Staying warm and well this winter

If you’re concerned that you’re not able to heat your home enough and/or your energy costs are difficult to manage, please get in touch with your local community energy organisation with their experienced energy advisors. You may be eligible for a free home energy visit.  Where  Organisation    Contact Number and Read more…

Community Energy Impact Report

The Devon Community Energy Impact Report provides an insight into community energy activity in Devon, and was delivered in partnership with Devon County Council and the 23 community energy organisations in the county. Key Findings There are more community energy organisations in Devon than any other county in the UK (23). These Read more…

Community Energy Spring Gathering

Community energy organisations from across Devon and further afield met on the Dartington estate in Devon for a two-day, fun filled residential on the 9th and 10th March 2018.  This included walks, talks, films, fantastic food and collaborative discussion themed around community energy innovation. During the two days we concentrated on Read more…

Brexit and Local Supply

The SWDCEP General Forum met on the 20th July in Tamar Energy Community’s new premises – the Local Matters Community Space, Elbow Lane in Tavistock. Jodie Giles from RegenSW lead a discussion about the implications of Brexit for community energy projects and the renewable energy industry. This focussed on the Read more…

Woody Energy Crops for Small-Scale District Heating

28th September 2015 This free workshop will focus on the use of woody energy crops grown in short rotation plantations to provide fuel for heating whole villages. The day will feature presentations on growing short rotation coppice and short rotation forestry, plus examples of best practice. There will also be a chance to see Dartington’s short rotation Read more…

The Truth About Energy Subsidies

Fossil-fuel consumption subsidies worldwide amounted to $548b in 2013, over four times the value of subsidies to renewable energy and the amount invested globally in improving energy efficiency. Click the map for further information.

Non-techy guide to smart thermostats

Follow this link for a non-techy guide to smart thermostats from the Guardian. These devices can help you reduce your heating costs by learning your schedule, the way your house responds to heat, and by adapting your heating schedule for the weather.  

SWDCEP Members Benefit from Free Training

The members of the SW Devon Community Energy Partnership have been benefiting from free training  provided by Devon County Council and RegenSW on , communications and engagement. Further training is scheduled for January and February 2015. https://www.devonnewscentre.info/community-energy-groups-benefit-from-free-training/