Get a Free Smart Charger for Your Electric Vehicle

Electric Nation are looking for up to 700 people buying or leasing new electric vehicles to take part in a trial to ensure the UK can charge electric vehicles at peak times as the numbers of electric vehicles rise. Trial participants will get a free smart charger installed at their home. The smart charger is capable of providing demand control services, including altering the rate of charging of your car. The smart charger is much faster and safer than a regular electricity socket and is yours to keep after the end of the Electric Nation trial.

The trial is taking place across most, but not all, of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire – enter your postcode on the website to see if your area is included in the trial:

Get Involved In a New Renewable Energy Enterprise in North Derbyshire

Are you interested to explore the possibility of setting up a renewable energy enterprise on a not-for-profit basis in Derbyshire? A group has recently formed to do just this, along similar lines to Sheffield Renewables. The group was originally focused on the Hope Valley area but has now extended the area covered by their scheme to the wider North Derbyshire area including Buxton, the rest of High Peak District, Bakewell, Derbyshire Dales, and Chesterfield. If you live in this area and would be interested in joining a steering group, please contact Jeremy Wight.

October Newsletter out now!

Our October newsletter is out now and crammed full of the latest news on all things climate change in Nottingamshire and Derbyshire.


Comments Still Being Accepted on Derbyshire Fracking Application

Comments on a planning application for an exploratory well for shale gas at Bramleymoor Lane, near Marsh Lane in Derbyshire are still being accepted despite the formal consultation period having ended. The application, the first of its kind in Derbyshire, was submitted by INEOS. The official deadline for objections was 10th August 2017 but comments are still being taken via the council’s website.

Anyone can object to a planning application, though more weight is given to people directly affected, such as local residents. Derbyshire County Council's Planning Committee will make the decision to approve or reject the application, although the Government can ultimately overrule a decision to reject fracking, as they have done in Lancashire.

Transition Chesterfield has produced guidance on objecting to the application on their website. All information relating to the planning application can be found here and here.

Energy Advice Available in Belper

Transition Belper are offering home visits this autumn and winter to people who need energy advice. If you live in the Belper area then the groups’ trained advisors can help you with energy tariffs, energy use and saving energy. In addition, in the winter months the group’s thermal camera can show you how well your home is insulated against losing heat.

The group is also happy to hear from any organisations, agencies or individuals that have energy reduction projects under way or planned. Please let the group know, so that they can share their experience, and they may even be able to help out with your project. Contact Tony Cooper for further details.