BHESCo will be setting up an Energy Desk at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton on Saturday 17th January.
We will be giving expert advice about reducing energy costs, including cost effective ways to keep your home warm, checking whether you are on the right tarrif, and what support you can expect from your supplier.
Bring along your fuel bills so we can check them and see if you are paying a fair amount, and if not we will suggest ways to put this right.
Alongside our energy desk, in the next room, will be the Repair Cafe. If you have something that needs repairing, such as clothing, equipment or bicycles, and you are thinking of throwing it away, bring it along and get help and advice about giving it a new lease of life.
BHESCo’s Energy Desk will run from 10am – 2pm. The Repair Cafe runs from 11.00 am – 1.00pm
Last week The Argus reported on the rise of community energy groups in Sussex; there are not over 6,000 community energy groups across the UK. The Sussex groups, which have come together in an umbrella group called Community Energy South, are working to reduce the number of people in fuel poverty and develop renewable energy projects, across the region.
Community Energy South led a series of free events, Powering Our Communities, in September 2014 which provided information for community groups, parishes, local authorities, individuals and businesses on developing low carbon, energy efficient communities. Ovesco and BHESCo were both present to give advice and information to visitors as well as rallying support and encouraging new communities to get involved in the community energy movement.
Three schools were also present, Ringmer Community College, The Priory School and Chailey School, who each received £250 and were asked to come up and present their ideas on how they could use the funding to become even more environmentally friendly. This exercise was carried out in order to give children the opportunity to think about energy challenges.
To view the agenda for the event click here.
Kayla will be discussing the topic of community fuel tariffs and the benefits of these in the region.
This event has been organised to showcase local community energy initiatives, encouraging new groups to take up community energy, scaling up our low carbon future and making local green growth jobs.
This free event is part of a series of events focussed on providing information for community groups, parishes, local authorities, individuals and businesses who want to know more about developing a low carbon, energy efficient community and learn from communities who are doing just that. Existing groups will showcase the growth of community energy and debate the future growth of the industry in our region.
These half day conferences will provide opportunities to meet local energy champions. Lunch will be provided. To confirm your attendance, please register here.
Communities are now playing an important part in the big energy debate and the government is listening. In response to this Community Energy South will be hosting four events across the region between the 19th and 29th of September.
The events will showcase local community energy initiatives, setting out to encourage new groups to take up community energy, scaling up of our low carbon future and the creation of local, green-growth jobs.
Community Energy is now, more than ever, featuring in community agendas across the country. Today there are 6000 community energy groups in the UK looking closely at their local energy use. In doing so, they are making bold steps to generate locally owned energy, alongside helping their communities to use their power and heat more efficiently. These communities are both empowering themselves and making significant cost savings.
The ‘Powering our Communities’ events are free and are focused upon providing information for community groups, parishes, local authorities, individuals and businesses who are seeking information on developing a low carbon, energy efficient community. They provide an opportunity for everyone to learn from communities who are already active in doing just that. Existing groups will showcase the growth of community energy and debate the future growth of the industry in our region.
These half-day conferences will provide opportunities to meet local energy champions.
For further information, including booking information, visit www.communityenergysouth.org.uk/events
12 Sep 2014
The Community Energy Fortnight is an opportunity to explore and celebrate how communities across the UK are generating, owning and saving energy. Doors will be opened to projects up and down the country – from seeing inside a wind turbine to building your own solar panel – giving you a chance to see local renewables projects up-close and meet the people who are directly benefitting from them.
BHESCo will be running a Pop Up Energy Shop in Hove as part of the fortnight.Find out more about our Pop Up Energy Shop.
Visit the Community Energy Fortnight website to find out about other events across the country.