Upcoming local energy events

Open day at Solar Sense (based at Chelvey, North Somerset) 4 February

See www.solarsense-uk.com for information. Solar Sense provide and install a range of renewable energy products

From 21 Jan at the Create Centre: refurbishing Victorian houses

Urban Design Build’s large scale model of a cross section of a Victorian terrace house (recently exhibited at Grand Designs Birmingham) is now on show at Create. A series of activities and practical demonstrations exploring issues related to refurbishing a solid wall terrace property will take place from now until the end of March.

* First drop in advice session this Saturday 21 January, 11-2*
Emma Winfield of Low Impact Living Initiative will host ‘Real Refurb’ advice sessions and ‘information tours’ of the house this Saturday 21 January (11 – 2), Saturday 18 February and on Bristol Green Doors weekend, Saturday 17 March.

Emma runs the Natural Building Store in Bristol and will be transforming the house live ‘in situ’ over the next few months. January begins with a look at repairs, maintenance and low cost options, moving on to insulation in February and finishing with solar hot water and solar electricity in March.


Create, Smeaton Road, Cumberland Basin, Bristol BS1 6XN

Bristol Green Doors 2012 on March 17-18th


40 great buildings will be open

Funding and financing your community energy project 31 March

The course will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions to cover two separate topics (see below). Delegates can choose to attend one or both, with a light lunch provided for delegates attending both.

The morning session (10-12.30) will cover different options for financing projects as well as how to plan your project costs and write good funding applications. The afternoon session (1.15-2.15) will take the format of a 1 hour briefing, covering the Feed-In Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive.

This workshop will be on Saturday 31st March 2012. Please see the attached invitation for further details.


Upcoming Events – BEG Calendar

Nikki Jones climate change and energy series
1930-2130 at Tobacco Factory (The Snug)

9th October - What is climate change?
16th October - Global energy trends
23rd October - UK energy, emissions and targets
30th October - Is nuclear the answer?
13th November - Film showing: Food, Inc.
20th November - Land use and climate change
27th November - The way forward