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Latest on Communiheat, and some new green funding!

The Ovesco team has been out and about in Barcombe quite a bit of late. We had our event at the village hall in June, and our stall at the Barcombe Bonfire event in July. We even did a spot of door knocking!

A Barcombe resident talks about fitting a heat pump to her house and why she did it

A Barcombe resident talks about fitting a heat pump to her house and why she did it

Bex Washington talks to CommuniHeat about her experience of fitting a heat pump to her home and what the impact has been for her.

CommuniHeat update for Barcombe News (July edition)

CommuniHeat update for Barcombe News (July edition)

If you did come in June you’ll have seen the launch of “Our Energy: Barcombe.” This initiative is all about how we Barcombe residents can join together to make decisions around the future of our energy, based on the results of CommuniHeat. Because that’s what community energy is about, in a nutshell – ownership, resilience and empowerment for communities.

CommuniHeat Event on June 25th – save the date!

CommuniHeat Event on June 25th – save the date!

With the lifting of lockdown, we’ve been able to plan for our live Barcombe Zero Carbon event! We’ll be hosting it at the Village hall on June 25th, from 2-7pm. Since the project started, we’ve been having regular online gatherings. These have been well attended and well received (thanks to those who came to our May webinars) but we know that Zoom calls aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. So, do come along and meet us face to face! It doesn’t matter if you’ve been following the CommuniHeat project from the start, or you’ve just decided you’d like to know more.

CommuniHeat Update, and Key Dates for your Diary!

CommuniHeat Update, and Key Dates for your Diary!

As I write this piece, the UK is slowly emerging from lockdown. We’re delighted that during this most challenging of times, we’ve been able to keep on track with our mission for our village to reach net zero emissions.

future Net Zero podcast features CommuniHeat

future Net Zero podcast features CommuniHeat

Ashita Anand, Innovation Project Lead at UK Power Networks, and Ollie Pendered, CEO of Community Energy South, spoke to future Net Zero about the barriers and opportunities involved, as well as what further action is needed and how other communities can participate and drive behaviour change to reach net zero.

Webinar for Barcombe village telling the villagers about CommuniHeat

Webinar for Barcombe village telling the villagers about CommuniHeat

4th February 2021 webinar recording for Barcombe village.

A reminder about Ovesco’s Bill Checking Service

A reminder about Ovesco’s Bill Checking Service

So let’s talk about your energy bills. You know they’re really important. And you know you really ought to check them to make sure you’re paying the right amount. And you need look into whether you can get a better deal from your current supplier, and shop around and see what else is out there.

CommuniHeat update

CommuniHeat update

Well, it’s all been happening! And despite the challenges of undertaking a pioneering project during such unprecedented times, CommuniHeat is well on track.

Sussex village to become zero carbon role model

Sussex village to become zero carbon role model

A Sussex village could hold one of the keys to helping the UK reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Residents in Barcombe, East Sussex, are helping their local electricity network operator to create a model roadmap for ‘greener’ home heating that will in time show the way for other communities to follow suit.

Barcombe News – Reducing your home’s carbon footprint and lowering energy bills

Barcombe News – Reducing your home’s carbon footprint and lowering energy bills

We’ve put together a robust Covid-19 policy that follows official advice, and our local Energy Champions and residents have been issued with guidance for home visits.

CommuniHeat project in Barcombe featured by BBC

CommuniHeat project in Barcombe featured by BBC

A scheme which would see an entire village switch from oil to electric heating could become a blueprint for millions of ...

Barcombe News – updates from CommuniHeat

Barcombe News – updates from CommuniHeat

We’ve had a busy month at Ovesco! Since December’s piece in Barcombe News, dozens of residents have got in touch wanting to get involved with CommuniHeat. Many of you have kindly given us permission to install energy-use monitors and conduct energy-use surveys within your homes.

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