OxFutures II: The Next Generation – a free conference to build Oxfordshire’s low carbon economy

We are really excited to be hosting the second OxFutures conference – The Next Generation – to build and shape the direction of travel of Oxfordshire’s low carbon economy.

Where and when: Wednesday 10 October, 10am to 4pm, St. Anne’s College, Oxford.

We would love to have you join us as we reflect on successes and challenges, share understanding of where we are now, and look to the future as we seek to create a strong low carbon economy in Oxfordshire.

There is a huge amount of activity happening in our county. This is your opportunity to engage, learn and help shape the direction of travel.

Find out more and register for your free place.

This is a free, full day conference taking place on Wednesday 10 October. Arrive from 9.30am for registration and a 10am start. The programme will finish at 4pm, but we’d love it if you could stay for the networking session 4pm – 5.30pm. Join us for a glass of something and meet other inspiring people doing great work locally.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Beth at the Low Carbon Hub.

OxFutures recently awarded over £100k in grants to a range of low carbon initiatives.

Some of the funding was granted to SMEs to help them install energy saving measures, following on from their energy audits. And some went to supporting the development of innovation projects, ideas, and new start-ups in the low carbon sector.

The grants went to:

  • Jamie Briggs Removal and Storage Ltd, Bicester – to help replace their high bay lighting with LEDs using less than half the previous electricity
  • Shed Oxford, Sutton Courtenay – to improve the energy efficiency of their greenhouse and provide a solar heat source
  • Folly Bridge Brasserie, Oxford – to install a new electric oven with induction hobs
  • Thames Cryogenics, Didcot – to upgrade their whole business to LED lighting
  • Seacourt Printers, Horspath – to help them produce a Good Business Pack providing peer-to-peer money saving advice based on their own best practise experience of implementing sustainable initiatives.
  • Retrofit Works – to help introduce a successful domestic retrofit model to Oxfordshire, making homes easier and cheaper to heat
  • Hallidays Hydropower, Dorchester-on-Thames – to support the production of a technical user manual and app for maintenance of hydro electric projects
  • EcoSync, Oxford – to support the development of a smart heating system which will avoid unoccupied rooms being heated
  • Carbon Alternatives, Oxford – to help develop R&D testing of heat network connections to properties in Swaffham, Norfolk.

If you would like to apply for funding for an innovation project, new start up or to fund energy saving measures, you can apply online. Or get in touch with Alison to discuss your needs.

The Abbey Sutton Courtenay have been improving the energy efficiency of their guest house following an OxFutures energy audit and recent funding awarded from GreenFund to help them fund the installation of the measures.

Read their case study to find out more: The Abbey – Case Study

Read The Abbey Energy Audit


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