Watt's Going On At Everton Energy Day?!

The new ‘Watt Bike’ took a trip to the Everton Energy Day in Bassetlaw recently. This space age bit of kit grabbed the attention of young and old with much frantic peddling seeking to generate enough power to run a range of household appliances. A number of young children also enjoyed playing ‘carbon cutting snakes and ladders’.
People attending the MEA stall discussed energy saving in the home with our expert staff as well as how to integrate renewable energy technologies into their homes. Some also found out how to do a water audit of their home.


Free Energy Monitors For All Households

Free energy monitors are available for all households for a limited period from Carillon Energy:

Totally Locally Scheme on East Midland’s Today

A local scheme to encourage people in West Bridgford to support their local economy by spending at least £5 a week in local shops has been featured on East Midlands Today.

The scheme’s organisers estimate that if everyone living in West Bridgford spent £5 a week in local shop, instead of spending it at the supermarket, that the local economy would benefit to the tune of £9.3 million a year.

Inspiring Case Studies from Leicestershire

Looking for inspiration for environmental projects for your area? This website has lots of case studies of exciting projects in Leicestershire including as village which took thermal image pictures of almost everyone home in its village and the installation of solar panels on a Sikh temple:

Vote for Community-Owned Renewable Energy Projects in Nottinghamshire

EnergyShare, a new scheme set up by British Gas to distribute millions of pounds of funding to community-owned renewable energy projects, is looking for your votes for projects – including some in Nottinghamshire.

 After thousands of groups around the country registered on the site earlier this year, just 100 were chosen to go through to the next round of votes – including Meadows Ozone Energy Services Limited, The Greener Youth Club, Edwalton Primary School, Newstead Wind and Willow Wind, all in Nottinghamshire. Now, those groups need your vote to be chosen to receive a share of £500,000 worth of funding towards their community-owned renewable project.

 Vote here:

 The projects with the most supporters will be told in December.Don’t worry if you didn’t register with the scheme – this is the first of several promised rounds which, in total, will distribute £3 million to community-owned renewable energy projects around the UK over the next three years. Sign up to e-enewsletters from Energy Share to make sure you know about the next round: