The Powering Up conference, run jointly by The Department of Energy and Climate Change and the OxFutures initiative, was a great success. Over 200 representatives of community groups, local authorities and others with an interest in delivering community energy projects gathered to address the latest challenges.

NEW! Oxford City Council, on behalf of the OxFutures partnership, has written a short event report. Download the high resolution version  (9 MB), or the web quality version (1 MB)
You can find a detailed write up of the social impacts workshop discussion here.

The Powering Up programme can be downloaded here.

Event Photographs

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Media Coverage

The Oxford Mail – Floods made city council take note of climate change.

Related Events

Community Energy Fortnight – 13th to 28th September – celebrating how communities across the UK are generating, owning and saving energy.

Co-operative Energy’s Community Energy Conference 2014 – 13th Sept at the NEC in Birmingham

Community Energy England’s Shared Ownership Seminar – 18th Sept in London.

Low Carbon Hub – Share offer launch

ICLEI event – Edinburgh on 25th Sept – exploring how Scottish local authorities invest in community energy, access funding, and work in partnership with community groups to achieve their goals.

Speakers at the event included:

  • Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
  • Ed Gillespie, Co-Founder of Futerra
  • Cllr Bob Price, Oxford City Council
  • Jo Colwell, Oxford City Council
  • Rebecca Willis, Co-operatives UK and Pure Leapfrog
  • Barbara Hammond, Low Carbon Hub
  • Hugh Ellis, Town and Country Planning Association
  • Sarah Harrison, Ofgem
  • Rachel Coxcoon, Centre for Sustainable Energy
  • Reg Platt, Institute of Public Policy Research
  • Pete Capener, Bath & West Community Energy
  • Jane Wildblood, Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Tanya Nash, City and County of Swansea
  • Alistair Macpherson, Plymouth City Council
  • Jake Burnyeat, Plymouth Energy Cooperative
  • Chris Wood-Gee, Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Agamemnon Otero, Repowering London
  • Dan McCallum, Awel Aman Tawe
  • Kendal Davies, Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Richard Lowe, Bristol City Council

Quotes from the event

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