• The Energy Systems Accelerator (mini-TESA) launches!

    The Energy Systems Accelerator (mini-TESA) pilot officially launched yesterday (Thursday 26 May) as a cross-sector, progressive co-working space for a just energy transition in the heart of Oxford. What is mini-TESA? Mini-TESA is a world-leading multi-disciplinary hub and co-working space, championing green innovation.  This 100-person building co-locates the Low Carbon Hub with University of Oxford…
    27th May 2022
  • Learnings from launching a home retrofit service – two years in

    We’re two years into Cosy Homes Oxfordshire, and we’ve learnt a lot about launching a whole house retrofit service For the past two years the Low Carbon Hub has been the lead project partner on Cosy Homes Oxfordshire, developing a one-stop whole house retrofit service to offer homeowners a simple way to reduce the carbon…
    23rd April 2021
  • Free solar panels for community project in Oxfordshire

    Oxford City Council are offering free solar panels to a local community project Oxford City Council have 42 solar panels (350 watts) and an inverter which they are now no longer able to use. They’re hoping to find a new home for them and so are looking for a local community project which could make…
    9th April 2021
  • How to build up the supply chain for retrofit – event this March hosted by Cosy Homes Oxfordshire

    Cosy Homes Oxfordshire‘s whole house retrofit service launched almost two years ago, with the Low Carbon Hub as lead project partner. During that time, we’ve made many learnings about working in the home retrofit sector, but our biggest barrier has always been finding enough trusted and high-quality contractors to deliver home retrofit projects in Oxfordshire…
    22nd February 2021
  • [COMPLETE] Energy Solutions Oxfordshire webinar series – the importance of energy efficiency for businesses

    Join us for webinars on energy efficiency for businesses This autumn Energy Solutions Oxfordshire is holding a series of fortnightly online webinars exploring topics relating to the importance of energy efficiency for businesses – how it can help organisations save money on their energy bills, improve comfort for staff and customers, and do their bit…
    13th August 2020
  • [COMPLETE] Cosy Homes Oxfordshire webinar series – exploring home retrofit

    Join us for webinars on home retrofit and energy efficiency This autumn Cosy Homes Oxfordshire held a series of fortnightly online webinars exploring topics relating to home retrofit and energy efficiency, giving homeowners a chance to gain a better understanding of the importance of home retrofit. The series is now complete, but all of the…
    12th August 2020
  • The UK Government’s Green Homes Grant announcement – what it means for you

    This month the UK government’s economic and finance ministry announced that a £2 billion fund providing grants for home energy improvements work would be set up by September 2020, offering homeowners vouchers to undertake retrofit work. There have been limited details of the scheme released, so it’s difficult to know exactly how it will work at this point.…
    22nd July 2020
  • A smart and fair future for Eynsham: Low Carbon Hub grants programme

    Each year every Community Member of the Low Carbon Hub is eligible to apply for a large grant of up to £5000, to support carbon-cutting activities, and we are usually able to award 2-3 grants per year. This year one of our grant recipients is GreenTEA (Transition Eynsham Area). They applied for a Low Carbon…
    3rd July 2020
  • Solar panels on the rooftop of Wheatley Park School, owned and managed by Low Carbon Hub

    Record-breaking solar generation in the UK – and at the Low Carbon Hub!

    On Tuesday 28 April 2020 the UK’s electricity grid hit a new record for the longest coal-free period since pre-industrial times (previously been held at 18 days), with coal power plants offline from midnight on Friday 10 April. This coal-free period has been due to maximised levels of solar energy generation, due to high levels…
    5th May 2020
  • [CLOSED] Can you help Hook Norton Community Land Trust build their new website?

    Hook Norton Community Land Trust is developing a group of affordable and sustainable homes in the village of Hook Norton. The Trust was officially set up in July 2019 and since then they’ve shared information through hosting a webpage on the website of Hook Norton Low Carbon. But, they now have a wealth of information…
    2nd April 2020