Archive for March, 2014


18
MAR

Paul McIntosh says:
Dorset Energized partners hold Energy Fair in Dorchester


Category: Community Energy, Dorset Energized News, Energy Events in Dorset
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Dorset Energized partners came together for an informative public exhibition and forum at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester. Members of the public took the opportunity to discuss renewable energy technologies with the installers present and also to quiz representatives from the proposed Winterbourne Stickland and Charminster wind farm proposals from REG Energy and Broadview respectively.

Dorset Energized Renewable Energy Forum

Attendees debate the issues at the renewable energy forum event

Vince Adams – Chair of Dorset Energized said “We had an excellent range of first class exhibitors and speakers for the 1st Dorchester Renewable Energy Exhibition and Forum and we have given ourselves the platform to really move forward and begin to achieve our objective of engaging the people of Dorset with the Wonderful World of Renewables”

Amongst the days activities there was an unexpected opportunity to lobby the UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for West Dorset, see the latest in electric bikes and vehicles – both stationary and moving – as well as take part in some vigorous discussion around promoting renewables, the merits of the various technologies and issues of community investment and involvement.

The UKIP delegation were in the Town and Vince took this opportunity to debate with them the merits of renewables

The UKIP delegation were in the Town and Vince took this opportunity to debate with them the merits of renewables

Dorset Energized is looking forward to organising another event in partnership with the Communities Living Sustainably Project at the Dorset County Show in September.

For copies of the presentations given at the forum event please follow this link to the da21 website report – where they can be downloaded in pdf format.

http://www.sustainabledorset.org.uk/news/2014-03-18/dorset-energized-holds-renewable-energy-exhibition-and-forum-dorchester



17
MAR

Jacob Windsor says:
Ecotricity Reach 100,000 Customers & Freeze Green Energy Prizes til October


Category: Fracking, Fuel Poverty & Security, Green Electricity & Gas, Renewable Energy Film/Video
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Ecotricity have got some good news: you may remember that last September we announced that we would be freezing our prices, over winter, until 1st April.

We’re now announcing a further price freeze, through the spring and summer, until 1st October 2014.

With this extended freeze, we won’t have increased prices for 21 months – meaning we’ll have the longest period of price stability in the energy industry. Our single electricity and gas tariffs are as stable as a fixed price deal, but without any strings – no exit fees, no penalties, and our best price for everyone, regardless of when they joined or how they choose to pay.

The other good news is that on Wednesday last week we reached 100,000 customers!

It’s a very big milestone, and one we’ve had in our sights for some time – nearly 50,000 people have joined us since last summer, which is quite incredible.

It all began last summer when we moved to a single 100% green tariff for electricity, reduced our prices slightly as part of a new policy to cost less than the Big Six, and then froze prices twice over the following winter.

Our two pieces of news are linked. With 100,000 customers we have some economies of scale and – coupled with it being a very good year for wind – we’re able to absorb those of our costs that are rising, and keep yours where they are. Our investment in new sources of green energy hasn’t just insulated us from fossil fuel price movements, because the cost of wind doesn’t go up – but when the wind blows well we have an additional benefit – which we’re keen to share with our customers.

People Power in Action

Our mission is to change where Britain’s energy comes from – to bring about energy independence and sustainability. The more customers we have, the more new sources of green energy we can build, the more we can protect our customers from price rises. It’s a virtuous circle, and it’s People Power in action.

Speaking of People Power, have a look at our latest short film about fracking – we’ve put this together to lend support to local communities opposed to shale gas fracking and to highlight the fact that many British households are inadvertently supporting shale gas through their energy bills.

You can switch to Ecotricity online at www.ecotricity.co.uk/dorset-energized or call us on 08000 302 302 and quote ‘Dorset Energized’ to receive a free £60 Naked Wines voucher to celebrate!



11
MAR

Jacob Windsor says:
Ecotricity Launch New Anti-Fracking Video


Category: Climate Change, Fracking, Green Electricity & Gas, Renewable Energy Film/Video
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(Photo: Dorset Energized’s Co-founder Vince Adams is on the top just in right of the green man!)

Last Thursday 6th March 2014, down in Brighton, and with the help of Caroline Lucas (Green party MP) – and Vince from Dorset Energized – Ecotricity launched our latest anti Fracking initiative. The centrepiece of that is our latest animation, which you can find here:

We’ve big hopes that it’ll go viral as our ‘Dump The Big 6′ video did a couple of years ago, achieving global fame and some 3 million hits.

Fracking is a very serious subject and our government seem hell bent on imposing it on Britain – we hope a little humour will be an effective weapon, coupled with our Frack Free gas promise which enables people to boycott Fracking – a powerful weapon itself if it catches on.

You can read Ecotricity’s latest press release on this link: www.ecotricity.co.uk/news

We hope you like it and will want to share it with your friends to spread the word and stop the UK government from fracking under our feet!



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