Tue, 2015-01-20 12:12
Over the last few years MEA has been working with an increasing range of partners to explore, map and develop a wider vision for local food in north Staffordshire.
This has been made possible as so many local food growing initiatives have started to emerge. There is also significant interest from Stoke-on-Trent Public Health who see this as an opportunity to address both physical and mental health and wellbeing issues, which are already emerging at grassroots level.
There are opportunities around growing, food preparation, community development, localising supply chains and creating economic opportunity.
It feels like it has the potential to be very creative and exciting space and we look forward to developing both the vision and the opportunity in the next few years.
An immediate step is to run a conference in early 2015 to develop and strengthen the vision.
This work has been possible by the generous support of the Middleport Environment Centre.
Fri, 2015-01-16 13:20
Free Energy Advice Sessions for Your Community
Available until 13th March 2015
Are there people in your community living in inefficient housing, on low incomes or in fuel poverty? Do they struggle to:
To find out more and book a session contact: Caroline Harmon:email@example.com / 07748 508704.
Mon, 2015-01-05 09:41
We've recently made some display boards for Derbyshire Eco Centre. They were launched by one of the council's elected members at the council's Climate Change launch on 12th December.
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Wed, 2014-12-10 09:42
We are pleased to have been commissioned by Severnside Housing Group to refresh the Environmental Impact Review (EIR) that they delivered in 2011.
The EIR recommended carbon reduction targets which were integrated into the group’s Environmental Strategy and Corporate plan.
MEA also modelled the energy savings possible from installing photovoltaic panels and LED lighting.
Severnside Housing Group reported that following working with Marches Energy Agency they installed 60kWp of PV panels on 15 of their non-residential buildings. The expected CO2e savings being just under 29 Tonnes per year, each year, for 25 years.
In addition Severnside have installed LED strip lights in their Offices in Brassey Rd and Knights Way. This gives considerable energy savings over the fluorescent tubes which they replaced along with an improved quality of light.’
Wed, 2014-12-10 09:11
A new round of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) will opened for applications at 9am on Wednesday 10th December.
Up to £5,600 will be available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of installing energy saving measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall insulation and floor insulation.
Domestic energy customers can now receive:
Up to £30 million in vouchers will be available and details of further releases will be announced on a quarterly basis with the next release expected in February 2015. The £30 million will be split into two categories:
Once the funding under each category has been committed, no more applications will be taken for that category – though applications will still be taken for the other category if funds are still available.
Making an Application
To complete the two-stage application process, householders will need:
Householders are encouraged to get more than one quote, particularly when they are having expensive work done, to make sure they are getting the best deal available.
Funds are Limited
Funds are limited and DECC may vary the terms of the scheme (including the incentive rates) or suspend or close the scheme, with immediate effect, without notice and at any time as happened earlier this year.
More information about how to apply to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.