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March 2015 – Solar Statistics

Here are the latest statistics for the generation from our solar panels on the CityWorks building in Gloucester. Over the end of 2014 and the start of 2015 we had a problem with one of our inverters. R-ECO engineers came to have a look, but before they performed any intervention the inverter seemed to correct […]

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25 Sep 2014 – AGM and Pete Capener talk

We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 25th September at the Gloucester Resource Centre, City Works, Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4DF. Anyone who is interested in Community Energy is welcome to attend the meeting. ‘Can Community Energy Really Make a Difference?’ Pete Capener, Chair of Bath & West Community Energy and interim Chair […]

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Insulating Gloucestershire

We have been working for some months looking at the best way to help those in fuel poverty to improve the insulation of their homes. At the end of 2013 we hoped we had found a solution through working with the Energy Saving Co-operative on a pilot project in central Gloucester.  However it was with […]

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Generation problems

Straight after the good news of a high output for 2013 so far from the CityWorks solar PV, comes some bad news. We noticed last week that the system was showing some ongoing faults, and it turns out that one of our inverters has not been working since November 7th. At this point we do […]

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Pylon problems

A new report by Cornwall Energy ‘Overcoming grid connection issues for community energy projects‘  has highlighted the big issue of grid connection that is holding back many community energy initatives. One of the key points is that high and variable connection cost quotations can cause surprises and derail projects.  If grid reinforcement is needed it […]

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Successful AGM 2013

We had a successful second AGM on Sept 5th 2013 in Highnam. Thank you to all of you that came along. Alistair Stevens from the Severn Wye Energy Agency talked about the work of the agency, with a focus on community energy. Next we had the business of the AGM for Gloucestershire Renewable Energy Co-operative. […]

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Community Energy Fortnight

We are pleased to support the first ever Community Energy Fortnight. This is an initiative of the Community Energy Coalition. Running from 24th August – 8th September, events will be taking place right across the UK. The aim of the fortnight is to inspire people about the wide-ranging benefits of community energy. To show our […]

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Energy we can all afford?

Our own Kevin Frea spoke at the ‘Energy we can all afford?’ meeting, alongside Martin Horwood MP (Cheltenham), and Liz Hutchins from Friends of the Earth. This was one of a series of public meetings with MPs taking place around the country. They are being supported nationally by the Energy Bill Revolution – an alliance […]

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Martin Horwood started a debate in the HoC yesterday

Martin Horwood, MP for Cheltenham, yesterday moved a debate in the House of Commons to discuss whether the new Energy Bill contains a hidden and unjustifiable subsidy to the nuclear industry. He went on to say that he thought that the Government’s energy policy was on the right track and that the debate was not […]

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Energy we can all afford

Kevin Frea from Gloucestershire Community Energy Coop will be speaking at  a Public meeting in Cheltenham organised jointly with Friends of the Earth to discuss Cheltenham’s energy future with Martin Horwood MP, Mike Birkin from FoE and other speakers to be confirmed. The meeting is being held as part of the Energy we can all […]

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