Tag Archives: Environmental Issues

Creating a million climate change jobs

A new campaign has started where climate activists, and several national trade unions, are launching a campaign to make the government create one million green climate jobs. A moving Jobs Caravan is being put on the road touring the UK … Continue reading

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Spring Greens Fair, Staunton-on-Arrow

This will be the festival’s first year at Court of Noke – courtesy of and thanks to our hosts, Edward & Emma Bulmer and family. The event is being organised by a collective of family and friends working as a … Continue reading

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Abergavenny Super Home Opens Its Doors

On Saturday 17th March 2012 John Cranna will open the doors of his end terrace house in Lower Monk Street in Abergavenny for tours and questions on how he made his 1900′s house one of the most energy efficient in … Continue reading

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£ for Communities

In September 2011 Local United launch its Ethical Energy Supplier Switching Scheme and has seen great interest from community groups across the country. Local United teamed up with a number of leading ethical energy suppliers including Good Energy, Cooperative Energy, … Continue reading

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Community Generation Fund

The Community Generation Fund has been set up to provide support for these community-led projects. Managed by The FSE Group, with NEF as lead partner, the fund addresses critical barriers to community-led project development by providing support at both pre-planning … Continue reading

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Last Wednedsay

Did you notice that last Wednesday, the 22nd of February, the sun shined a little bit more than normal? May be not, but last Wednesday the UK reached 1GW of installed solar capacity. Some industry commentators had suggested that it … Continue reading

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Llangattock & Cwmdu energy groups turn over a new LEAF

Two sustainable energy groups in the Brecon Beacons National Park have been awarded a total of £123,500 for community projects through the Government’s £10m Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF). Llangattock Green Valleys Community Interest Company (LGV) and Cwmdu Sustainable Energy … Continue reading

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The Osbaston Archimedean Turbine

[posted by Peter W] On Sunday September 12th, three of us set off for Monmouth in our 100% biodiesel car Mr Chips to see the 150kW twin Archimedean Screw turbine on the river Monnow. There are videos of this type … Continue reading

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£30 million announced for community green schemes and public sector energy efficiency

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has today announced funding of £10 million for local community energy projects, and a £20 million boost to the existing public sector energy efficiency loan scheme. Chris Huhne said: “This is great news for the public … Continue reading

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Improving your home: A Climate Change Guide

The Welsh Assembly has produced a Climate Change Guide suggests projects and 20 measures that you can do to make these improvements help tackle climate change – from converting your loft to changing the lights. Whatever your DIY skills, budget … Continue reading

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