Category Archives: CommunityEnergy

COP-shock: my first day at the UN’s conference on climate change

I’ve (Chloe Hampson) been passed on the COP baton from Keith as I join the INTO (International National Trust Organisation) delegation at COP 22, which this year is in Marrakech. Like Keith, I’m going out there on behalf of National Trust … Continue reading

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Community energy flying or should I say digging in

It’s been a mad few months on community energy in this part of Wales. I am one of the founding directors of the first end to end community energy supply companies in UK and the smart meters are being installed … Continue reading

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Community energy awards 2016… we won!

Last night in Oxford the National Trust Wales initiated and supported network “Cyd Ynni” was honoured by being awarded the collaboration award. Big thanks go to Grant Peisley at DEG for putting the network forward but the biggest thanks go … Continue reading

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Renewable energy pipe dreams

A pipe dream is according to those in the know ‘an unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme’ I suppose i have misquoted as our dreams over here are being delivered through pipes… and cables, and buildings and most of all … Continue reading

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How to raise £750k from your local community in weeks… trust, enthusiasm, inclusion and a really good video!

Arloisi Gwynedd the Gwynedd EU Leader team are currently looking into how the Bethesda and Llanberis crowdfunding campaigns which they supported were so successful in raising a lot of money (£750k)  from small, rural and financially poor communities in a … Continue reading

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Stronger together… we really are!

It’s been one of those weeks. Here is a quick summary. On Monday we found out that the National Trust in Wales community energy initiative had been put forward for a big award (community energy England partnership award. We have … Continue reading

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Local cheaper energy from local sources. The Bethesda trial is starting this week. National Trust playing its part in a stunning partnership!

As has been highlighted quite a few times we are all looking for the perfect mix to derive more income and deliver cheaper local energy to local communities but more importantly to tackle fuel poverty and enable the energy user … Continue reading

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