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April 2016 Newsletter 
Time seems to have flown by since our last newsletter in February. ECOE has been pretty busy, so there's lots of news about Solar PV 1 and other potential new projects including Solar PV 2, for you all to read about in this newsletter. Something for everyone, so click thru on those stories you want to know more about.
News about Solar PV 1

We've received our very first income from solar energy sales this month, the first of many! Generating green de-carbonised energy is what Solar PV 1 is all about ...

Other significant news is the installation at Exeter College. This will start later in April and will be carried out by our preferred installer SunGift Solar ...

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Other news from ECOE
Solar PV 2
We've mentioned the Devon-wide project before - read more about what is happening and which sites are likely to make up the portfolio for this our second solar energy project

Renewable Heat
We've recently made an application to UCEF to investigate the viability of a heat project, if we're successful we'll be looking at potential sites for biomass boilers, air and ground source heat pumps and even possibly small district heating networks.

New Energy Efficiency Working Group
Following lots of interest and passion about energy efficiency and alleviating fuel poverty at our last event, we're forming a new working group. Come along on Wed 20th April at 17.30, the Cafe/Bar, The Phoenix, Exeter and be involved.
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ECOE Events
The EU referendum: What's the significance for Exeter, community energy and energy policy?
Wed 11th May 18.45  The Meeting Room, Stephens Scown Solicitors, Curzon House, Exeter.
Come along and explore what the outcome of the EU referendum might mean for us in Exeter (and Devon), for community energy and UK energy policy. With a line up of informative speakers.
Poster available soon.

Monthly Energy Conversation Social
We're shifting this to the third Thursday of the month from now on!
Come and join in. Thursday 21st April, 18.00 to 19.00 in the Cafe/Bar, The Phoenix, Exeter.

First meeting of Energy Efficiency Working Group
Be part of this working group and help to run energy efficiency projects in Exeter. Wednesday 20th April, 17.30, The Cafe/Bar, The Phoenix, Exeter 
Other Energy and Local News and Events  
Community Energy England recently undertook a survey about community energy. You can find the results here.

Plymouth Energy Community working with Four Greens Community Trust has just turned on a 4.1MW solar array at Ernsettle. Read more 

World’s largest floating solar farm prepares to power up in London later this month.

Community Energy: Widening participation in the new era of local energy April 27th, 10.00-16.45, London. Organised by the IPPR and Citizens Advice

The Monkerton Story: Read about a local small scale district heating project completed without subsidy. 

Jonny and the Baptist THE END IS NIGH - about climate change, family, friendship, political action and environmental disaster. Exeter's Bike Shed Theatre Tuesday 10th - Saturday 14th May.

Community Energy Markets Conference “Where Communities Meet Markets” Wednesday 20th April, Steam Museum, Swindon.

The planned nuclear power station at Hinkley is being regarded by many as a looming disaster. If you agree, sign Greenpeace's petition. Click read more for the link.

Check out Regen SW's Powerculture, a blog exploring energy generation through the arts. 

For links to all of the news and events, click read more 
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