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Update 5 February 2019
Gloucestershire’s Energy Strategy – from GFirst LEP
Please follow the link here to download a copy of Gloucestershire’s Energy Strategy from the GFirst LEP website: https://www.gfirstlep.com/content/?contentID=926
- It sets out how Gloucestershire can play its part in achieving a zero carbon energy future and by committing to become carbon neutral by 2050.
- The Road map identifies specific activities to ensure short, medium and long term changes from 2019 – 2025 whilst ensuring all policies and programmes respect the strategy’s ambitions.
- An overarching SWOT identifies Gloucestershire’s strengths as well as areas for development, with the 9 key building blocks underpinning the commitment required to deliver these.
- There is emphasis on embedding the strategy into local plans and the ambitions outlined are already starting to be included in the development of projects within the county. This will also play a key role in the development of the county’s Local Industrial Strategy.
E-mail of 17 Oct 2018
Please find attached the note of decisions and actions from the meeting of the Community Energy Action Group on 15 October.
I’d also like to draw your attention to:
- An opportunity for residents of Kingswood, Wickwar and Hillesley to serve on an advisory panel to review applications to the community benefit fund of Resilient Energy Mounteney Renewables. If you know anyone from those areas that might be interested please let them see the attached flyer from the Resilience Centre. Closing date is 31 October.
- Transition Stroud’s Eco Home events on 3 and 10 November. See https://www.facebook.com/events/287112462108080/ for details.
- An invite to Nailsworth Climate Action Town’s meeting with Alan Whitehead MP, Labour’s energy and climate change shadow minister, at the Arkell Centre Nailsworth Thursday 29th November 7.15 for 7.30 start. The meeting will discuss: how current Labour Party policies can be turned into a holistic plan to urgently transition us to a low carbon sustainable Britain; and how national policy could help local communities play their part in this transition. Please e-mail NCAT’s secretary email@example.com if you intend to go.
- The attached stimulus paper which informed discussion at the recent stakeholder workshop to inform preparation of a Gloucestershire Energy Strategy. We should have opportunity to comment on a draft of the strategy – watch out for an update!
As ever, if you have comments, observations or suggestions, or want to have a chat about things community energy, please get in touch.
Convenor, Transition Stroud Community Energy Action Group
07803 905 430
E-mail of 7 Sep 2018
I attach the draft note of the decisions and actions from the Community Energy Action Group meeting on 4 September.
The ‘headline’ action is the establishment of a task group to develop proposals on how to make an ‘identify-encourage-enable’ approach to project development, and working with Gloucestershire Community Energy Cooperative (GCEC), work effectively in practice. The task group will report back to the next meeting of the action group in October (watch out for a separate e-mail ‘doodling’ for dates).
Please also consider the following actions:
2 PV on Schools: please let Alison Crane know if you have good contacts with an Academy secondary school (firstname.lastname@example.org), so that GCEC can open discussions about installing rooftop PV before the FIT ends next March.
14 Gloucestershire Energy Strategy: if you want to input to strategy development, register for the stakeholder workshop on 9 Oct at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gloucestershire-energy-strategy-stakeholder-workshop-tickets-48797197732.
20 Information/research: if you’d like access to our extensive on-line library of material about renewable and community energy please let me know and I’ll make it so.
21 Skills inventory: if you or a friend/colleague have skills and experience that could be offered to the group, please let me know. This might include, for example, renewable energy development, energy audits, project management, fundraising, community engagement and partnership working (to name but a few!). If you’d like a chat about this give me a ring.
Any further comments or thoughts, please get in touch!
Convenor, Community Energy Action Group
07803 905 430