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East Coast Hydrogen

Transitioning the East Midlands Gas Network to hydrogen.

Ashfield
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Trent Basin Community Energy

Demonstrating a subsidy-free business model for integrating renewables in new housing developments.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Sixmilewater Leisure Centre Solar Panels

Installing a solar panel array at Sixmilewater Leisure Centre.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Notts Green Rewards

Helping Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City residents take action to reduce their carbon footprint.

Ashfield
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

Derbyshire Dales Retrofit

Demonstrating an innovative, local approach to retrofit in hard-to-treat housing stock.

Derbyshire Dales
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

People Powered Retrofit

Scaling up the number of home retrofits being carried out and supporting others in doing the same.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Think big locally

Why Energy?

Reducing the carbon intensity of electricity generation is vital, as our energy supply contributes around one-quarter of the total annual carbon emissions in the UK. Decentralisation of renewables is an unstoppable force – local energy generation improves security of supply, is increasingly cost-effective and is far less polluting. We are part of a virtuous cycle: empowerment leads to more people switching to renewable energy supplies, that accelerates greater decentralisation of power generation, that results in more empowerment locally.

All renewable energy initiatives

East Coast Hydrogen

Transitioning the East Midlands Gas Network to hydrogen.

Ashfield
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Trent Basin Community Energy

Demonstrating a subsidy-free business model for integrating renewables in new housing developments.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Sixmilewater Leisure Centre Solar Panels

Installing a solar panel array at Sixmilewater Leisure Centre.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Notts Green Rewards

Helping Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City residents take action to reduce their carbon footprint.

Ashfield
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

Derbyshire Dales Retrofit

Demonstrating an innovative, local approach to retrofit in hard-to-treat housing stock.

Derbyshire Dales
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

People Powered Retrofit

Scaling up the number of home retrofits being carried out and supporting others in doing the same.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Osney Lock Hydro

Generating green electricity and a sustainable income to support community-led action.

Oxford
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Suffolk Carbon Charter

Creating and delivering a sustainable business accreditation scheme.

Babergh
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

SmartCarbon Calculator

Measuring and reducing the carbon footprint of Newcastle hospitals.

Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy

Belper Clusters EV Charging

Demonstrating the feasibility of an electric vehicle infrastructure in a conservation area.

Amber Valley
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Transport

Chelveston Renewable Energy & Innovation Park

Developing an innovation park powered by 100% renewable energy.

East Northamptonshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Carbon Abatement Pathways

Modelling pathways to carbon negative for York and North Yorkshire.

Craven
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Transport
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