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Professionals Good Practice Exchange in Renewable Energy To Germany

Embrace Cooperation Ltd: Professionals Good Practice Exchange in Renewable Energy To Germany - 17th to 23rd August 2014.

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See OVESCO blog for information on past trip undertaken by Chris Rowland.

 


Ovesco Director on BBC Radio 4 Feedback

Roger Bolton discusses accusations of false balance in the BBC's climate change reporting with BBC Trustee Alison Hastings...

Hear Liz Mandeville, Ovesco Director, on BBC Radio 4’s Feedback - approximately 6 minutes into the interview - talking about false balance and the interview the BBC Radio 4 Today programme ran with Sir Brain Hoskins and Nigel Lawson. The ECU upheld there was false balance in the Today programme in February 2014.

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Read Rob Hopkins (of the Transition Network): An Open Letter to the BBC on Lord Lawson's Today Programme appearance...

 


OVESCO Confirmed as an Ashden 2014 Award winner

Ovesco secured an award worth £10,000 at the Ashden Awards ceremony on the 22nd of May for its work on renewable energy in Lewes District.

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More on the Ovesco IPS website...

 


Green Car Race Day

Ringmer Community College, this Saturday 21st June, from 9am-1.30pm.

 


2014 Ashden Awards Ceremony on Green TV

The 2014 Ashden Award ceremony is on the 22nd of May in the evening at the Park Grand London Kensington. This event will be broadcast on Green TV on the night and you should go to the Ashden Award web site for more information about the finalists.

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All of the OVESCO directors would like to say a big thank you to Transition Town Lewes, our inventors and supporters, because without you, OVESCO would not be in the running for the 2014 awards.

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Fingers crossed for an award, because this will raise the profile of both OVESCO and the work we are doing to mentor groups in Community Energy South.

 


Ten Sussex energy groups meet in Lewes

On Friday 4th April ten energy groups from across Sussex attended the second module of the Community Energy Peer Mentor Fund at the Linklater Pavillion in Lewes.

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Chris Rowland and Liz Mandeville ran through the FCA registration, Business Planning, Module Rules and selecting company directors.

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Jeremy Thorp of Share Energy provided expertise via a SKYPE link. The groups are now preparing to form new energy Coops.

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Howard Johns brought Tanja Gaudian and Dr Eva Stegen, two surprise guests from Germany, to talk about Schoenau. They explained how the town of Schoenau bought the rights to the grid and now supplies local customers with electricity and gas.

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