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Time to Take Action!
Time seems to have flown by since our last newsletter and as ever we've been busy bees. Whilst the Government is doing it's best to say 'no to renewables', ECOE, like many other community energy groups up and down the land, is saying an emphatic YES. Read on to find out more...

Register NOW for our Solar Share Offer
After two years of hard work, ECoE are now on the verge of launching our first community share offer! We're delighted to announce that our first share issue will be for a rather exciting £345,000 in order to install over 273 kWp of rooftop solar across 9 locations in the City and East Devon!

We expect to go live with this share offer later in November but in the meantime we're asking our supporters to step forward and pledge investment Now!

If you think you may be interested in investing in this exciting offer, or just want to be kept informed of developments, head to our website and register your interest. We're confident that investors will receive healthy returns whilst supported locally-owned energy and generating substantial funds for the local community. 
Other ECoE News
  • Our long time director, Joe Smee, has sadly left us....
  • We have brought in two new team members to support our share offer....
  • ECOE were able to pre-accredit 28 sites for FITs prior to the downgrade date of October 1st....over 1MWp of power!
  • ECOE has forged new partnerships with Sustainable Crediton and community partners in Okehampton and Braunton...
  • Devon Community accelerator have given us another £2000
  • Exeter City Council have awarded us £5000 to employ a Part-Time Events and Volunteer Coordinator for a year.
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Monthly Social Event
ECOE Events
September 2015 saw the Relight My Fire Festival go ahead as part of Community Energy Fortnight. A brief report is here.
We're currently planning a Share Launch Event to be held in Central Exeter in the second half of November, as well as other local events in Wonford and at Shillingford Organics...

The ECOE Monthly Social will be back at Exeter Phoenix on Thursday November 12th from 6pm

We are always looking for volunteers to help out at our events – if you are able to help please contact
Fighting (for) FITs
October has seen a whole host of actions from Community Energy Groups and larger organisations such as RegenSW and Community Energy England to oppose the planned changes to FITs. 
There is a growing wave of anger and disbelief about the changes, including from within the Conservative Party about the speed and scope of what is occurring and it's effects on the industry...
Global News and events
With COP21 in Paris on the horizon, there's plenty going on in the world of renewables.
  • Al Gore speaks at a Green Alliance event called Beyond Paris. See his criticism of current government policy here.
  • Shell have announced that they will stop drilling for oil in the Arctic, at least in part due to public protests! More here.
  • Amber Rudd's speech to the Conservative Party conference gave little sign of a change in position on FITs.
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Local News and events
  • The Phoenix Centre in Exeter has won an M&S Energy Award of £12000 towards opening a new solar cinema at the venue.
  • Plymouth Energy Community are organising a coach to the People's Climate March on November 29th. It will stop in Exeter on route. Visit PEC website for more info.
  • ECoE took part in an event with Molly Scott Cato MEP, organised by Exeter Green Party on Friday 16th October. We also attended Embercombe's excellent Autumn Open Day.
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