LCSB News and Events
Moore on Carbon: Space Heating
As workplace energy managers plan for the colder winter weather, Dave considers how we heat spaces and takes a look at degree days as a way to help us manage our energy use. To take a look - click here.
Renew Wales Conference and Awards Ceremony
Two projects set up by LCSB members have been nominated for awards at this year's Renew Wales Conference taking place in the Senedd on Thursday 12th October. This annual celebration of community action on climate change features some great speakers and includes an awards ceremony with both Awel Co-op and the SCEES project as finalists. For more details and to book free places - click here.
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 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 Together
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.
First Community Solar Farm in Wales Captured in Short Video
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
Costing the Earth on Battery Powered Britain
The popular Radio 4 environment programme takes a look at the battery revolution changing the way we use energy. To listen to the podcast – click here.
Free Low Carbon Britain Conference Places
Funded (free) delegate places are available for this year’s Low Carbon Britain event being held on Wednesday 8th November in London’s prestigious One Great George Street venue. For more details – click here.
Just Four Years of 1.5C Carbon Budget
Carbon Brief have assessed that with the current rate of carbon emissions the target of limiting temperature rise to just 1.5C could be a lost cause within four years. To read the Carbon Brief article – click here.
Solar Power for Social Tenants Announced
The UK government has brought in a Dutch company to fit solar panels to 800,000 low-income homes across England and Wales over the next five years. To read the BBC article on the scheme – click here.
Zero Carbon Britain Report Published
The Centre for Alternative Energy has published a plan to reach zero carbon in the UK outlining what now needs to be done, particularly with food, transport, buildings and energy. To download the report and find out more – click here.
Smarter Community Energy Innovation
An afternoon event in Cardiff on Wednesday 18th October will examine the rapid transition to a smart, decentralised and flexible energy system. To find out more – click here.
Low Carbon Cities Conference Announced
The Carbon Trust's next annual public sector conference will take place on Thursday 22nd February in central London with high level keynote speakers and interactive workshops covering a wide range of topics. Booking is free to public sector delegates. For more details – 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.
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.
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