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    Energy firm to be set up in Wadebridge

    WADEBRIDGE will have its own electricity generating company for the first time in almost 90 years. The Wadebridge Energy Company will be owned by local people through a community share issue, taking the town “back to the future” with local electricity generation.   Read more

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    Osborne promises new wave of high and low carbon infrastructure

    Chancellor George Osborne has today again underlined his commitment to delivering a shale gas revolution in the UK, in a conference speech that ignored climate change threats highlighted by his colleagues and promised urgent action to deliver new roads and runways.   Read more

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    Floating solar first for UK

    Floating Solar UK has installed and successfully launched the country’s first fully operational floating solar panel system. The facility is located at Sheeplands farm in Berkshire, using a large-scale Hydrelio Floating Solar PV system.   Read more

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    Fracking: government ignores 99% opposition to change trespass law

    After a government consultation resulted in 40,000 objections to changes to trespass laws that would allow energy companies to drill on private land, the government has decided to go on with the reform and ignore the public’s concerns.   Read more

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    Your next boiler probably won’t be oil or gas

    Renewable home heating just became much more affordable, thanks to a new government scheme that offers a fixed payment for each unit of fossil-free heat you generate. The long-delayed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for homes finally launched on 9 April, covering a range of technologies including heat pumps, biomass boilers, andsolar heating systems. Read more    

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    Labour announces ‘war on cold homes’

    The Labour Party has today announced a ‘war on cold homes’ to end the scandal of fuel poverty.  Caroline Flint, the Shadow Climate and Energy Secretary committed today at the Labour Party Conference to a far more ambitious energy efficiency programme. Read more

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    Help a school win free solar panels

    Friends of the Earth is running a competition for primary schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to win free solar panels. Be part of it by nominating a school of your choice to enter. Whether it’s your kids’ school, the school down the road, or even the school you used to go to, here’s your chance to […]

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    Love Your Old Home: the workbook

    Old homes – how can you make them more energy efficient while protecting their heritage? the Center for Sustainable Energy have have put together a new workbook to help you.   Find out more  

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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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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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