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Bristol Community Energy Kickstart

Younity’s Community Energy Kickstart launched to scale community green energy projects

Dec 2022

 

£1.5m Kickstart launched by Octopus Energy and Midcounties Co-operative JV to bridge vital project startup costs for community energy projects 

1st advance given to Bristol Energy Cooperative for 1 MW rooftop solar project

Helps unleash important contribution of Britain’s community energy projects

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Ryan and Amelia

Younity Newsletter #2

Dec 2022

We're pleased to have launched Younity's second newsletter, full of exciting updates from the Younity HQ. 

We hope everyone has a great festive period and a Happy New Year, we can't wait for what 2023 has in store.

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How to make your home more energy efficient

Dec 2022

Thankfully, there are many actions you can take to ensure your home is more energy efficient and reduce your energy bills. In this time of record high energy prices, it’s important we do all we can so, here’s a few ideas to make your home more energy efficient.

Amelia Crews and Ryan Rushton from Younity

Westmills Wind Farm and Westmill Solar co-operatives – a member-driven vision for Community Energy

Dec 2022

Westmill Wind and Westmill Solar Co-operatives are community-owned renewable energy co-ops with turbines and solar panels positioned on an organic farm in the South West of England. They have combined community energy memberships of 3,500 and generate renewable energy for around 5,000 homes. Westmill provides an opportunity for people who are concerned with the effects of climate change to become involved in the ownership and operation of a community-owned renewable energy model. Read about their recent members-driven Futures event.

Amelia Crews, Energy Innovation Co-ordinator

COP events - who's invited to the table?

Nov 2022

Amelia Crews is an Energy Innovation Co-ordinator at Your Co-op Energy and is a youth climate activist. 

COP events such as COP27 can be confusing but also empowering and Amelia shares the important challenges. Including the POWERS that are invited to the table and shines a light on voices most affected by the climate crisis.

Fracking gas

What is fracking?

Oct 2022

The word on everyone's lips.

The word 'fracking' has been popping up everywhere recently, so what is it?

Fracking was stopped in the UK in 2019 due to increased pressure from environmental organisations and concerns about earth tremors resulting in earthquakes. Recently however, Liz Truss, the UK's ex Prime Minister, lifted the ban on fracking as part of her new energy strategy. 

Update: The UK's new prime minister, Rishi Sunak, has said he will reimplement the ban on fracking within the UK. 

 

Person and overview of turbine

Eco anxiety - what is it and how can we manage it?

Oct 2022

With talks of a climate crisis all around us, it’s no surprise that it is having a detrimental effect on the mental health of people across the world, especially children, young people and those being directly affected.