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/ 

School Curriculum Resources

FREE energy curriculum-resources to help teachers and school managers raise awareness and take action are available in the SEACS Project Toolkit, funded by the EU and Devon County Council. There is, for example: a self-evaluation matrix to guide you on your energy awareness journey; primary and secondarylesson plans for Design & Technology, French, Science Read more…