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Low Carbon Hub advisors have created a bank of trusted resources to help you on your community journey. Each of the blog posts links to relevant resources in the library, whether its a guide, template, tool, case study or useful link.  read more...
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Locality is the leading nationwide network of community enterprises, development trusts, settlements and social action centres. We believe that every community is a place of possibility. We support organisations to work effectively through best practice on community enterprise, community asset... read more...
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New renewable energy guide for communitiesA practical guide for communities who want to generate their own clean, green power has been launched by national charity ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England). The guide comes hot on the heels of the Government’s announcement of a £... read more...
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Since its founding in 1997, The Corner House has aimed to support democratic and community movements for environmental and social justice, whether they are locally-based struggles for land or water rights or better health care; campaigns against destructive mining, dam or forestry projects; or... read more...
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The State of NatureState of Nature ReportThis report was published in May 2013 , but with relatively little fanfare. A coalition (mmm couldn’t they have thought of a better word?) of 25 different wildlife organisations compiled an inventory of more than 3,000 of our native species. 60% of... read more...
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Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the Future : Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the Future describes a scenario in which the UK has risen to the challenges of the 21st century. It is 2030. We have acknowledged our historical responsibility as a long-industrialised nation and made our contribution to... read more...
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The biggest ever study of domestic water use in Great Britain. The report commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust Foundation in partnership with DEFRA, Procter and Gamble, Thames Water, Consumer Council for Water and SaveWaterSaveMoney, presents the findings from a study of more than 86,000... read more...
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 This document is an update to the original Renewable Energy Strategy (2005) appendix “Unpacking the Technologies.” Since that time a large amount of useful information on renewable energy technologies has been placed in the public domain and therefore information... read more...
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The goal of REScoop 20-20-20 is to promote the renewable energy sources cooperatives model of local citizen involvement in RES energy. The European Union wants more renewable energy production and citizen-led initiatives such as REScoop can help. The project will make an inventory of the existing... read more...
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Our woodlands have been established over many years in a relatively stable climate. Tree species selection has assumed that these climatic conditions will remain constant. This key assumption no longer applies.We know our woodlands will be affected.We need to ensure that the forests and woodlands... read more...
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