NEWS FROM LOW CARBON GORDANO 


November 2013
Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting is on the evening of Thursday 14th November 2013 at the Royal Hotel in Portishead.



October 2013
Solar Farm Project
Unfortunately planning permission has been turned down but we are lodging an appeal and remain optimistic that planning permission will be granted. To read the full press release please click on October 2013 press release.



September 2013
EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in September
A free home energy advice session will be held in Clevedon on Sunday 8th September at the Curzon Cinema.



June 2013
Press Release - Solar Farm Scheme
Low Carbon Gordano plans Solar Farm Scheme - to find out more please click on press release or visit our Solar Farm page.



June 2013
Press Release - Home Energy Surveys with thermal images
Thermal Image


In March and April Low Carbon Gordano carried out more than 30 home energy surveys for local home owners. To find out more and how you can book your home survey please click on press release.



June 2013
EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in June
A free home energy advice session will be held at Crockerne Primary School open day in Pill on 28th June.



June 2013
EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in June
A free home energy advice session will be held in Portishead on Saturday 8th June at the Portishead Farmers Market in the precinct by Waitrose from 10.00 am - 12.00 am.



May 2013
EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in May
A free home energy advice session will be held in Portishead on Saturday 11th May at the Portishead Farmers Market in the precinct by Waitrose from 10.00 am - 12.00 am.



April 2013

Brian TitleyBrian Titley - Director
Brian who has been an advisor since December 2011 has now been appointed to the board.
 
To read more about Brian please visit our contacts page.



April 2013
EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in April
A free home energy advice session will be held in Pill on Saturday 27th April at the Pill Community Market in the Pill Community Centre from 10.00 am - 12.00 am.



April 2013
EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in April
A free home energy advice session will be held in Portishead on Saturday 13th April at the Portishead Farmers Market in the precinct by Waitrose from 10.00 am - 12.00 am.



March 2013
EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in March
Free home energy advice sessions will be held at Crockerne Primary School parents' evenings in Pill on 12th and 13th March.



January 2013
EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in January
A free home energy advice session will be held in Pill on Saturday 26th January at the Pill Community Market in the Pill Community Centre from 10.00 am - 12.00 am.


December 2012
EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in December
Low Carbon Gordano will be at the Victorian Evening in Portishead High Street on 14 December with free useful home energy advice. Come and talk to us to find out ways you can keep warm and save energy and money this winter.
 


October 2012
David MearsDavid Mears - Legal Advisor
Welcome to David who has kindly agreed to act as our legal advisor.

To read more about David please visit our contacts page.



September 2012
EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in September
A free home energy advice session will be held in Pill on Saturday 8th September at the Pill Community Market in the Pill Community Centre from 10.00 am - 12.00 am.


August 2012

Rob LamoonRob Lamoon - Director
Welcome to Rob who has joined the Board of Directors.
 
To read more about Rob and the other directors and advisors
please visit our contacts page.






July 2012
EASY at Portishead Flower Show
On Saturday 21st July our EASY Energy Advice Service will be at Portishead Flower Show. Come along and find out how you can save energy.



June 2012
Prize Draw for Energy Survey
A Portishead resident has won the £500 prize draw. Everyone who completed our energy survey was entered into the draw and the winner was randomly selected.



June 2012

EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in June
A free energy advice session will be held in Portishead on Saturday 9th June.



May 2012
EASY - Energy Advice Service for You in May
Free energy advice sessions will be held in Portishead on Saturday 12th May and in Pill on Saturday19th May.



April 2012
A well deserved thank you to everyone who participated in the success of the recent Community Energy Show

Posted March 2012

Energy Show 2012 Community Energy Show - April 21st
Don't miss the Community Energy Showat Somerset Hall, Portishead on Saturday 21st April from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. To find out more please visit our Energy Show web page.

 



Posted March 2012


Do you want to be a volunteer energy advisor?
We have arranged a day's training on March 14th at the Centre of Sustainable Energy (CSE) in Bristol to train up to 12 volunteers to be able to offer energy advice to local people. If you are interested and can commit to a couple of hours a month please contact us by email at
contact@lowcarbongordano.co.uk



Posted February 2012

Wood fuel event at the Green Wood Barn, Leigh WoodsBIOMASS (wood fuel) EVENT on March 25th
"Seeing the Wood for the Trees" is the first event in our Biomass Project and is on Sunday 25th March at the Green Wood Barn in Leigh Woods. To find out more please visit our new Biomass web page.



Posted February 2012


See our new Biomass (wood fuel) page and the Wood Fuel Users Survey
If you use wood fuel please see our new Biomass web page and complete the on-line Wood Fuel Users Survey. The survey will only take a few minutes to do and will enable us to see if there is any scope for local wood fuel supply initiatives.



Posted January 2012


LCG AWARDED GRANT BONANZA
Low Carbon Gordano has been successful in its bid for the Government’s Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF). We bid for just over £100,000 to help assess the potential for renewable energy and energy reduction in the Gordano area of North Somerset which includes Portishead, Pill, the Gordano villages, Abbots Leigh and Leigh Woods.

To read the full details please click on LCG AWARDED GRANT BONANZA



Posted December 2011

Tim BarkerTim Barker - Technical Advisor
Welcome to Tim who has kindly agreed to act as a technical advisor to LCG.
 
To read more about Tim and other advisors please visit our contacts page.




Posted December 2011

Brian TitleyBrian Titley - Business Advisor
Welcome to Brian who has kindly agreed to act as a business advisor to LCG.
 
To read more about Brian please visit our contacts page.



Posted December 2011

Solar Photovoltaic PanelsRecent changes to the Feed in Tariff (FIT) affect our plans to install solar panels on community buildings


On 31 October the Government announced that it intended to reduce the Feed in Tariff (FIT) for solar PV installations by more than 50% from 12 December 2011. The proposed changes for the different sizes of installations are as follows:

Size of installation Feed in tariff
0-4kW 43.3p down to 21p
4-10kW 37.8p down to 16.8p
10kW-50kW 32.9p down to 15.2p

In addition multiple installations owned by a single operator will be further reduced by 20% which will impact on community schemes such as ours. 

To read more visit Department of Energy and Climate Changes (DECC) - FITS review or Energy Saving Trust

Needless to say these changes have a significant impact on our business model as lower FITs mean that we will not have as much money as we hoped to reinvest into the community or to pay to shareholders.

Consultation Period
The Government is now conducting a consultation on these new Feed in Tariffs which gives us an opportunity to influence this decision. The consultation ends on 23rd December 2011. To read our response click onLCG consultation response.

If you wish to have your say please do so by visiting the DECC website at:
DECC's Comprehensive Review Phase 1
 

.... in the meantime

Although we will not be able to finalise our business model until the consultation is over we are still continuing our discussions with schools and other community organisations who are keen to install solar panels. We expect to agree a revised plan early next year.