CWL news Feb 2015

February 12th, 2015 by

From government funding for urban renewable energy to the role of the Merton Rule in local planning policy, a new tool for processing local energy data and innovations in energy storage.

Plus why is E.ON splitting its brand? and Bristol kicks off the year as European Green Capital.

Here’s our latest newsletter.

Government funding available for urban community renewable energy projects.

UCEF Briefing for Churches & church groupsThe Government has launched the Urban Community Energy Fund (UCEF). With a £10m pot the fund is intended to kick-start renewable energy generation projects in urban communities across England.

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E.ON splits brand to focus on renewables & energy efficiency.

E.ON splits brand to focus on renewables & energy efficiencyIs E.ON’s move market repositioning or an indication of a more fundamental response to growing pressure on the fossil fuel sector?

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Battery to the future – 2015 looks set to herald new innovations in large and small-scale electricity storage.

Battery to the futureThe technical options for electricity storage looks set to increase in 2015 as a range of new come on stream.

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Going for a Merton? The increasing importance of the Merton Rule in a changed planning system.

Featured image house construction 20-01-2015.001The Government’s policy of cutting regulation has left the Merton Rule as one of the few remaining tools for LPA’s wanting developers to build lower impact, lower running cost new homes that exceed Building Regulations.

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EnergyMap adds shape and colour to Local Authority energy data.

EnergyMapEnergyMap, a new, free, app should assist LA’s to plan energy efficiency expenditure with greater certainty.

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Bristol kicks off European Green Capital Year with high-wire spectacular.

Bridging the GapBristol ‘bridges the gap’ to launch 2015 as Europe’s Green Capital.

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Written by

Environmental consultant, facilitator, founder & Director of Climate Works Ltd.