How low carbon is your community? Sharing solutions

How low carbon is your community? Sharing solutions 27th April 2019, 09:15 to 13:15   Do you have good examples of low carbon initiatives in your community? Do you have aspirations to address climate change in your village and are looking for ideas?      Harbury Energy Initiative, in association with the RSA, aims to bring together local communities in …

Finally! Our school is going solar this week

It has taken many years of frustrating failure. We are now on our third effort to equip our village primary school with solar panels. Now it is finally going to happen. We are working with Ineco Energy, a company that specialises in school solar installations using SALIX funding. SALIX is a government fund offering interest free loans to local authorities …

LOCAL PEOPLE GIVEN HELPING HAND TO GET MOBILE BY THE WPH CHARITABLE TRUST

The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £500 to Harbury e-Wheels, an organisation started by HEI and now separate. Working closely with organisations such as local schools, churches, doctors’ surgeries, children’s centres, hospital departments and local authority children’s teams, Harbury e-Wheels serves people of all ages who have been referred for help with transport Co-ordinators of the free service say the …

Where does my energy come from?

A new App is launched   It probably isn’t the most pressing concern in your life but you may have occasionally wondered where your energy comes from locally. Is it from dirty coal, nice clean renewables, nuclear? This new app tells you hour by hour what proportion of each is going into the supply into your home and therefore what …

What did we do in 2017?

I would love to have as much to report for 2017 as in previous years. The fact is that things have been quieter with reduced funding sources, fewer opportunities to develop low carbon schemes for the benefit of our community and, in fairness to the HEI team perhaps, much already completed in previous years. Meanwhile in the background we have …

Harbury e-Wheels in line for Bags of Help from Tesco

  After a wait of several months Harbury e-Wheels, a charitable off-shoot of HEI working with All Saints Church Harbury, has been shortlisted for the public vote in store in Southam Tesco. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from carrier bag sales …

February update

[This was first published in the Harbury and Ladbroke News] I would like to feel that I have a growing loyal readership eager to pore over my monthly contribution but I know I am almost certainly deluded in that. The reality is more likely that it may be some relief to you that I don’t have quite so much to …

What did we do in 2016?

On the road 475 bookings, 1,450 hours of use, 11,500 miles of journey, 5.6 tonnes of carbon saved with nil NOx or hydrocarbon emissions isn’t a bad start for the first eighteen months of a slightly ambitious and experimental rural car club scheme. From the moment that we launched e-Wheels, however, this has steadily overtaken and supplanted private use of …

Plugging in for charity

This blog first appeared on E-Car Club’s website http://www.e-carclub.org In Harbury village you will find one of E-Car Club’s smallest hubs. Nestled behind our community run library and cafe, two Renault Zoes wait for users. They don’t have to wait too long because Harbury Energy Initiative, which won a competitive grant in 2014 from the Department for Transport’s Developing Car Clubs …