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Cheltenham Green Doors 20th and 21st September – all welcome

Cheltenham Green Doors are holding their 4th open homes and the gardens annual event on 20th and 21st September 2014. Homes across Cheltenham and the surrounding area will be opening their doors over the weekend, to enable you to see how they are investing in and employing sustainable energies and ways of living. Cheltenham Green […]

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GRC saves £1500 in first year of solar panels

The Gloucestershire Resource Centre (GRC) has saved over £1,500 in the last year on its electricity bills. In December 2011 186 solar photovoltaic panels were installed on the roof of the City Works building in Alfred Street, Gloucester, which is owned by the GRC. The installation was organised by the Gloucestershire Community Energy Co-operative. The […]

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Be inspired with Cheltenham Green Doors – 22nd & 23rd June

Would you like inspiration on how to green your home? Cheltenham Connect, Vision 21 for Gloucestershire and Transition Towns Cheltenham have come together as Cheltenham Green Doors to organise a third open homes event. Fifteen homes, gardens and community properties across Cheltenham will be opened to the public over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd […]

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Ecodynamic Community Benefit Society

We’re very pleased to welcome a new Community Benefit Society based in Stroud which launched on Friday. Ecodynamic has been established by experts in low carbon energy, finance and co-operative business, including Martin Large, James Mansfield, Robin Evans and Farimah Englefield. Robin Evans, their Chairman says that ‘Ecodynamic will enable the biodynamic, organic, low-carbon community […]

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Berkeley Vale Wind Farm

This is a wind farm to be owned and built by Ecotricity. The proposal is for 4 turbines with a total capacity of 9.2 Mw, powering the equivalent of 6,792 homes. More details can be viewed on Ecotricity’s website, The planning application was rejected by Stroud District Council on 13th April 2011 and an appeal […]

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Wind turbine at St Briavels

Final work is being carried out before a Gloucestershire community wind turbine starts generating power. This 500kW wind turbine – enough to power some 1,000 homes – has been built by Resilient Energy at Great Dunkilns Farm, St Briavels. According to this BBC story, the project has had a mixed response with some villagers against, […]

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Second wind turbine in Nympsfield

Stroud District Council granted permission for Ecotricity to install a small prototype turbine at their Development Control Committee meeting on Tuesday, August 14. “It will be tested for a maximum of 24 months in Tinkley Lane, close to Ecotricity’s larger wind turbine, which has been at the location since 1996. The 15-metre high turbine – […]

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Councillor’s controversial wind turbine plan withdrawn

http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Councillor-s-controversial-wind-turbine-plan/story-16641194-detail/story.html ” FORMER planning chief has halted his controversial bid for a 33.5 metre wind turbine on his farm in Stroud. Farmer Graham Littleton, previously chairman of the development control committee of Stroud District Council, has withdrawn his planning application for the windmill on his land in Elmore. Conservative Mr Littleton, who lost the chairmanship […]

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