Renewable Energy

Information on woodburning (biomass) boilers, hydroelectric installations, solar PV and solar thermal, wind turbines and other renewable energy.

Sustain Eden: Final Evaluation Report

Our three-year programme, Sustain Eden, came to a close in February 2016.  Here’s our Final Evaluation Report.

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Sustain Eden Case Study: Tree Whisperers

Our project partner Penrith Action for Community Transition taught local school children about the importance of trees through the Tree Whisperers project….

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Sustain Eden Case Study: Community Woodlands

Our project partner Cumbria Woodlands, helped establish two community ‘chop your own’ woodlands as part of the Sustain Eden programme….

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Sustain Eden Case Study: Business Resource Efficiency

CREA, our project partner in the Sustain Eden programme, gave small local businesses advice on resource efficiency, which saved energy…

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E-learning modules from Esk Energy’s hydro project

Esk Energy are a community energy group who have put together and published this helpful set of four e-learning modules…

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Cumbria Woodlands – Burning Wood Well

Wood as a fuel has stacks of benefits, not least that managing your own wood fuel (chopping and stacking it)…

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Tree Whisperers

As part of our lottery funded Sustain Eden programme, the Tree Whisperers project gave primary school children the opportunity to…

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Case Study: Cumbria Green Open Homes, April 2014

In the spring of 2014 we ran Cumbria Green Open Homes as and add-on to our annual Cumbria Green Build…

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Action Plans From Communities Supported

Here are the action plans from three communities supported: Martindale, Staveley and Pooley Bridge. All three have explored the ideas of…

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Slides for running a community workshop

The download below is a generic Power Point presentation to be customised for use in meetings, complete with talking notes. There is…

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Using a 3D Architectural Model

The Project: Many communities in the Lake District National Park have already expressed an interest in looking at renewable energy…

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How to run a Low-Carbon Community Energy Scheme

This resource is part of The Lake District Low-Carbon Energy Futures scheme which has been brought around as many communities…

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