PUNL March 2017 Newsletter
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Welcome to the PUNL Newsletter March 2017


Power Up North London AGM
Nikki Brain, Ben Pearce, Adam Spence, Ian Grant and Sara de la Serna were elected as PUNL Directors at the PUNL AGM on 23 January at the Holly Lodge Community Centre.

Discussion focused on potential future projects; solar panels on Highgate Newtown Community Centre; lobbying the Council and setting up an energy advice/ energy efficiency service.

Next Core Group is 21 March at the Grafton 7pm.
Would you like to help Power Up North London beat fuel poverty?
Our friends at South East London Community Energy (SELCE) have funding available to train people up to become community energy efficiency heroes. SELCE run a brilliant drop- in energy cafe to help people understand and manage their household energy bills and give advice on rights and switching suppliers. They have offered to train up a group of North London volunteers so Power Up North London can start a similar initiative here.
To take advantage of funded training, we will need to run a session before 22 March- so please get in touch at if you'd like to take part
Community Energy London meeting

PUNL was represented at the last Community Energy London meeting.
SELCE and Repowering had led on putting together a submission to the GLA on support for community energy groups and potential funding for Community Energy London.
There was a discussion of an amalgamation of groups so that Community Energy London could take on some central roles such as fundraising and shareholder administration. There were mixed views from the different groups in the room, for support for some shared functions to a wish to completely combine the organisations.

What Is Clean Energy? The Great Debate

Monday 20th March 2017 7:30pm.
The Nice Green Cafe and Arts Club,
53 Fortess Rd, London NW5 2AH
£5, including a glass of wine

London’s air is dangerous to breathe. Air pollution kills nearly 10,000 londoners every year. Globally, the effects of climate change already kill hundreds of thousands every year, and will get much more serious unless urgent, radical action is taken.

The British government has promised to end coal use for electricity generation by 2025. The London Mayor is taking steps to reduce the use of diesel vehicles in our city, but what should we use instead ? For electricity, should all low-carbon options including for example nuclear power  be supported? For transport, is there a role for gas, or should we go straight to electric vehicles ? What about hydrogen? These and other questions will be discussed by Stephen Tindale and Natasha Clayton.

£5, including a glass of wine. Profits will be donated to client earth,

Attendees at PUNL AGM
Update on St. Anne’s

Following the successful implementation of the panels, Ofgem has agreed to honour the pre- accredited FiT rate for the whole installation. The Church has been billed for the first quarter.
Future Solar/ LED projects

PUNL has met with Wahaca, a housing association in Gospel Oak, Rhyl Primary School, Highgate Newtown Community Centre and Islington Council and is creating a shortlist for future consideration. A scoping exercise is underway. Buildings under consideration include Council run premises, Surgeries and Parliament Hill Lido, Prisons, Breweries, Surgeries and Medical centres.

Creating an energy-chic home

Wednesday 15th March 2017, 7pm.
The Highgate Society, 10a South Grove, Highgate N6 6BS

This is the second in the spring series brought to you by the  Highgate Society Sustainable Homes group. A house or flat that's delightfully warm, free of draughts, condensation and mouldy patches AND is easier on the environment - what's not to like?
If you think that 2017 might be the time to make your home energy-chic, our series of talks and consultation sessions, led by expert professionals, will put you on the right track. And then there will be time to chat with them over a glass of wine.The 15th March event will be chaired by Elspeth Clements of Clements Porter architects and the Highgate Society.

Bookings through EventBrite: 
Creating an energy-chic home

Further details
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