Climate Cafe – ‘Powering Up’
18:30 to 21:00

The Climate Cafes are back!
Hear from Ellie Stevens of the Centre for Sustainable Energy on their Powering up! project which looks at Building Energy Resilience in low income communities.

“What happens to low-income households whose energy bills suddenly increase? When energy prices rise dramatically or families experience a change in circumstances such as an elderly relative living at home? And how can such households and their neighbourhoods be supported to become more ‘energy resilient’?

These are questions the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is exploring through its Powering Up! project, working in three low-income communities – Penhill in Swindon, Druffyn in Newport and Hamp in Bridgwater. 

“We don’t want any community to be left behind – community energy can have huge social and financial benefits; it can bring people with common concerns together, generate income towards other projects and lift people out of fuel poverty. Through this project we are applying community development methods as we work in low income communities with no history of community energy to increase knowledge, confidence and energy resilience”.

Doors open at 6.30 for coffee with a prompt start at 7pm – we hope you’ll join us 🙂

Please grab a FREE ticket from Eventbrite so we can make sure there are enough seats!

11th December 2018, 18:30 – 210:00  – Darkroom Espresso, 11 Faringdon Road, Swindon, SN1 5AR.