After 18 months of diagnostic, learning and action today, the Oldham Energy Futures community leaders are releasing two ground-breaking Community-Led Energy Plans (CLEPs), are setting out the priorities and actions local people believe are needed to initiate the transition to a zero carbon Oldham. With decisive action on climate change failing to emerge and further … Read more
After months of hardwork, the Westwood pilot group are gearing up to launch their new energy advice service for Winter 2022. The idea for setting up a local energy advice service came directly out of the workshop conversations. The process unveiled a pressing need to address the poor energy efficiency of local homes, high levels … Read more
Over the past five months, the Sholver group have been pursuing their ambitions to support new community-owned solar projects to emerge in their neighbourhood and wider Oldham. Here they share an update on what they’ve managed to achieve during their time working on the pilot project and plans for the future. Getting started During discussions … Read more
Reading time: 5 mins The groups have settled on three priority community-led projects aiming to initiate a local low-carbon transition. Energy advice in Westwood The Westwood group has set its sites on setting up a weekly one-to-one energy advice drop-in based at the Millennium Centre. Three pressing issues for the local community influenced the decision … Read more
With the pilot projects selected, conversations turned to how best to share the lessons learned with the wider community. The Westwood and Sholver groups have between 10 – 14 members with new knowledge of energy issues and how change could happen. How could they build on this base to skill up, involve more local people and increase their influence?
With talk of junking new gas boilers by 2025 and incentives thanks to the new Green Homes Grants, Heat Pumps are very much the low carbon alternative people of the moment! At Carbon Co-op, we’ve seen inquiries go through the roof in the last few months but it’s worth getting to grips with the technology before diving in.