• Save, Shift, Share –three strategies for a more secure energy future

    At the launch of the latest Climate Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said “Now it’s time to stop burning our planet and start investing in abundant renewable energy all around us.” The report is a stark reminder of the need to take urgent action…
    5 April 2022
  • Take part in the Rose Hill Energy Survey

    The Rose Hill Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trial has launched the next stage of its project with the Local Area Energy Mapping survey, known as ‘LEMAP’. The survey asks people questions about their home and energy use and is currently only available for people living in the Rose Hill project boundary (pictured below). If you…
    17 February 2022
  • Climate action, energy, Oxford, and our role in 2022

    Happy new year from everybody at the Low Carbon Hub! Climate action in Oxfordshire Three years ago, in January 2019, the Oxford City Council officially declared a climate emergency in Oxford. In April, they announced the UK’s first citizens assembly to address the climate crisis within Oxford. This citizens assembly was held over two weekends…
    7 January 2022
  • Smarter Green Energy Transition podcast with our Smart Energy Systems Director

    Low Carbon Hub’s Smart Energy Systems Director Mairi Brookes recently appeared on the Smarter Grid Solutions podcast “Smart Grid Energy Transition”. Not only do we discover what launched Mairi’s career in energy and working towards climate solutions (for which we at the Hub are very grateful), we also hear her views on our extensive innovation…
    24 November 2021
  • Conclusions from COP26

    One week ago, the finishing touches were being made on the final COP26 agreement. The frantic final hours of COP26 were a distinct contrast to the carefully choreographed first days. A series of tense huddles that took place more than 24 hours into overtime finally produced the Glasgow Climate Pact that all countries were happy…
    20 November 2021
  • Catch up on COP26!

    The most significant climate conference in the world may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t catch up with the many events that took place over the two weeks. If you missed it, our CEO Barbara Hammond took part in a panel event: ‘How communities can coordinate and collaborate to play a more active…
    13 November 2021
  • Reporting from COP26 Day 11: Cities, Regions and Built Environment

    Word of the day: Local After Wednesday away from the Blue Zone, I was ready to get back to the hustle and bustle of the pavilions. Thursday’s theme was Cities, Regions and Built Environment. Around COP26, the day was also referred to as local authority/local government day, emphasising how local governments can work with communities…
    12 November 2021
  • Reporting from COP26 Day 10: Transport

    Word of the day: Communities Today was a little different for me. After a couple of long days in the Blue Zone, I was keen to get out in Glasgow and attend one of the many fringe events. There are a huge number of fringe events taking place over the two weeks of COP26, and,…
    10 November 2021
  • Reporting from COP26 Day 9: Gender, Science and Innovation

    Word of the day: Accountability  Momentum has been building throughout the first week with a flurry of press releases, announcements, and commitments made from multiple countries on deforestation, methane and coal. All of this has been very positive. However, a new report out today from Climate Action Tracker (CAT), the world’s most respected climate analysis…
    9 November 2021
  • Reporting from COP26 Day 8: Adaptation, Loss, and Damage

    Word of the day: Resilience  The second week of COP26 started under grey Glasgow skies on Monday. The weather didn’t improve, unfortunately, but the day did! After starting with a couple of hours queueing to get in and then registering, just getting into the coveted Blue Zone felt like an achievement. It is a vast…
    8 November 2021