LCSB News and Events
LCSB Event Gets Huge Thumbs Up
The first LCSB training and network event of the 2017/18 programme, which focused on sustainable waste and resource management, received fantastic feedback from those attending. Evaluation form scores averaged 4.8 out of 5 and attendee comments included: "Fantastic session and opportunities to learn from others"; "Great event - well worth attending. Very informative and interesting to hear what others are doing." Presentations from the event will be available shortly in the LCSB Members Area - click here.
Gower Power Launch First Community Solar Farm
LCSB member, Gower Power, have launched a community share offer for their latest project - the first community owned solar farm in Wales. For more about Gower Regeneration power and the solar farm project - click here.
Chance to See Inside Wind Turbine
Community Energy Fortnight starts on 24th June. To celebrate this, LCSB member Awel are opening up one of their community turbines for people to see inside. So if you fancy taking a closer look, go along on Tuesday 4th July (4-8pm) and enjoy a wind-powered tea and coffee, welshcakes and a friendly chat. For more info and to reserve a place, email email@example.com.
Other News and Events
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.
Global Warming Warning for Coffee's Birthplace
One potential impact of climate change is that coffee production in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, could be halved in the next twenty years. To read more – click here.
Smart Energy Future Research Published
A new report from Smart Energy GB's examines how smart technology is energising rural community energy projects across the UK. To download the report – click here.
IWA Gets Smart About Energy in Wales
The Institute of Welsh Affairs has organised an interactive session on a Smart Energy Future for Wales on Wednesday 12th July (9.30am-12.30pm) in Cardiff. It is a free event but places are limited so booking is essential. For more information and to book – click here.
Summer Training Opportunity
NEA brings its most popular City & Guilds training to South Wales on 18-20 July. The three-day course leads to a Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness and is aimed at frontline workers that provide energy advice to low-income households. To read more – click here.
Community Energy Fund Returns
The M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is back with £300,000 to support renewable energy projects and technologies across the UK. To find out more – click here.
EC1 ECO Connect Wales
A one-day conference focused on raising the quality and quantity of sustainable house building and retrofit in Wales takes place at Swansea University's Bay Campus on Thursday 29th June. For more information and booking details – click here.
Energy Impact Award Scheme Launched
A top prize of £10,000 is on offer from this year's awards, run by NEA and British Gas, which seek to recognise innovation and best practice in projects that focus on energy and tackling fuel poverty. For more details – click here.
LOW CARBON SWANSEA BAY MEMBERS
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