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Visit to Germany to learn more about renewable energy

The trip will be between the 17th and 23rd of May 2015.

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The future of the planet: Which party do you trust?

Tuesday 14th April 2015 - Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD.

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Latest news from OVESCO

OVESCO passes half million kWhs of generation from its five PV sites in the Lewes District.

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Visit to Germany to learn more about renewable energy

 

Further to a previously successful Exchange trip, Embrace Cooperation have organised another project funded under the EU Life Long Learning and are now recruiting for the next Exchange which will take place in Germany with host partners BCS Bildungs-Center Sudthuringen e. V  www.bcsev.de

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The trip will be between the 17th and 23rd of May 2015. Details on the Community Energy South website...

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Find out more on the Ovesco blog from last September...

 


The future of the planet: Which party do you trust?

Tuesday 14th April 2015 - Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD.
Doors open at 7pm, questions to be submitted by 7.30pm. Tickets: £5/£3 (concessions).

 

2015 General Election
The future of the planet: Which party do you trust?
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“Question Time” debate on environment issues and climate change for candidates in the Brighton Pavilion constituency.

Reserve your place at: www.brighthelm.eventbright.co.uk
In the Chair: Simon Maxwell CBE

 


Latest news from OVESCO

OVESCO passes ½ million kWhs of generation from its five PV sites in the Lewes District.

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The State of Renewable Energies in Europe 2014

Looking back at 2014 as a year of significant changes for renewable energy. Read the publication here...

 


OVESCO offers mentoring service for energy groups in the South East
  OVESCO is expanding their community energy mentoring service, thanks to funding given to Co-operatives UK by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. We want to more groups to follow in our footsteps and develop their own local renewable energy projects.

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We want to hear from Transition Groups, Green Campaign Groups and communities who want to generate their own renewable power in the South East. HKD Energy is one of the groups OVESCO recently supported with training and they launched their first share issue in November for £150,000 to install PV on the roof of Dowlands School’s and your community could do the same! Eligible community energy groups accepted onto the programme can access up to 6 days of support from the Peer Mentors. It is perceived that mentoring activities will be undertaken using a range of interventions to include face to face meetings (one to one or group), telephone discussions and email exchanges. Full details will be provided when you apply for support, and you will be matched with the mentor who meets your needs in terms of project type and location. You could be generating your own community power in 2015!

 


Rural and Urban Community Energy Fund

OVESCO is offering to support communities in the SE with applications for the Rural and Urban Community Energy Fund. The fund will help communities with initial project development costs for renewable energy and help them take their projects to a pre planning application stage. For more information and help with an application, feasibility study and how to set up an energy Co-op contact hello@ovesco.co.uk

 


Community Energy in Action

ED Davey the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change and local MP Norman Baker visited Harvey Depot today (Thursday 13th November) to see community energy in action. OVESCO Lewes’s own local energy generator and groups who are part of Community Energy South met for a discussion about the future of our energy supply. HKD Energy attended the meeting having launched their first share issue to fund Photovoltaic panels for Downlands School in Hassocks. Juliet Merrifield a director of HKD Energy asked about the importance of government support for community energy such as continued access to the Enterprise Investment Scheme for community energy schemes.

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In the afternoon the visit moved on to a pop up energy shop in Newhaven high Street, which was launched as part of the Big Energy Saving Network to help local residents check energy bills, switch suppliers to save money. Ollie Pendered said ‘having a presence in Newhaven will help us support the public with concerns about energy bills and help show support for Newhaven as a hub for renewable energy in the future’. The Urban Community Energy Fund was launched by Ed Davey and Chris Rowland, an OVESCO director, said ‘we will be looking at this fund and applying to help the development renewable energy in Newhaven as an urban location’. Watch the video:  Raising the roof over energy - on The Argus website...

 


OVO launched in partnership with Community Energy South

Second Communities partnership announced
10th November 2014, Hastings: OVO Energy today announced its second ‘OVO Communities’ partnership, with Community Energy South, as part of its ground-breaking plan to democratise the energy market. The news follows just one month after OVO revealed plans for its first partnership with Plymouth Energy Community. Read it on the OVO Energy website...

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MP welcomes pioneering new green energy tariff
Community Energy South, a Sussex-based community energy organisation, this week announced it will begin supplying energy to local residents in spring. Read it on the Hastings & St. Leonards Observer...

 

 


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