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Power to Change

Power to Change Maitland Mackie of ice cream fame gifted me two things: two inches on my waistline; and the concept of democratising energy, marrying renewable generation with communities and local enterprise.  Peppered across Scotland are wonderful examples, from Mackie’s own renewable ice cream in Aberdeenshire to Berwickshire’s housing turbine, and from Findhorn’s green villageContinue reading “Power to Change”

Climate Positive – new building housing design with negative carbon emissions

Climate Positive   New building housing design with negative carbon emissions The objective of this project is to undertake a feasibility study for developing Climate Positive houses for the social housing sector, with a view to testing the concept in Phase 2. Climate Positive homes generate a net saving in carbon emissions, thus making aContinue reading “Climate Positive – new building housing design with negative carbon emissions”

Community Renewables Manager Joins SSEN Expert Panel

Community Renewables Manager Joins SSEN Expert Panel We are proud to announce that our Community Renewables Manger, Alistair Roberts, has joined the SSEN Expert Panel supporting stakeholder-led commitments. The panel will help support SSEN in its commitments to the households, businesses and communities it serves. I am delighted to accept the nomination for Distributed GenerationContinue reading “Community Renewables Manager Joins SSEN Expert Panel”

MSIP Sustainable Mobility & Lower Carbon Innovation Accelerator

MSIP Sustainable Mobility & Lower Carbon Innovation Accelerator We are delighted to join MSIP’s accelerator programme. This support will support the development of our innovative business model that enables social landlords and others to benefit from local energy systems which generate, store and trade energy to achieve a climate positive solution (net negative emissions). We areContinue reading “MSIP Sustainable Mobility & Lower Carbon Innovation Accelerator”

A new approach to the circular energy economy

A new approach to the circular energy economy A new approach to the circular energy economy was a joint presentation Power Circle and Connected Response presentation for Circular Economy Week 1st–5th June 2020 The webinar introduces the Power Circle social esco/social virtual power plant business model. Power Circle uses a social business model to enableContinue reading “A new approach to the circular energy economy”


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