Help for South West homes to reduce energy bills

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People living in over 3000 social homes in the South West of England will benefit from improvements to boost energy efficiency, following a successful funding bid by the South West Net Zero Hub.  The Hub has received funding of £28.4m and £9.3m to support the delivery of over £82m worth of home upgrades for low […]

£5 million fund for industrial decarbonisation to launch this summer

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Following engagement with the Net Zero Hubs on the concept of taking a place-based approach to industrial decarbonisation, the government has announced the launch of a £5 million Local Industrial Decarbonation Plans (LIDP) competition.   The competition will support groups of industrial businesses such as glass, cement and ceramics manufacturers, to join together in ‘local industrial clusters’. Collaboration […]

Council gets go-ahead for net zero planning policy

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We are delighted to share the news that Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) is the first local authority to receive the go-ahead to adopt planning policy to ensure that future new homes are built to net zero standards, based on total energy use and space heating demand requirements.  Following examination, the Planning Inspector […]

Sunshine powered surfing at The Wave

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Work is set to start on a solar installation to power The Wave surfing lake in South Gloucestershire with 100% renewable energy.  The South West Energy Hub is proud to have played a part in this innovative project by carrying out a feasibility study which supported South Gloucestershire Council to understand the finance of the […]

£36m for green energy projects in the Solent area

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The South West Net Zero Hub has played a successful supporting role in Eastleigh Borough Council’s decision to green light investment in an ambitious programme of ‘Green Living’ projects.  Feasibility studies funded by the Hub have contributed to the programme of exciting ‘Green Living’ projects agreed by the council’s Cabinet last month. The investment in renewable energy systems […]

£5m for home energy improvements in Swindon and Wiltshire

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Some of Swindon and Wiltshire’s most vulnerable households will receive energy efficiency improvements over the next year. The South West Energy Hub, hosted by the West of England Combined Authority, will work with Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council to deliver over £5m worth of home upgrades across Swindon and Wiltshire, following a successful bid […]

South West Energy Hub secures £4.7million for social housing green upgrades

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People living in over 400 social homes in the South West of England will benefit from improvements to boost energy efficiency, following a successful bid by South West Energy Hub. £4.7million of funding provided through the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) will see 467 homes in the region receive new heat pumps, double glazing, […]

Public Sector Smart Meter Guide

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a guide for public sector decision makers within organisations such as local authorities, schools, NHS Trusts, and emergency services. It is aimed at those working on energy and sustainability projects, broader estates management, and finance. The guide includes a selection of case studies to help […]