If the UK is going to achieve its target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, it will have to decarbonise the heat network. In layman’s terms, that means all our gas boilers – and there are more than 20 million of them – will have to be either converted to ‘green’ gas, or…

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Transition Keynsham’s column in Keynsham Voice, July 2020 Across the UK, citizens are emerging into a world that’s both familiar and strange. As I write, we can see our families but not hug them. We can go to pubs but not swimming pools. Only some of our children are back at school, the majority stuck…

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The Local Electricity Bill is a Private Member’s Bill currently making its way through Parliament. Its aim is to make it easier for local energy generators to become suppliers with the right to sell their electricity directly to local customers. This would have a hugely positive impact on community energy, which is why we’ve written…

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City Leap is an ambitious project to make Bristol a zero-carbon, smart energy city by 2030. Through a series of energy and infrastructure investment opportunities it aims to create a healthier and fairer city, create jobs, decarbonise the city and empower residents to take their future into their own hands. Currently, Bristol City Council is…

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The virus that’s sweeping the globe is forcing our society to undergo huge and rapid changes, many of which are already causing suffering and anxiety. The government has invoked the Blitz spirit, and people around the country are rising to the challenge. When we’ve got the virus under control – which we will – with…

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Keynsham Community Energy might have been quiet over the past twelve months, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy! So, what have we been up to? We welcomed a fifth director – Nick Coates – into the fold and have had a number of Directors’ meetings to move our proposed projects on. We’ve held…

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Keynsham Community Energy (KCE) today signed a co-operation agreement with Bath and North East Somerset Council. The agreement means that KCE and B&NES will work together to identify renewable energy projects in Keynsham, help the Council deliver its target of 25% carbon reduction by 2030, and provide opportunities for local people to invest in sustainable…

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Figures just out show that the share of renewables in the UK’s electricity generation hit a record high of 31.7% in the second quarter of 2018.  At the same time, coal dropped to an all-time low of only 1.6%. The figures, from the government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), show that gas…

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The energy regulator, Ofgem has proposed an energy bill price cap of £1,136 a year for “typical usage.” It’s calculated that the cap will save around 11 million households on default deals about £75 on average, although the amount households could save will depend on their usage and supplier. The planned cap will be confirmed…

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More than 5,500 UK churches have put their faith in renewable energy – with church leaders encouraging more faith premises with charitable status to follow suit for their own buildings. Fifteen Anglican cathedrals – including Bristol, , Sheffield and Salisbury – are among the buildings already using 100% green electricity tariffs. Places of worship that…

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