LCSB News and Events
CRPlus Workshops for LCSB Members
Two workshops with energy experts CRPlus have been arranged for October, exclusively for LCSB members. For more details - click here.
Swansea Cabinet Member Explains Switch to Electric Vehicles
Cllr Andrea Lewis, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Housing, Energy & Building Services, features in a short video explaining why she bought an electric car and is also promoting an increase in the council's EV fleet. To watch the video - click here.
Swansea EV Group Set to Meet
The next meeting of the Swansea EV Group will take place on Wednesday 4th October (10:00–12:00) in Swansea University’s Singleton Campus. It will provide an opportunity for all partners to give updates, share news and discuss how they can work together to improve EV infrastructure and uptake in the Swansea Bay region. For more information or to join the group, email the LCSB Coordinator - click here.
Tata to Host Next LCSB Event
The next LCSB network training event takes place on Tuesday 5th December at Tata's Port Talbot site. The morning event will include presentations on Tata's low carbon activities and the Flexis project. More details will follow soon. (The event planned for September with Welsh Water has been delayed to January).
Getting Your ACTS Straight
Several LCSB members have asked about the implications of the Environment (Wales) Act and the Well-being of Future Generations Act on their organisations' activities. Download some simple guides and summaries for these acts and their most relevant aspects - click here.
Short Film Introduces First Community Solar Farm in Wales
LCSB member, Gower Power, have launched a community share offer for their latest project - the first community owned solar farm in Wales. To coincide with Community Energy Fortnight, they have published a short about the project - click here.
Other News and Events
Video Shows Century of Warming in 35 Seconds
A new short video uses NASA data to impressively illustrate how temperature has changed in every country in the world over the past century. To view the video – click here.
UK’s First Multi-brand EV Showroom
The new EV Experience Centre (EVEC) in Milton Keynes will provide information, advice and test drives and is part of MK's Go Ultra Low City scheme. To read more – click here.
Welsh Government Targets Carbon Neutrality
The public sector in Wales has been challenged to become carbon neutral by 2030. To read more – click here.
Pobl Housing Designs Hit Headlines
Plans for new social housing in Neath which includes innovative technologies developed by the SPECIFIC project have captured the interest of national news outlets. To read a BBC story on the scheme - click here.
£150 Million Warm Homes Fund Announced
The National Grid will provide funding over the next three years to help make homes warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. To read the NEA article on the fund – click here.
Chargemaster to Go 100% Renewable
The UK's largest EV charging network is set to switch to energy from renewable sources. For more – click here.
Wind Power Can Help Meet Peak Demand
A new study shows how wind generated energy can make an important contribution to electricity supply during periods of peak demand. To read Carbon Brief article – click here.
Energy Efficiency Toolkit for SMEs
The Carbon Trust has teamed up with Scottish Power to launch a new online resource aimed at helping small businesses in the UK to improve their energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. For more information – click here.
Welsh Water Launches 'Have Your Say' Campaign
Wales' not-for-profit water company is inviting views on how it should tackle environmental issues and improve how it works for customers. To read a BBC article – click here.
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