Monthly Archives: October 2011

Energy workshop

Come to Robsart Street Tuesday 18 October between 9.30 and 12.30 and attend this free energy efficiency advice workshop held by Martin Abraham from Community Draught Busters. You will be surprised on what you can do to make small changes in your behaviour that will reflect in the amount of energy you use and the money you need to spent. Bring your energy bills if you want help in finding out which tariff you are paying, we can also help you to switch your provider or find a cheaper tariff. It will be an inspiring morning, you will definitely walk away with knowledge that you want to share.

Brixton Energy has a roof!

Brixton Energy (the first active group of Repowering South London) has identified the roofs for its first project Brixton Solar 1. They plan to put several hundred square metres of solar panels on the top of buildings on the Loughborough Estate, working with Lambeth Council, the Low Carbon Zone, United Residents Housing and the Loughborough Estate Management Board.

And, essentially, the residents of Brixton whom we will be asking to invest in this local resilience project. A Community Share Offer will be made later this year and we plan to get the panels up and generating by the end of March!

If you would like to join the team working to make this happen contact Kees and join us at our weekly meetings on Monday nights, 7-9pm @ the Trinity Arms SW9 8DR.

If you’ve got it in the bank, put it on the roof!

If you would like to be an investor, generating around 3% per annum on your investment, please sign up here. It will be  the first opportunity for the people of Brixton to invest in a local Community Energy Efficiency Fund whilst still getting a useful return on their money.

This may be a first in London!

Brixton energy group founded

Exciting times! Things are moving fast with the Brixton Energy Group and we will be looking to constitute our group at our next general meeting on Monday the 5th of September. This will be at the TTB Shared Space open evening at the Loughborough Centre, corner of Angell Road and Barrington Road, SW9 7PD. 7-9pm refreshments available from 6pm.

The aim of the group is to:

  • Start generating renewable energy in Brixton
  • Develop opportunities for a community investment vehicle
  • Increase resilience by reducing dependence on big energy companies
  • Use retained profits to educate residents about energy efficiency
  • Tackle fuel poverty
  • Provide training and employment for local people

 

If you are interested in community owned energy and are keen to get involved the please come along to our next meeting. Contact Kees. You can have a look at our draft constitution here, or to find out more about the Brixton Energy Group you can have a look at on our Project Dirt page.

Agenda

  • Reception
  • Presentations and Vision
  • Review and agreement of the constitution followed by the election of committee members
  • Breakout into groups to learn more about specific parts of the Brixton Energy Group
  • Wrap up and celebration

 

Many thanks and look forward to see you all there in September!