Jul
4
6:00 PM18:00

Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: West London Takes Action!

Part of London Climate Action Week

West London has a huge range of community groups already working to improve the environment of their neighbourhoods. Over the past few years, there have also been an increasing number of community energy projects coming forward providing advice to residents on improving energy efficiency, alleviating fuel poverty, and installing solar panels on community buildings. These projects have been designed, created and financed by the local community

There is a real urgency for new projects to come forward, and Community Energy London has worked with the Mayor of London to bring forward the London Community Energy Fund, which is currently supporting over 30 projects across the capital. New London borough carbon offset funds are also emerging which are beginning to support local carbon reduction action.

The past few months has also seen close to 100 UK councils declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’. Across London seven boroughs have passed motions adopting a Climate Emergency, including in west London Ealing Council and Royal Borough of Kingston, and a petition is currently in place for a similar commitment to be made in Hounslow

“Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: West London Takes Action!” will provide an opportunity to:

  • Hear the latest plans from councils who are taking action on tackling climate change

  • Find out how groups have developed community energy projects – from installing solar projects, to supporting energy efficiency retrofits- keeping homes warm with lowering energy bills.

We want to share best practice, find out and support other project ideas that community groups around West London are hoping to progress and build links between groups and councils to deliver a programme of action to help contribute to London’s pathway to zero carbon.

5.45 Registration

  • 6pm Welcome Cllr. Cem Kemahli, Lead Member for the Environment, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

  • Anca Giurgiu, Sustainability Projects Manager, Climate Change Team, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

  • Dave Fuller, Community Energy in Action: Case Study Repowering London

  • Grant Venner, Community Energy in Action: Case Study Ealing Transition

Q&A session and discussion

Further speakers to be confirmed

8pm Close

Snacks and refreshments will be available

Background

The publication of the IPCC’s 1.5°c study has spurred on the debate on climate change as never before. School Climate Strikes, the emergence of Extinction Rebellion and the Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero 2050 study has now led to the government’s pledge earlier this month to amend the 2008 Climate Change Act and legislate for a 2050 zero carbon target, the first government in the world to do this.

This year Community Energy Fortnight (CEF) (22 June to 7 July 2019) coincides with the Mayor’s first London Climate Action Week (LCAW) – taking place 1 – 8 July 2019. This is a major new initiative by the Mayor to showcase London as global city at the forefront of tackling climate change, with the commitment, skills and expertise to achieve his target for London to be a zero carbon city by 2050.

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-energy-in-a-climate-emergency-west-london-takes-action-tickets-63466451866?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

A celebration of Community Energy in South London-one solution for the Climate Emergency

As part of Community Energy fortnight, SE24 and SELCE are delighted to invite you to a celebration of all things sustainable energy in South London. We are fellow members of Community Energy London who are also supporting celebrations in North, East and West London.

The event is to showcase, celebration and to explore what else we need to see from community energy groups, new and existing, to tackle the dual problems of the climate emergency and fuel poverty, both of which are social justice issues.

Everyone is welcome to come and hear from a diverse mixture of speakers and have your say on what you need to see next. Maybe you could even get more involved with a local community energy group.

Schedule:

7.00pm to 7.15pm Drinks and nibbles 

7.15pm to 7.45pm • Opening ‘Big Picture’ session 

Welcome from Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

Outline of local authority Climate Emergency response from Councillor Richard Livingstone, Southwark, and Martin O'Brien, Climate Resilience Manager, Lewisham

7.45pm to 7.55pm • SE24 presentation on Walworth Methodist Church solar project and its benefits

7.55pm to 8.10pm • SELCE presentation on Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency work and new solar projects

8.10pm to 8.20pm • Repowering London presentation on new solar projects in Lambeth

8.20pm to 8.30pm • Greater London Authority's London Community Energy Fund and related policies

8.30pm to 9.00pm • Separate round-table sessions on 4 themes to identify ‘asks’ of politicians and officers: 1. The future of community energy 2. Energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty 3. Community energy on churches 4. Engaging politicians with the climate emergency

9.00pm to 9.15 pm • Final panel Q&A responding to ‘asks’ (15min)

9.15pm to 9.45pm • Networking, drinks and nibbles (30 min) • Videos on show

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-celebration-of-community-energy-in-south-london-one-solution-for-the-climate-emergency-tickets-63445141125

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Jul
2
6:00 PM18:00

Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: North London Takes Action!

Part of London Climate Action Week

Community Energy in North London

North London has a huge range of community groups already working to improve the environment of their neighbourhoods. Over the past few years, there have also been an increasing number of community energy projects coming forward providing advice to residents on improving energy efficiency, alleviating fuel poverty, and installing solar panels on community buildings. These projects have been designed, created and financed by the local community

There is a real urgency for new projects to come forward, and Community Energy London has worked with the Mayor of London to bring forward the London Community Energy Fund, which is currently supporting over 30 projects across the capital. New London borough carbon offset funds are also emerging which are beginning to support local carbon reduction action.

“Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: North London Takes Action!”will provide an opportunity to:

  • Hear the latest plans from councils who are taking action on tackling climate change

  • Find out how groups have developed community energy projects – from installing solar projects, to supporting energy efficiency retrofits- keeping homes warm with lowering energy bills.

