Devon Community Energy Impact Report 2018

Great to be included in the Regen Communities & Devon County Council report highlighting the importance of Community Energy in Devon.

Devon Community Energy organisations have installed 12.3 MW of Renewable Energy through 62 projects in Devon. One of the many positive impacts highlighted in the report available here.

Check out Tamar Energy Community (TEC) Community Solar here.

 

Look at the huge CO2 equivalent savings made by Devon Community Energy organisations from generating green energy through renewables!

 

 

Through energy advice, energy efficiency measures and tariff switching, Devon Community Energy organisations are tackling fuel poverty.

 

 

Partnerships and connections with other organisations enable Devon Community Energy to go further so that more people benefit.

 

The number of Devon Community Energy organisations has increased to 23. Collectively they employ 33 FTE staff have 297 volunteers and 3457 members.

 

Devon Community Energy organisations collectively have raised £14.1 million to fund their Community Energy projects.

 

 

Here are the key success factors highlighted by Devon Community Energy organisations.

 

 

A lack of viable business models due to reduction in FIT was the most common reasons causing some Devon Community Energy projects to stall.

 

 

Devon has more Community Energy organisations than anywhere else in England … find out why here …

Community Energy in Devon has created 33 FTE, jobs, raised £14 million & generated enough clean green energy for 3423 homes in 2017.

 

Tamar Energy Community Annual General Meeting

Tamar Energy Community Annual General Meeting

You are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting of Tamar Energy Community will be held on Monday 26th March 2018 at Local Matters community space in Elbow Lane, Tavistock, PL19 0BG.

Refreshments will be available from 19:00. The formal proceedings will commence at 19:30.

More here.

 

Seed Swop – Saturday 24th Feb. 2018 – Local Matters

Tavistock Seed Swap

 

Tavistock Seed Swap returns this year on Saturday February 24th  2018 in Local Matters, Elbow Lane from 09:30 to 14:00.

Growers young and old, new this season and ‘seasoned’ growers all welcome.

 

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Bring along seeds you have to swop … and have a-grow at something different in 2018.

No seeds to bring? Come along anyway, pick up some seeds, have a-grow, and bring your own seeds back next year!

There’ll be lots of growers, gardening advice, plenty of chat … together with tea and cake.

We look forward to ‘seeding’ with you.

For more details call into Local Matters (11:00 to 13:00 Mon. – Sat), email hello@tamarenergycommunity.com or call Rob Meredith on 01409 254450.

Download a poster here

Transition Tavistock – Going Forward

Tamar Energy Community started life as the Transition Tavistock (TT) Energy Group.

TT is holding its annual celebration of the year gone by, and discussion about the coming year and priorities, on Saturday 18th November at 14:00, in Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock.

If you’d like to come along there are more details here.

 

Tamar Energy Fest

Tamar Energy Fest – 28th Oct 17 – A great success

 

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Held in Tavistock Town Hall, Tamar Energy Fest brought together local businesses and volunteers in a celebration of local energy and other eco-innovations.

More than 150 visitors came along to chat to local exhibitors, browse our information areas and listen to our programme of talks.

We shared energy advice for home and business including our  LED corner with specialist advice about this important lighting technology. We now have a range of LED bulbs on sale in Local Matters in Elbow Lane.

There was a chance to register interest in our Community Solar share offer. You can find out more about our Community Solar installations and the share offer here.

Adrian Hepworth (Transition Tavistock) shared new initiatives around ‘Life without Plastic’ and a Water Bottle Refill Scheme now being offered by some local traders.

There was a strong woodland feel promoting Devon Hedge Week featuring Red Squirrel Tree Care’s photobooth and the Tamar Valley AONB Cordiale work.

A family entertainment table

An interesting and varied programme of talks.

Trevor Jackson, from local firm Metalélectrique caught attention by powering a fan just with liquid poured into an aluminium can – a demo of their ambitious plans for aluminium-air car batteries.

Jodie Giles (Regen) shared news of towns trying to be more self-sufficient in energy.

Kate Royston and Peter Smith (TEC energy advisers) gave practical advice on affordable warmth, and the different approaches for old and new homes.

Harry Jennings marked Devon Hedge Week by looking at the practicalities of using hedge thinnings for wood fuel.

 

Our Energy Cafe, with delicious tea and cakes, was a welcome spot for a rest. Thanks to Simon Earland (TEC Volunteer) for organising and managing the refreshments.

A local visitor said ““I thought today’s event was fabulous. Great credit to you all and the town. Really enjoyed the speaker and related discussion, and I made some useful contacts for house building purposes!”

Kate Royston (TEC)“We’re delighted that the day went well and visitors, exhibitors and volunteers all felt it was worthwhile. It’s important to share the message that Local Energy Matters, and by working together we can bring more of the benefits of energy back to the local community, help address fuel poverty and support our more vulnerable residents”

  

Tamar Energy Fest detail sideEnjoyed the Fest? Interested in getting involved? Volunteering? Joining the Board? Please get in touch.

Please email hello@tamarenergycommunity.com, call 07969 569 444, drop-in at Local Matters or come and have a chat at Green Drinks.

We would like to thank all our volunteers and exhibitors for their hard work, New Generation Energy for their promotional support, Maggie Squires for her art work on our stall in the Farmers Market, Red Squirrel Tree Care for participating with their photo booth, Dart Print, Tavistock Town Hall and Tavistock Times for their excellent service and Cllr. Jeff Moody for his support and participation on the day.