Communicating energy and climate change

January 26th, 2015

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

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

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January 31st, 2014

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Is reciprocal assistance the key to cutting energy costs in the public sector & businesses?

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New approaches to marketing suggest there may be better ways of raising energy awareness amongst staff and cutting energy costs. Read more

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September 9th, 2013

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High Speed 2 – might less be Moore when it comes to better connectivity?

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The Government may be defending HS2, but there are plenty who think the wheels have already come off this project. Read more

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August 30th, 2013

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Carbon off-setting – are renewables a better CSR option?

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Many businesses use carbon off-setting as a way of dealing with residual carbon emissions under their CSR and environmental policies. But in the light of rapidly rising energy prices could renewables be a better option? Read more

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May 27th, 2013

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Rising energy prices – cost calculator

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For many  consumers expenditure on energy has doubled over the last 5 to 6 years. Here is a free, simple-to-use, energy cost calculator, which allows you to look at the impact of this type of growth on your energy costs and to compare three growth scenarios which you can set. The results are provided as a spreadsheet and graph.

Download the spreadsheet here: Climate Works Ltd Energy cost doubling scenario tool 27-06-2013 Read more

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May 16th, 2013

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Smart energy meters – a quick guide

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Smart energy meters tell you not only how much energy you have used in total, but how that use has varied over time. Here is a quick guide to the features and benefits and how to get one installed. Read more

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March 14th, 2013

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Lessons from GreenTalk – Tips on running live, TED™-style events

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In June 2011 CWL produced GreenTalk as part of what is now Bristol’s Big Green Week. The idea was to present environmental issues in a new and engaging way through an evening of short, sometimes very short, talks on a range of environmental topics, under the headings of climate, energy, and the natural world. These were filmed before a live audience and then made available for free on-line. Read more

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March 12th, 2013

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Walking home with the real village people. An effective way to get people talking about energy efficiency

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In 2011/12 we worked with the village of Marshfield in South Gloucestershire on a community energy project (Marshfield Energy Project) funded by the Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF).

As ever the question was how do you get people interested in energy efficiency which is decidedly unsexy, and often viewed as being difficult and dull at best.

Working with local artist Scott Farlow, Arabella Tresilian and Matthew Hemson of the Therapeutic Media Company came up with an original and creative idea to get people talking about energy efficiency. Read more

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