• 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…
    5th April 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…
    7th January 2022
  • Energy Collaborate events relaunched

    On Wednesday, 12 May, the Energy Collaborate meetings re-launched with a collaboration between CAG and Low Carbon Hub. Energy in your community, what’s possible? Low Carbon Hub and the CAG Network were pleased to restart their Energy Collaborate meetings last month to learn more about how we can support our community groups and individuals with…
    19th May 2021
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sustainable Charlbury – Greener Healthier Homes

    Low carbon community group Sustainable Charlbury successfully applied for a £5000 large grant from Low Carbon Hub’s 2020 Community Grant programme to assess the energy efficiency and heat loss of a group of homes in Charlbury. The tests on The Green are part of a much bigger, long term project to build up a picture…
    15th January 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
  • Donate to provide free, refurbished bikes to key workers in Oxford

    Active Oxfordshire and Cyclox are partnering up to provide free of charge, refurbished bikes for Oxford’s NHS and social care heroes to ensure they can get to work if they aren’t able (or don’t feel comfortable) to use public transport during COVID-19 lockdown. They are aiming to raise enough funds to provide 100 bikes to…
    4th May 2020