We want to share best practice, find out and support other project ideas that community groups around North London are hoping to progress and build links between groups and councils to deliver a programme of action to help contribute to London’s pathway to zero carbon.

17:45 Registration. 18:00 Start. 19:10 Q&A. 20:00 Close

Speakers

  • Cllr Kirsten Hearn, Haringey Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability

  • Daze Aghaji, Extinction Rebellion

  • Joe Baker, Haringey Council, Head of Carbon Management

  • Tanuja Pandit, Power Up North London: Case Study 1

  • Dermot Barnes, Chair, en10ergy : Case Study 2

  • Dermot Barnes, Chair, en10ergy : Working to reduce energy and carbon emissions, Muswell Hill Sustainability Group (MHSG)

  • Liz Ainslie, OnEnergy Project Development Officer, Islington Community Energy Fund, Islington Council

  • Syed Ahmed, Chair Community Energy London, Q&A session

Background

The publication of the IPCC’s 1.5°c study has spurred on the debate on climate change as never before. School Climate Strikes, the emergence of Extinction Rebellion and the Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero 2050 study has now led to the government’s pledge earlier this month to amend the 2008 Climate Change Act and legislate for a 2050 zero carbon target, the first government in the world to do this.

On 1 May 2019 Parliament declared a Climate Emergency (see debate here- starts at 13.47, with the unopposed vote at 18.59) and the past few months has also seen close to 100 councils declaring a Climate Emergency. In North London Haringey passed a motion to adopt a climate emergency in March 2019, and petitions are currently in place for similar commitments to be made in IslingtonCamden, and Enfield with Barnet not far behind.

This year Community Energy Fortnight (CEF) (22 June to 7 July 2019) coincides with the Mayor’s first London Climate Action Week (LCAW) – taking place 1 – 8 July 2019. This is a major new initiative by the Mayor to showcase London as global city at the forefront of tackling climate change, with the commitment, skills and expertise to achieve his target for London to be a zero carbon city by 2050.

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-energy-in-a-climate-emergency-north-london-takes-action-tickets-63329929524?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Jul
1
6:00 PM18:00

Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: East London Takes Action!

This year Community Energy Fortnight (CEF) (22 June to 7 July 2019) coincides with the Mayor’s first London Climate Action Week (LCAW) – taking place 1 – 8 July 2019. This is a major new initiative by the Mayor to showcase London as global city at the forefront of tackling climate change, with the commitment, skills and expertise to achieve his target for London to be a zero carbon city by 2050.

The past few months has also seen close to 100 UK councils declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’. Across London seven boroughs have passed motions adopting a Climate Emergency, including in East London Tower HamletsNewhamHackneyWaltham Forest, and with petitions currently in place in Redbridge and Havering.

East London has a huge range of community groups already working to improve the environment of their neighbourhoods. Over the past few years, there have also been an increasing number of community energy projects coming forward providing advice to residents on improving energy efficiency, alleviating fuel poverty, and installing solar panels on community buildings. These projects have been designed, created and financed by the local community

There is a real urgency for new projects to come forward, and Community Energy London has worked with the Mayor of London to bring forward the London Community Energy Fund, which is currently supporting over 30 projects across the capital. New London borough carbon offset funds are also emerging which are beginning to support local carbon reduction action.

Register for the event here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-energy-in-a-climate-emergency-east-london-takes-action-tickets-63467358578?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Community Energy in a Climate Emergency
Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

Community Energy in a Climate Emergency

Come along to this event organised by Community Energy London as part of Community Energy Fortnight 2019!

Nearly 100 councils across the country have now declared Climate Emergency. In London this includes the boroughs of GreenwichSouthwarkLambethNewhamHaringeyEalingTower HamletsWaltham Forest and also the Greater London Authority. In addition, petitions are now in place for similar action in CamdenIslington ,Merton, and Westminster.

Community energy groups across London have been actively working in their areas to deliver innovative carbon reduction and fuel poverty alleviation projects. The Mayor has supported groups through the introduction of the London Community Energy Fund (LCEF) with other 30 projects now in play across the capital – and more projects planned.

Community Energy in a Climate Emergency will explore how councils and communities can work together to deliver energy and climate projects and set out longer term strategies to move towards zero carbon.

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-energy-in-a-climate-emergency-city-hall-tickets-62984282685?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Solar SOAS Launch Party
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Solar SOAS Launch Party

At the end of September Solar SOAS installed the first set of community-owned solar panels on the roof of SOAS' main building. Now it's time to celebrate this achievement! Come along on the 9th of November to the Brunei Gallery to meet the team behind the project, the people who helped it all happen, and more!

The event is free and with refreshments - book your ticket here to attend! https://soassolarbration.eventbrite.co.uk

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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

'This Changes Everything' Screening!

There will be a screening of 'This Changes Everything' in SOAS, Vernon Square, room V111 from 7-10PM. The event is co-hosted by Divest Tower Hamlets and Fossil Free SOAS. Come along to watch a great documentary and to hear a little about the various divestment projects going on!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-changes-everything-screening-and-discussion-tickets-3130103223

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/561615733993224/

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