• Community Benefit and large-scale ground mount solar PV 

    To achieve our net zero goals, we need to prioritise a diverse mix of renewable energy sources to revolutionise our energy landscape.  Key components of this transition include a substantial increase in wind power capacity, both onshore and offshore. Additionally, solar energy will play a pivotal role, in the form on rooftop and large-scale ground…
    22 February 2024
  • Interest-free loan now available for Oxfordshire County Council maintained schools to install energy saving measures 

    Oxfordshire County Council have re-launched an interest-free loan scheme to provide county maintained schools the opportunity to install energy saving measures. After a successful first round of funding last year in which four schools were supported, the loan offer re-launches this year with limited funding available on a first come, first served basis. The offer…
    14 February 2024
  • Press release: Oxford City Council and Low Carbon Hub Awarded £150,000 for Local Carbon ‘Insetting’ initiative

    Oxford’s journey to becoming a net-zero carbon city by 2040 has received a £150,000 investment by the government to explore a new approach to funding retrofitting projects within the city. Oxford City Council and Low Carbon Hub have been awarded £150,000 from Innovate UK’s Net Zero Living program for their ‘FutureFit Area Based Insetting’ (FABI)…
    18 December 2023
  • Fuel Poverty Awareness Day and the importance of energy efficiency

    Fuel Poverty Awareness Day serves as a reminder that access to affordable and sustainable energy is a basic human right. We need to prioritise energy efficiency as one way of addressing fuel poverty while we work towards a future that is more environmentally responsible and equitable. Approximately 6.3 million households in the UK currently struggle…
    30 November 2023
  • Navigating the Energy Price Cap: what it means for you

    Just as temperatures are starting to drop, it’s been announced that energy prices in the UK are set to rise by 5% in from January 2024. In this blog we explore what that might mean for local residents. The increase represents a climb from £1,834 to £1,928 a year for a typical annual energy bill…
    24 November 2023
  • Low Carbon Hub’s Thermal Imaging Training Workshop, 18 October at County Hall, Oxford

    There’s so much interest in thermal imaging from our community groups at the moment and it’s easy to see why. The nights are drawing in and It’s starting to get colder, heating is being switched on and energy prices are rising, making it increasingly important to heat our homes efficiently. A thermal imaging project is…
    30 October 2023
  • Energy Solutions Oxfordshire: Helping Oxfordshire organisations become leaner, greener, and more resilient

    Energy Solutions Oxfordshire (ESOx) is a service delivered by Low Carbon Hub in partnership with Oxford Brookes University. We’ve been making impressive strides, supporting local businesses towards a greener and more cost-effective future. This is evident in the tangible benefits we can bring to workplaces around Oxfordshire, marking a positive shift in the way we all…
    25 October 2023
  • Draughtbusters – It’s easier than you think to set up! July 2023 

    That’s the message from Sustainable Wantage’s Draughtbusting team, who recently shared their experience of setting up their Draughtbusters project in Wantage, with other Low Carbon Hub and CAG community groups from across Oxfordshire, at a meeting at County Hall, Oxford.   The evening was hosted by Low Carbon Hub, CAG Network and Oxfordshire County Council Retrofit…
    31 July 2023
  • Sustainable Living: Energy Saving Homes is back this September! 

    Energy Saving Homes returns to show what is possible when it comes to retrofitting your house and how you can make steps towards tackling climate breakdown, and lowering home operating expenses.  Energy Saving Homes is making a comeback during the Oxford Open Doors event over the weekend of 9-10 September 2023. This year, in partnership…
    14 July 2023
  • Reflections on OxFutures: delivering low carbon growth through collaboration

    In March 2023 the £4.2M OxFutures project came to an end.  It delivered on its ambition to grow Oxfordshire’s low carbon economy and has created a significant legacy. Alison Grunewald reflects on the importance of collaboration in achieving such a successful outcome. It takes two to tango, but OxFutures choreographed a dance of six partners,…
    11 July 2023
  • Beat the Heat

    Greetings! As summer temperatures kick in, it is crucial to find ways to beat the heat while keeping our environmental impact in mind. At Low Carbon Hub, we are dedicated to promoting sustainable living, and our new leaflet “Beat the Heat” provides valuable energy-saving advice to help you create a cooler and greener future.  We…
    7 July 2023
  • Low Carbon Hub Thermal Imaging Training workshop with Dale Hoyland, 28 February, County Hall, Oxford.

    With the cost-of-living crisis and the energy price rises making it increasingly important to heat our homes efficiently, many of our community groups are carrying out thermal imaging projects in their communities. Thermal imaging provides a visual and engaging way of introducing people in a local community to home energy efficiency and we were delighted…
    30 March 2023