• 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
  • Energy costs are rising: what can schools do?

    At Low Carbon Hub we want to help as many schools as possible save money on their energy bills and do their bit for the environment. The UK has a target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and locally, Oxfordshire has set a target of cutting carbon emissions by 50% of 2008 levels…
    27 October 2022
  • Celebrating International Youth Day

    Low Carbon Hub engages with young people through various projects, events, and services. Happy International Youth Day! Here we have brought together our youth-focused Low Carbon Hub resources and programmes. Young people have been calling for climate action for a long time, here’s what we are doing to support our future climate leaders: Resources Here…
    12 August 2022
  • Green Futures Conference at Hill End

    On 11 July I attended the first (hopefully of many) Green Futures Conference for 14-18 year olds, held at Hill End Outdoor Learning Centre to deliver a workshop on ‘how communities are investing in community energy’. The realities of our unstable climate system is an awful scenario for today’s teenagers and many of them are…
    8 August 2022
  • British Science Week is here!

    British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that will take place between 11-20 March 2022. British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. The festival features entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all…
    11 March 2022
  • Climate resources and action for schools

    UK schools could reduce energy costs by £44 million per year, which means they have the power to prevent 625,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Schools can play a critical role in helping the UK cut carbon emission levels, and even the most minor actions can have a big difference. Young people have…
    19 January 2022
  • School’s working together to be net zero: join the Let’s Go Zero campaign

    Led by a powerful coalition of sustainability organisations, Let’s Go Zero is uniting and supporting UK schools working to become zero carbon by 2030. In October 2020, charities including Ashden, Global Action Plan and the Fairtrade Foundation teamed up to launch a new initiative helping UK schools transition to net-zero. The ‘Let’s Go Zero’ initiative provides schools…
    15 October 2021
  • The 29 schools have a total annual generation of 1,362,415 kWh. This is equivalent to 15 million kettles being boiled, 45.5 slices of toast being made, 12 million hours of TV being watched, or 7,500 fridges being powered for a year.

    Our 29 solar schools – an update

    Over the past eight years, the Low Carbon Hub has partnered with 29 schools to install 5,647 solar PV panels. Our Solar Schools service offers schools a comprehensive solar installation service to power your schools with community-owned, discounted green electricity. Schools signing up for a free solar rooftop survey can apply for a grant to…
    19 November 2019
  • Solar panels on the rooftop of Longfields School, owned and managed by Low Carbon Hub

    Welcome to our 28th solar school: Longfields Primary School

    We’re really pleased to welcome our 28th solar school to the Low Carbon Hub. Longfields Primary and Nursery School in Bicester now have a fully installed array of solar panels that will provide around a third of the school’s energy needs.  Longfields is the latest to join a growing number of schools across Oxfordshire to…
    13 November 2018
  • Solar panels on the rooftop of Middle Barton School, owned and managed by Low Carbon Hub

    Solar powered schools have a great summer in 2018

    As you’ve probably noticed, it has been fairly sunny in Oxfordshire recently!  This means that at the moment some of our solar schools who are getting most of their electricity from their solar panels. They are not only using renewable energy and cutting CO2 emissions, but they are also saving money!  Percentage of electricity currently coming from…
    13 June 2018