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Meadow Blue - Public Share Offer

Meet the Directors and local team from Ovesco on Wednesday 18th November...

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Opportunity to invest in Meadow Blue Community Energy

This is almost certainly the last chance to benefit from a share offer in a community energy project using EIS.

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Harvesting sunlight the solid state way

Tuesday 20th October 2015 at the University of Sussex. Free.

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Opportunity to invest in Meadow Blue Community Energy

The Ethex website has just gone live & already has investors

The MBCE website is also live

Community Share Offer document here...


Watch the video on YouTube...


The share offer aims to raise £640,000, which will be invested in a 5MW solar array at Merston Farm in Chichester, is eligible for Enterprise Investment Tax (EIS) tax relief and aims to pay investors 7% interest/annum. The directors of Meadow Blue Community Energy include Chris Rowland (a director of OVESCO Ltd CIC) and Nick Rouse (a director of OVESCO Ltd CIC & OVESCO Limited CBS) as well as Julie Salmon, Dave Barton and Steve Webb. To meet the directors join us on Tuesday 17 November 2015, 4-6pm, 6-8pm, Vicars’ Hall, The Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1PX.

IMPORTANT: due to recent changes to the Enterprise Investment Tax (EIS) tax relief announced on the 26th October, investors cheques must clear by the 23rd November and BACS payments by 24th November. For more information about how and when to invest go to the Ethex website

This is almost certainly the last chance to benefit from a share offer in a community energy project using EIS.

Chris Rowland – Director OVESCO Ltd CIC & Meadow Blue Community Energy.



Harvesting sunlight the solid state way

Tuesday 20 October 2015 at 18:30 - 21:00, University of Sussex, Lecture Theatre AS3, Richmond Building, Brighton BN1 9QT


Dr Tim Bruton, Managing Editor of Progress in Photovoltaics and one of the Country’s leading experts on PV cell technology.


A growing number of photovoltaic panels are appearing on rooftops, both domestic and industrial, and in fields as part of larger scale power generation. More...


This event is free of charge and open to all.


Please support renewable energy in the UK

We need your help to ask the government to rethink the cuts to the Feed-in tariff and continue to show our support for renewable energy in the UK.

If you have not already done so, please consider supporting renewable energy in the UK by signing this petition

Please also consider writing to you MP...

Then pass this information on to build support.


Ashden Awards 2016

Applications for the 2016 Ashden Awards are now open.

Find out more and apply here...


Can you help us to find the 2016 Ashden Award winners?
Could you recommend anyone who could apply for an Ashden UK Award?
Could you help to publicise the call for entries?
Are you helping to create a low-carbon UK? The Ashden Awards are now open for entries: Deadline Tuesday 3 November 2015.


Community Energy Conference presentations

  Take a look at the presentations from keynote speakers and workshops that took place on the day.


Lewes 2030

Community Energy South is delighted to invite you to its third annual conference on 25th September in Lewes, which will explore the future of community-owned renewable energy in the south east.

To reserve your space at what will be a truly fantastic and inspirational event, visit

More about Lewes 2030 here...

Speakers include Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director and Trustee of Forum for the Future; Howard Johns, Ovesco Director and author of Energy Revolution; Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust


Jonathon Porritt


Howard Johns


Philip Sellwood


Renewables and Bills: The Facts

The recent wave of announcements of cuts to renewable energy support have been justified on the basis of cutting costs. The Office of Budget Responsibility calculated the cost of supporting low carbon power by 2020/21 has risen from a budget of £7.6 billion to £9.1 billion and Policy Exchange and Green Alliance have joined the debate.


So what are the facts about our spend on renewables, impact on energy bills and how this compares with other sources of energy?


NB Nuclear waste is £79 per household, per year.


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