light bulbs and replacing old…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Community Benefits of Energy Efficiency
    Energy efficiency brings a wide range of benefits to a community, although the biggest gains are not necessarily the most obvious ones....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Community Energy Networks
    Being part of a community energy network can bring a range of benefits; there’s nothing like some mutual support, especially if your project is fairly small or…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Energy Efficiency at Community Events
    Community events are a golden opportunity to raise the profile of energy efficiency; with a bit of thought, getting the message across can be simple, informative and fun....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Energy Efficient Community Gardens
    Community gardens are a valuable resource for everyone; by incorporating energy efficient technologies they can also become an ideal practical showcase for a range of…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 6 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:14am -
  • Host an Energy Fair
    Organising an energy fair is a great way to get your message across; although it’s fairly time consuming to do, the benefits can definitely make it worthwhile....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Keeping a Community Energy Diary
    An energy diary is a simple but effective way of recording community achievements and can be the perfect starter project to help any new group get off the ground....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Make Community Venues Energy Efficient
    Community buildings make valuable showcases of what can be achieved with energy efficiency and can often inspire people to try something similar in their own homes....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Set Up a Local Energy Forum
    Setting up a local energy forum is easier than you might think – but the key to establishing a really successful one is getting the balance of people right....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Car Sharing Schemes
    The co-operative nature of car sharing makes it an ideal first project for a community to tackle as a group and getting started could hardly be easier....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Carbon Footprint FAQ
    Saving energy and reducing our carbon footprint really are two sides of the same coin; what can we do to make sure we try to achieve both?...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Finding an Installer FAQ
    With so much interest in renewable energy and microgeneration, how do you find an installer and ensure that you’re not about to hire the biggest cowboy under the sun?...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Grants and Funding FAQ
    What grants are there to help fund energy saving projects, what kind of projects will they fund and how do you go about finding out what’s available in your area?...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Green Energy in the Greenhouse
    How one couple brought green energy into their off-grid greenhouse, and successfully overcame the challenges posed by a lack of mains services to their garden....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Insulation Facts & Trivia
    If you're bored to death with all the usual stuff about insulation, then this collection of odd facts, quick snippets and useful trivia is definitely for you!...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Insulation FAQ
    Where do the main heat losses come from in a house - and how can we reduce them? Using insulation to save energy, cut bills and slash your carbon footprint....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Low Energy Appliance FAQ
    Why are low energy appliances important, how can you be sure you buy the best and what sort of savings will they really bring?...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Reducing Fuel Bills FAQ
    We’d all like to cut our fuel bills, but are energy efficient appliances really worthwhile, how much will insulation save us and aren’t there any cheaper ways to get…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Simple Energy Saving FAQ
    There are lots of simple, low cost ways to help you begin saving energy; making a few small changes can really get you off to a good start....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Solar Energy Facts & Trivia
    There's a lot more to solar energy than simply heating your water as this collection of fascinating fast facts and Sun-related trivia makes clear....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Solar Energy FAQ
    How do you know if your home is suitable for solar energy, what about planning, how much will it cost and how big an energy saving can it really make?...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • The Facts About Wind Power
    Wind power often divides opinion, especially when it comes to discussing building new wind farms; we present a few of the pros and cons and invite you to decide....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Wind Energy FAQ
    Is my home suitable for wind energy, what about planning, how much will a turbine cost, is it noisy and how much energy can it really generate?...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Wood Burning and Environmental Impact: Facts
    Utilising any energy source - however essentially renewable it may be - inevitably has some kind of environmental impact and wood burning is no exception....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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  • Wood-burning FAQ
    Is wood burning suitable for my home, how much will it cost to install and run, what sort of fuel do I need, and will it really save me money?...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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    Case Studies

    • newA Community Fuelled by Wastewater Gas: Case Study
      Two hundred households in Oxfordshire have recently become the first community in Britain to get a new form of renewable gas – made from their own sewage....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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    • newBritain's First Biofuel Buses: Case Study
      Britain's first - and very successful - biofuel bus initiative has fired the imagination of the travelling public in Kilmarnock and now the idea seems to be spreading…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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    • newBuilding a Solar Shed: Case Study
      How one man's search for the perfect solar light for his shed snowballed into a community project when the local allotment holders saw the potential that could be…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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    • newCutting Bills With an Energy Audit: Case Study
      How an energy audit and the credit crunch helped one disappointed would-be seller come to terms with staying put and slashing her energy bills....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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    • newGoing Solar on a Budget: A Case Study
      Installing conventional solar systems can be expensive; how one man harnessed the sun’s energy for under £25 - and mostly using recycled materials into the bargain!...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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    • newGreen Energy in Nayland: Case Study
      How one man's inspiration led to a project to install the UK’s first community funded solar PV array - currently the biggest of its kind on any British primary school....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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    • newI Saved Energy With Gadgets & Gizmos: A Case Study
      Energy saving gadgets can be great fun, and as one student discovered, they’re addictive too; how a self-confessed 'gizmo girl' got started collecting her low energy…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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    • newTurning Homes Into Mini Power Stations: Case Study
      Conventional solar generation can be expensive; now a new £20 million project aims to turn homes, schools and other buildings into affordable, self-generating power…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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    • newWhitehills Community Wind Power: A Case Study
      Poised on Scotland’s north east coast, this commercial wind farm generates 14MW of clean electricity and provides some real benefits to the local community that hosts it....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
      - 1 min ago 17 Jan 18, 2:38am -

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