Burneside Community Energy

Posted Posted in Community Energy, Facilitation, Communications & Training

  Development of a plan to install a renewable energy based low temperature district heat network and integrated private wire supply for new homes in Burneside, owned and operated by Burneside Community Energy. Applying for social finance to deliver this £4m+ scheme. Ongoing management of the next phase of the project: detailed design and financial […]

Cumbrian Businesses

Posted Posted in Business Support

In 2013 – 14 we joined with University of Cumbria and Fiona Reed Associates to help a group of Cumbrian businesses to develop new opportunities. Cumbria is one of three NW universities running an ERDF-funded Knowledge Action Network programme to support small businesses to grow. In Cumbria, the focus of the programme is on businesses […]

Carbon Literacy training pack

Posted Posted in Business Support

Cooler Projects asked Quantum to develop a training pack in Carbon Literacy for Social Landlords across Greater Manchester to train both staff and residents. The Carbon Literacy Project aims to provide everyone who lives, works or studies in Manchester a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy training. The training covers climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do […]

Community Energy Innovation Toolkit

Posted Posted in Community Energy

Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub have launched a community energy innovation project. Funded by DBEIS and supported by Oldham Council, the project has awarded four community energy groups grant funding to develop innovative ideas for sustainable community energy business models to give the sector a boost in the wake of cuts to the Feed In […]

Playfair Impact Study

Posted Posted in Research & Evaluation

Play Fair is a global campaign coordinated by international trade union federations and NGOs. Its focus is workers’ rights in the sportswear, products and other supply chains. The Playfair 2012 campaign on the London 2012 Olympics was led by the TUC and Labour Behind the Label with 21 trade unions and two NGOs. It was part funded by […]

Data in action

Posted Posted in Research & Evaluation

When the University of Salford’s SURF project needed rapid research and data collection for a global pilot project to test out proposed UN indicators on cities, they asked Quantum to help. We delivered a rapid project to pilot the targets and indicators for the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals #11 “Make Cities and Human Settlements […]

Community Energy: new report out

Posted Posted in Community Energy

Our new report for Community Energy England shows that community energy organisations generate much more than renewable energy. Our survey of 80 community energy organisations proves the wider benefits they deliver. This evidence makes the case for an exception in the DECC’s proposed FITs changes, and provides strong support for the #keepfits campaign to enable […]

Innovation lessons from community energy groups in Greater Manchester

Posted Posted in Research & Evaluation

The GM Community Energy Innovation Toolkit is for community energy organisations and others interested in developing prjects tobenefit local people and the environment in an ever-changing context. It includes project stories, lessons and useful information. Top 10 innovation lessons. Upcoming technologies and models for communty energy and links to support. Quantum supported the four projects […]