Energy Group

For group members: (not just Nicola) - Glossary

Next meeting: Wednesday 15th June., 8.00pm, Patrick's place (off Coldhams Lane). Contact Nicola for details . The main topic will be embodied energy and carbon in stuff (and possibly in services we buy as well).

Read about last month's discussion on the circular economy on the TC media blog here

Latest News and events

New Energy Saving Personal Checklist

The Energy Group now have a tool to give you a personalised checklist with ideas to help you save energy. The checklist links into our existing advice web pages and other resources. This survey and checklist was developed starting from Cambridge Carbon Footprint's Climate Friendly Homes materials so thanks to CCF for letting us use them. We would really like your feedback so please fill in the feedback form after you have looked at your checklist.

New FAQ on Financing Retrofit

Take a look at our new page giving an overview of grants, loans and the renewable energy incentives - the Feed in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Interactive house heat loss model

Nicola has put together a web page to show you roughly where you are losing most heat from your house. Try it on your house! It is based on the simple house heating model in her book.

Electricity monitors

Did you know that you can borrow a real-time electricity monitor from Cambridge Carbon Footprint - details here. The energy group also has some plug-in meters for individual appliances. If you would like to borrow this contact Nicola.

Help Wanted

Please email us if you would like to help or contribute your ideas, whether or not you can come to meetings.

At the moment we are particularly looking for assistance with:

  • Planning for the next forum
  • Business startup - we are starting a co-op company to run communuty energy projects. Could you help us find suitable sites, or investors? There is more about the project here
  • Authoring FAQ pages and fact sheets, both writing the answers and writing the questions so you don't have to be an expert to help. Some ideas for more: lighting, heritage buildings ...

By the way, Nicola's thermographic pictures of houses in Cambridge are still here.