Tag Archives: Good Energy

Tax breaks gone, FIT’s on the Floor, Subsidy for Gas and Nuclear. What future for community energy?

Despite everything it looks like no mater how much adversity is thrown at community energy the thing wont die! In my area it’s actually growing. Came home last night to the fantastic news that two of the latest community energy projects … Continue reading

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Energy, water and waste champions celebrated at Environmental Awards 2015

Wow, was it really a year since our first Environmental Awards ceremony? That said, an awful lot has happened in that year, which is why there was much to celebrate. Nominees were shortlisted from properties across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, as well … Continue reading

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What do the Eden Project, UK’s largest electricity generating water wheel and National Trust’s Snowdon Hydro have in common? #piclo

Piclo is not a miss spelling of a small wind instrument but the latest government-funded trial in non traditional energy selling. Piclo is a peer-to-peer selling platform! Its been called an eBay for energy. The thinking is that seller and … Continue reading

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Electric chainsaws and brush cutters are they grown up enough..? Lets see. Big trial of electric ‘kit’ in National Trust Wales Gardens and forests

‘All things electric’ has now focused in on another area. We have hundreds of petrol powered hand tools from chainsaws, hedge trimmers and brush cutters. We go though an awful lot of two stoke oil, chain oil and petrol. If we are … Continue reading

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“Please show me the life of a sustainable KW hour”. Good Energy help reveal the alchemy to the National Trust team

This was Paul and my request. We have been dealing in Kwh hours now for quite a few years. Jargon, regulation and a bit of miss understanding surrounds this simple measurement of energy. Two days ago we arranged a meeting with … Continue reading

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What does ‘good’ solar development look like? Lots of bumblebees, direct supply and thinking outside the ‘O’

  Last Thursday was another Fit4Future event – this time a workshop for those interested, or already developing, large-scale (ground-mounted) solar. The workshop had 3 objectives: 1)      Share best practice on what ‘good’ solar development looks like 2)      Facilitate links … Continue reading

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#beautifulanduseful…oh and a competition

The National Trust and its partners Good Energy have launched a competition for people to capture in image or video the beautiful and useful side of sustainability. There is a nice prize of sustainable electricity for the one judged the … Continue reading

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