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    People power sparks renewable energy push in Rio

    A British-backed scientific initiative has harnessed the energy we generate in our daily lives to light up a football pitch. It uses the kinetic energy from players’ feet to power up the flood lights The inaugural game using the new technology took place in a slum in Rio de Janeiro with a team of youth players.   […]

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    What does an independent Scotland mean for our energy?

    With the Scottish referendum on whether Scotland will stay in the UK or not just over a week away, the impact of a yes vote on the energy sector is being debated. Scotland has abundant renewable energy resources  with its highlands being the centre of massive investment in hydro infrastructure.   Read more

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    Energy firms to refund three million households

    An estimated three million households are being told to reclaim money they are owed by the big six energy suppliers. The firms have launched a campaign to hand the money back, after being told to do so by the regulator, Ofgem. On average, customers are owed around £50 each. Typically that money got left behind […]

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  • Energyshare Groups Questionnaire

    Groups are changing, but we would like to know what you want most from the new groups section we are creating. This is your chance to help us create an effective platform that will help you engage and motivate your community to make a positive change. Please take the time to fill out the form […]

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  • Community Groups: How to guides

    The Energy Savings Trust has a number of guides that provide invaluable advice and guidance on many issues and subjects that are coved by a series of guides. These are a great starting point if you are thinking about creating your own community energy group, or you are experiencing some issues. How to engage your […]

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    ‘Big six’ energy firms lose further market share

    Britain’s big six energy companies are continuing to lose market share to smaller independent suppliers, new figures show. Added together, the large suppliers now have 92.4% of the market, down from 99.8% five years ago.   Read more

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    Vatican urged to divest from fossil fuels

    Pope Francis has been urged to rid the Vatican of investments in fossil fuels by a global climate change campaign. The petition to the head of the Catholic Church from 350.org is asking the Pope to rid the Vatican Bank from all investments in the fossil fuel industry and to publicly support the growing movement away from […]

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    Renewable generation to rise by nearly half by 2020

    Power generation from renewable sources grew strongly last year, reaching almost 22 per cent of global generation, according to a new report. Energy from wind, solar and hydro, as well as other renewables, was on a par with electricity from gas, whose generation remained relatively stable, the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s third annual Medium-Term Renewable […]

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    West Cornwall is a hot spot for geothermal energy

    Two Penzance businessmen have joined a group from Cornwall on a visit to Germany to learn about a technology that could supply 150,000 Cornish homes with renewable electricity from deep in the earth. Read more

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    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visits Good Energy

    We get quite a few visitors at our offices in Chippenham – and we like to give them all the VIP treatment. But we all made an extra special effort to greet the latest guest who crossed the Good Energy threshold today – none other than the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg! Read more

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    From rubbish to renewable energy

    A landfill site which has been closed for 14 years will be used to create renewable energy. The site in the village of Docking, Norfolk, is one of six chosen by the Environment Agency to take part in a European-funded project to boost the amount of energy generated from gas at old sites and reduce landfill […]

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    Wind energy powered 15 million British homes on Sunday

    There’s no longer any need to feel guilty about the amount of electricity required to cook a Sunday roast – last Sunday, enough wind energy was produced to power 15 million homes, setting a new record, according to trade association RenewableUK. Read more

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    British Gas teams up with social enterprises to build a £60m pipeline of solar energy projects to benefit local communities

    The solar division of British Gas, Generation Community and Social Finance announce their partnership today to build a pipeline of solar energy projects worth up to £60m to benefit local communities. Read more

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Welcome to the lab

Here at energyshare we are always interested in hearing about and trying new projects to help people take back control of their energy usage and costs. You can find out more about the projects we have been involved in as well as the ones that we have found inspiring or especially helpful.

  • energyshare Groups

    Across the country people are getting together to set up their own local renewable energy projects.

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  • Electric Vehicles

    Help define the future of Electric Vehicles in the UK.

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  • UK Together

    Bringing communities together to save money on energy bills.

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