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“The energy auditor showed us how to adjust the settings to most efficiently run our heating system as well as explained the benefits of low-cost measures such as draught proofing.”
Judith Brown, The Sheldon Hotel, Eastbourne
Network Update – December 2017
Utilise Plus Programme
Beat the cold and dark this winter with an energy saving project, with help from a Utilise Plus grant of up to £5,000! The Utilise Plus programme offers a variety of energy saving services to eligible organisations, all fully-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), supported by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, and delivered by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC. Find out more.
Last month we held 3 events throughout Sussex, as part of our Utilise Plus programme. Read the reports for our Case Study Visit to Wakehurst Place, Business Networking Breakfast in Chichester, and Energy Saving Workshop in Brighton.
East Sussex Grants
Funded by East Sussex County Council, grants of up to £1,000 are available to go towards energy efficiency projects. Find out more and apply.
Rampion Community Fund
ERDF funds of £14.35m for the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership area will be launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government on Friday 8th December. Find out more.
Sourcing Sustainable Pellets
Network Members often ask us where they can find wood pellets or chips for their biomass systems which have been sourced sustainably. If you think you can help with this high demand, please get in touch.
Arun Construction Services are one of the largest installers of ground and roof mounted solar systems in the UK. They offer a range of services to both commercial and public sector clients. In the last 3 years, they’ve generated enough energy to power about 22,000 homes! Find out more on their website.
New Team Member
Welcome to our new team member, Svenja Czubayko! Svenja qualified in Permaculture Design in 2016 and is accredited by the British Permaculture Association. She is interested in using sustainable technologies to make cities more resilient.
See You Soon, Shelaine!
Our Managing Director, Shelaine Siepel, goes on maternity leave this month to get ready for her own new team member. Congratulations and good luck – we’ll miss you!
Consultancy for a LEP Energy Strategy
Closes 13th December 2017 – Find out more
Oxfordshire County Council seeks an energy consultant for a Local Enterprise Partnership.
Collective Energy Switching Scheme
Closes 18th December 2017 – Find out more
Dover District Council invites tenders to deliver an IT-based solution to run collective energy switching schemes.
Closes 22nd December 2017 – Find out more
Northumberland County Council seeks a ranked framework for the design and installation of renewable technologies.
Budget 2017: Lacking Support for Green Power Projects – Read more
One of the least green budgets ever, say Greenpeace.
That’s Great! Kellogg’s Plans for 100% Renewable Power – Read more
UK branch to source all of its electricity from renewables by 2050.
European Union Drives Low-Emission Car Production – Read more
Measures include a credit system for manufacturers of electric vehicles.
Dates for the Diary…
Third party events…
Next Steps for a Smart and Flexible Electricity Network in the UK
12th December 2017, London. Details and bookings.
Seminar discussing policy priorities and regulatory challenges.
UK Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting Workshop
13th December 2017, 10:00 to 13:00, Cardiff. Details and bookings.
This workshop informs IEMA’s consultation on the government’s plans for reporting on energy and carbon.
Sustainability in Action – Masterclass for SMEs
17th January 2017, 09:00 to 13:30, Brighton. Details and bookings.
The second in a series of four masterclasses, covering management systems, engaging stakeholders, drafting communications strategies, and more.
edie Sustainability Leaders Forum 2018
24th – 25th January 2018, London. Details and bookings.
A cross-sector event consisting of talks, panel discussions, workshops and networking.