• Community Group of the Month: Sustainable Charlbury

    We are delighted that Sustainable Charlbury is our community group of the month for November / December 2022. Sustainable Charlbury began in 2008 as a Community Interest Company, with the aim of addressing the big challenges the planet faces at a local level. The group is run by a small, dedicated team who work closely…
    28 November 2022
  • Press release: New resources available to help residents cut energy use and stay warm this winter

    Local social enterprise Low Carbon Hub has released a ‘Warmer Winter Checklist’ to help residents across Oxfordshire keep warm this winter in the face of increasing energy costs. The handy guide provides lots of tips and resources to help people save energy whilst keeping their homes warm and healthy. Spiralling energy costs are a concern…
    28 November 2022
  • Our renewables portfolio: reflections on 2022

    We take a look at some cross-cutting themes from the last year and how our work has been developing, while celebrating some exciting milestones. Scale We didn’t set out to build the largest community-owned solar park in the UK, but that’s what we have achieved together. Ray Valley Solar is a really significant project for…
    21 November 2022
  • Great Big Green Week 2022 Roundup

    Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week 2022 was 9 days of events (Sept 24 – Oct 2) encouraging people and organisations to act to help tackle the climate crisis, and to protect and improve our environment. It was part of the national ‘Great Big Green Week’. Events were organised by groups of all types and sizes…
    21 October 2022
  • Ray Valley Solar launch document!

    Celebrating the energisation of Ray Valley Solar with a new launch document. Construction, and energisation, of our first ever ground mount solar project Ray Valley Solar is now complete. At 19.2MW installed capacity it is the UK’s largest community-owned solar park and can generate enough green electricity each year to power over 6,000 homes.  To…
    21 October 2022
  • Creating an innovation ecosystem through collaboration

    Why is collaboration important? At Low Carbon Hub, we aim to accelerate the transition to the zero carbon energy system that we need for the future, providing electricity, heat and a clean transport system, all powered by renewables. Transitioning a whole energy system is really complex and it needs to be done in a way…
    2 September 2022
  • Could your business be saving money on energy bills and cutting carbon emissions?

    Energy prices are soaring and are set to rise even further in the coming months. This is a concern for homeowners and businesses across the UK as people are battling with their energy bills. There is also growing alarm at the impact of the global climate crisis, with extreme weather events becoming more common with…
    29 August 2022
  • Our Solar PV array at Norbar Torque Tools Ltd trebles in size!

    Our Solar PV array at Norbar Torque Tools Ltd has trebled in size! Almost exactly seven years after the installation of our first solar PV array, we have completed an extension to the rooftop solar PV array at Norbar Torque Tools Ltd, trebling its size from 250 kWp to 778 kWp making it our second…
    25 August 2022
  • Social Enterprise UK awards: Low Carbon Hub shortlisted!

    Low Carbon Hub named a finalist in two of the prestigious UK Social Enterprise Awards, which recognise businesses that are transforming communities and tackling climate change. We are excited to share that we have been shortlisted for two UK Social Enterprise Awards, recognising Low Carbon Hub as one of the UK’s most effective social enterprises.…
    22 August 2022
  • Community Group of the Month: Sustainable Didcot

    We are proud to announce that Sustainable Didcot is our August 2022 community group member of the month. Sustainable Didcot is a community action group for Didcot residents with a shared interest in the environment, living sustainably and raising awareness of climate change. The group began life in 2010, initially as a swap shop to…
    15 August 2022