OxFutures originated as a partnership between the city council, county council, and social enterprise the Low Carbon Hub. Together these partners secured £1.2m Intelligent Energy Europe* funding and scaled up community energy through Oxfordshire resulting in over £18m of investments into local energy projects between Nov 2012 and Nov 2016. Through its implementation we have positioned Oxfordshire at the forefront of low carbon innovation and leading the UK’s transition to a sustainable energy future.

Key to the success of the programme was a strong, nimble relationship between the partners and engagement with businesses and other organisations in Low Carbon Oxford: a network core funded by Oxford City Council in which members are committed to reducing their carbon emissions and working together to reduce city-wide emissions by 2020.

These are the key reports and documents produced by the OxFutures programme.

OxFutures Final Public Report (5 MB)

Powering UP! conference programme (1MB)

Powering UP! Event Report – hi res version (9MB) or web quality version (1MB)

OxFutures Fund – Initial Review (600 kB)

Low Carbon Hub Business Plan (2013-2018) (4.8 MB)

Warming Barton Evaluation Report (1,462 kB)

OxFutures Project Outline Brochure (812 kB)

OxFutures Final Public Report (5 MB)

Report on OxFutures Fund Development (600 kB)

Report On OxFutures Fund Development: Annexes A to E (1 MB zipped)

Report On OxFutures Fund Development: Annexes F to J (3.8 MB zipped)

Report on OxFutures Fund Development: Annex K Low Carbon Hub Share Offer documentation 2014 (11 MB)

Report on OxFutures Fund Development: Annex L Low Carbon Hub Share Offer documentation 2016 (5 MB)

Report on OxFutures Fund Development: Annex K Low Carbon Hub Business Plan 2014 (4.8 MB)

Report on the Oxfutures contracts (300 kB)

Project Fact Sheet (700 kB)

Project Summary Slides (400 kB)

Report on Communications Plan (1.2 MB)

 

* Intelligent Energy Europe grant for OxFutures also known as MLEI OTR

If you are interested in this, you may also be interested in: ENERINVEST which is an EU-funded project that aims to become the National Platform for financing Sustainable Energy Projects.

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Dr Barbara Hammond, CEO of the Low Carbon Hub:

“By making renewable energy schemes a reality in Oxfordshire, we can inspire others across the UK and Europe to do the same.”

Councillor John Tanner, Oxford City Council Board Member for a Cleaner, Greener Oxford:

“This project is fantastic for Oxford and our low carbon future.”

Mr David Nimmo Smith, Former Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Environment:

“The County Council congratulates the Low Carbon Hub for its work with local communities to secure clean, low cost energy supplies for Oxfordshire. I’m very pleased to support the OxFutures project which will enable the Hub to make an even bigger contribution to the Oxfordshire economy.”