WELCOME TO THE
LOW CARBON HUB

Creating energy we can
all feel good about

The Low Carbon Hub is a social enterprise that’s out to prove we can meet our energy needs in a way that’s good for people and good for the planet.

We develop community-owned renewable energy installations across Oxfordshire that not only produce clean energy but accelerates the transition to the zero carbon energy system we need for the future, providing electricity, heat and a clean transport system, all powered by renewables.

The installations also produce an ongoing income, which is reinvested in further carbon cutting projects. We help local organisations become more energy efficient, fund green innovation, and back further community energy projects. We make every pound of investment work hard to bring our vision of a smart and fair energy system to life.

We’re at the heart of a growing partnership of people and organisations across Oxfordshire, working together, for a low carbon future.

The UK’s energy system is changing, and through innovation projects such as Project LEO, we are playing a central role in developing the smart, flexible electricity system of the future in Oxfordshire. One that benefits us all.

CAPZero

Community Action Plan for Zero Carbon Energy (CAPZero) is the first local energy action plan in the UK developed at a community level. A zero carbon energy system is possible if we act now, both locally, at primary substation level, and nationally.

The latest Hub news

  • News story

    We welcome five new community groups to our network

    20 May 2024
    Our community groups are at the heart of Low Carbon Hub’s work across Oxfordshire and continue to be inspirational in tackling climate change. We have just welcomed five new groups, from rural South Oxfordshire to bustling Kidlington, to our network of low carbon community groups, bringing the total to 46.   Burford BEAgles Burford Environmental Action…

It’s a combination of experience, knowledge, and idealism that makes the Low Carbon Hub so special.

ELEANOR WATTS
Rose Hill and Iffley Low Carbon

Our impact

We’re working hard to create an energy system that’s good for people, and good for the planet. As always, we want to achieve so much more, but we’re proud of the progress we’ve made so far.

55
Renewable energy installations
2,631
tonnes of CO₂ saved every year
12.46
GWh of clean energy generation a year
£2m
lifetime anticipated savings on electricity bills by hosts
£2.7m
lifetime anticipated community benefit donation to Oxfordshire communities
1,758
Investor members who help finance our projects and bring projects into community ownership

We are at the heart of a collective effort to catalyse a low carbon economy in Oxfordshire, both through powering down to decrease energy demand and through powering up to increase renewable energy supply. As part of this work, Low Carbon Hub develops innovation pilots around community energy to help the sector expand more rapidly.

  • Programme

    FutureFit Area Based Insetting (FABI)  

    FutureFit Area Based Insetting (FABI) is a partnership project between Oxford City Council and Low Carbon Hub. It aims to explore how localised ‘insetting’ can be used to help fund retrofit projects across the city and support our net-zero goals.    The problem  At present 60% of carbon emissions in Oxford are from buildings, of which…