Marches Energy Agency (MEA)
was founded in 1998 and is a registered charity and social enterprise. We specialise in the delivery of practical, effective and creative ways of promoting energy reduction and renewable energy solutions.
Our mission is:
- to address fuel poverty
- to enhance local energy security and resilience
- to help create low carbon citizens, communities, organisations and economies.
Our approach is:
Innovative: We seek in all that we do to be innovative. The scale of the energy trilemma (affordability, security & low carbon) calls for new ways of thinking and new ways of doing.
Community Centred: The community is at the heart of all that we do. We have to try to engage whole communities on the low carbon/sustainable journey.
Practical and exciting: Energy can be dull. We try to make it exciting (or at least less dull!) and always practical.
Sustainable: What we provide has to endure long after we have moved on to the next project. We always aim to leave a lasting legacy.
MEA has a highly qualified, creative and vibrant workforce that is focused on solutions. We seek to inspire, educate and offer practical help to individuals, private and public sector organisations to help them to firstly understand climate change and our wider energy challenges, and then to become part of the solution.
Our large and varied portfolio of projects falls into a number of distinct themes:
Energy Strategy: helping organisations understand their energy & environment impact and develop strategies for improvement
Affordable Warmth: assisting people find ways of keeping their homes warm and healthy at lower cost
Community Energy: mobilising and supporting communities to use/generate energy more sustainably
Knowledge and Learning: providing the skills and information to take action on energy use
Events and Engagement: Involving and inspiring people in energy efficiency and sustainability
Energy Monitoring: giving individuals the data to control their energy use
Research: developing the insights and techniques needed for more progress for everyone