Hook Norton Low Carbon was founded in 2009 to help the community to think about a sustainable future and reduce its carbon footprint. In 2010 HNLC was awarded grant funding from the Low Carbon Communities Challenge, enabling the community to invest in renewable energy sources by delivering solar installations at Hook Norton Primary School and the Sports and Social Club roof. They offer low interest loans to householders who wish to install energy efficient measures and solar pv panels in their homes.
The group runs a low cost car share club, including 2 electric vehicles and there are plans to increase the number of EV’s and charging points. They also run a popular electric bike – hire scheme. Future plans include setting up a regular repair café, continuing the community – wide Big Veggie Lunch and developing options for wind power.