Raw Output from workshop This is merely the typed up notes from the workshop. Workshop attendees should suggest any updates in comments. Or add extra thoughts since the workshop. Flipchart What can we do? - Schools - Individual homes - Tenements (and other flats) are communities. How do we get together with neighbours to take … Continue reading PEG Energy Workshop 4th October 2009
Changeworks has great pleasure in inviting you to the Energy Heritage fact finding seminar for community groups. Date: 14th October 2009 Time: 11.45 to 4.45 (includes a networking lunch) Venue: The City of Edinburgh Methodist Mission, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9BP Cost: free The day will include presentations from experts at Changeworks, Lister Housing … Continue reading Energy Heritage fact finding seminar for community groups
Tuesday 22nd September 2009 at 7.30pm Dean Parish Church Hall, Dean Path The City of Edinburgh Council has identified a number of sites along the Water of Leith suitable for placing micro hydroelectric power generators. One such site is the lower weir downstream from West Mill in Dean Village. The generator would provide 50 - … Continue reading Public meeting: Hydroelectric Power generation in Dean Village
Energy Saving Scotland advice centre has sent out a mailshot to households in the following Edinburgh wards this week: Balerno Dalmeny & Kirkliston Queensferry Craigleith Gyle SE & NE Corstorphine It offers loft insulation and cavity wall insulation at £199 each. Every household on the electoral roll will receive this letter, except those that are … Continue reading Anyone for insulation…?
Lots of towns and cities have Transition initiatives and are working on Energy Descent Action Plans. With climate change and oil increasingly in the news we are all more aware generally of better practices. So what are the issues of particular relevance to those living in Edinburgh? Multi-occupancy - like in other cities, many of … Continue reading Home energy issues specific to life in Edinburgh?
Attendees: Alistair Hamilton, Scott Langley Agenda Review of previous minutes General discussion of progress and ideas Discussion The minutes of the previous meetings were reviewed and AH detailed any further information to SL. The main point noted throughout the review was the question of “Where to get involved?” AH stated that raising awareness is the … Continue reading Energy / Power Sub Group Meeting 14/4/2008
Attendees: Keith Farvis, Alister Hamilton, Judith Shepherd, Liam Young The information gathering since the first meeting on 21/1, and additional information brought by Liam to this meeting, highlighted how much is already going on in Edinburgh that we weren’t all aware of. A challenge for a communities-based initiative such as Transition Towns is to decide … Continue reading Energy / Power Sub Group Meeting 18/2/2008
Attendees: Keith Farvis, Alister Hamilton, Judith Shepherd We are in the process of gathering information (see attached short report) on the expected problems with gas and other fuels in addition to peak oil. Apart from the intention to develop more understanding of the facts and issues we suggest the following aims for the group: To … Continue reading Energy / Power Sub Group Meeting 21/1/2008
Mark Lazarowicz MP has been progressing a community energy initiative in North Edinburgh since 2006 http://www.edinburghcommunityenergy.btik.com A public meeting was held on Saturday 17th November 2007 at South Leith Parish Church Halls, Henderson Street, Leith. Members of the community applied to join a co-operative at that meeting. Edinburgh Community Energy Co-operative Ltd was subsequently set … Continue reading Edinburgh Community Energy Co-operative Ltd
Energy is crucial to life. From the most basic food to fuels for heat, light, transport etc. Most energy is currently derived from fossil fuels. Most food relies on oil for tractors, fertiliser, transport to supermarkets etc. It is widely recognised that significant changes will have to be made in the fairly near future - … Continue reading March 2008 Energy and Power