Segmentation: A Required Tool for Community Energy?

Community Energy, as per the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is defined as “a group which covers aspects of collective action to reduce, purchase, manage and generate energy” [1]. Thus, grassroots innovations are in its core as the deployment of projects of this nature starts with the will of citizens and[…]

BT’s David Reynolds joins SmartKlub to head up Smart Cities IoT & East Anglian Networks

We are pleased to announce David Reynolds has joined SmartKlub to head up Smart Cities IoT & East Anglian Networks. David’s 31 year career with BT spanned all of its different lines of business and customer segments, for which David led a number of large scale IT transformation programmes. During the summer of 2017, David decided[…]

Finalists at the Community Energy England Awards 2017

  David Morgan CO CEO of SmartKlub said “It was great for CAPE to be recognised by government and Community Energy England. This serves as a real boost to our plans of rolling CAPE out in more cities across the UK, so that communities can benefit from affordable green energy.” CAPE empowers cities and their communities to discover and deliver their low-carbon energy projects through a collaborative[…]

SmartKlub Help Launch New Regeneration & Retrofit Vision

On 11 October in Manchester, Charles Bradshaw-Smith co CEO of SmartKlub, presented a critical element of the UKGBC’s new report on how to better retrofit communities with energy efficiency measures in order to meet UK 2050 climate change targets and regenerate social value in neighbourhoods. The new approach is well summed up by the following sentence[…]

SmartKlub meets Energy Minister

Charles Bradshaw-Smith co-CEO of SmartKlub met with Claire Perry MP Minister for Climate Change & Industry on 24 July to coincide with BEIS announcement on Smart Energy.  The minister was visiting the University of Nottingham to learn more about their energy research and in particular learn about Project SCENe where SmartKlub is innovating a new[…]

My Research Project at SmartKlub

Back in November last year I approached SmartKlub with the idea of carrying-out a research project to gain insight into community energy projects. After a little discussion we decided that the CAPE project could benefit from better understanding the relationship between community energy and local government. This week I will be explaining that project; the[…]

Active citizens: nice idea or real potential?

One of SmartKlub’s goals is to empower people to take an active part in determining how their energy needs are met. Enabling the community to organise themselves and engage with local initiatives and government provides an opportunity to build and utilize local knowledge, cohesion and trust.    Despite this exciting potential, discussion of ‘active citizenship’[…]