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Time to look again at renewables for Ipswich?

The Urban Community Energy Fund has been launched today, giving community groups in England the opportunity to bid for grants of up to £20,000, or loans of up to £130,000. The number of community owned renewable energy schemes in England … Continue reading

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Sustainability Cinema @ UCS – Tuesday 3rd June

The films we’ve screened this season have looked at the sustainability challenge from various perspectives – social, economic and environmental. To round the season off our final film In Transition 2.0 shows how communities are responding to these challenges in … Continue reading

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Thorington Barn Wind Turbine project

Project background Ipswich Borough Council is investigating the wind energy potential of land it owns at Thorington Barn, adjacent to the A14. The site (shown in red on the map) was earmarked for wind energy development by the Council in … Continue reading

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Energy efficient homes and sustainable woodfuel

Two hot topics in one evening! Barry Hammick from Transition Stour Valley told us about about his journey “from Power House to Super Home”. He explained how he and Sue were typical consumers for most of their lives until a … Continue reading

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12V Solar Lighting System

For the last six months, I’ve used a solar powered lighting system for a reading light and mood lighting at home, storing sunlight for later usage. This is all about resilience rather than energy saving as such – with this … Continue reading

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Steve P & Joanne B planting biomass willow at London Road allotments

Steve P and Joanne B were planting the next round of biomass willow trees on “the boggy bit” of the London Road alloments today. Biomass willow is very fast growing, and the first wood logs should be ready within 5 … Continue reading

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Biochar talk by Dave Faulkner at the Energy Group meeting 30 Jan 2011

Dave Faulkner from Climate Associates presented a talk about biochar. This is where wood or other biomass is heated under controlled conditions to drive off woodgas (syngas) which can be used to power internal combustion engines. If the process is … Continue reading

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Biochar – Ipswich’s Role in its Production

Organised by the TI Energy Group, David Faulkner will be giving a talk about Biochar and Ipswich’s role in its production and use as a fertiliser. When: Sunday 30th January, 7:30pm. Venue: Ronnie’s Bar, McGintys, IP1 3BY. If you require … Continue reading

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Energy Group Visioning, 26 Sept, McGinty’s

This meeting followed a mind-mapping format which Eric did a great job of pulling the strands of the discussion together to produce the map shown below

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