New Community Energy Fortnight event: Building Better for the Future
It’s Community Energy Fortnight 2020, which means community energy groups across the country are holding events to spread awareness and share learnings with other groups. This year is a bit unusual, however, thanks to the lockdown: instead of physical events, everything is online, which means that it’s never been easier to get involved!
We at York Community Energy will be joining in with our own free webinar, Building Better for the Future, on Friday 26th June at 7pm. We’ll be looking at what a post-COVID green recovery might look like for UK house building, with a focus on:
- Insulation and airtightness (Passivhaus standard)
- Renewable heating technologies (heat pumps, solar water heating etc.)
- Green electricity supply (solar PV, storage, smart grid technology)
In addition to this, we will be doing a quick catch-up session to keep you up to date with our latest activities, followed by a slightly interactive section aimed primarily at YCE members, where you will get to have your say on where we should be directing our energies in future.
One silver lining of this pandemic is that it has drawn our attention to technologies, such as video conferencing, which allow people to maintain a connection to the outside world without leaving their homes. We are aware that some of our members already had trouble attending our “real world” events due to personal circumstances, so in particular we hope that those members will be able to join this webinar, and we will certainly look at including some form of live streaming option in future “real world” events as well, whenever they are allowed again.
Also, keep an eye on the Community Energy England Twitter feed on 24th June from 12pm as we will be doing a Twitter Takeover, where we will be running the account and tweeting about our recent activity and plans for the future!