Arran’s renewable future takes a step forward

Some great news came in for Arran Eco Savvy, and for the development of renewable energy on Arran last week – the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) will fund Eco Savvy to progress a Solar PV project on the Auchrannie sports hall roof through their Enablement grant and Capital grant awards scheme. …

Draught proof your home with secondary glazing

Glaze & Save are magnetic secondary glazing and draught proofing specialists – “Our award-winning flagship bespoke magnetic secondary glazing InvisiTherm® is an innovative polycarbonate secondary glazing that turns single glazing into double glazing, eliminating the need to replace windows.” On 15th November, Dr Tanya Ewing, inventor and businesswoman, came to talk about her company’s secondary …

Milestones for Sustainable Island Life

Milestones for Sustainable Island Life Arran residents have supported Eco Savvy’s Sustainable Island Life Project with some exciting milestones being reached! Travel & Transport Eco Savvy currently has 10 ebikes in use with Arran organisations for their Arran Eco Ebike Challenge – a scheme where Arran businesses can borrow ebikes for their staff to use …

Eco Savvy events in November

Eco Savvy events in November Sustainable Arran Sustainable Arran Idea Generator, Ormidale Pavilion, 11th November 5pm What if we were isolated from the mainland? How could we cope with an extreme weather event? Or an influx of extra terrestrial tourists? … with 10 million pounds to spend…. you have a role to play, what would …

Scottish Government urged to double funding for energy efficient homes to meet climate targets

By Caitlin Logan, originally published in online news forum Common Space, 24th October 2019. A NEW analysis published last week (24th October) recommends that the Scottish Government invest half a billion pounds per year in renewable heating and home energy efficiency to meet its emissions targets. The report, ‘Delivering on net zero: next steps for …

Arran: Water, Energy and You

ARRAN: WATER, ENERGY AND YOU Tuesday 16 July – Arran High, Lamlash – 11.00am – 4.00pm If you live or work on Arran – or even if you’re a visitor – and would like to find out more about saving energy, water and money then we would love to talk to you. We’ve organised a …

Eco Savvy Energy Challenge Awards

By Alice Maxwell Eco Savvy hosted a wonderful evening at the Little Rock in Brodick on 28th March to present their Energy Challenge Awards and talk about their successes over the past year. The evening began with a short video of the Swedish activist, 16 year old Greta Thunberg, giving a moving and urgent talk …

News from Eco Savvy

Eco Savvy’s Energy Challenge This year Arran Eco Savvy has an even larger project ahead of themselves and have hired 3 new employees to add to the team! The overall aim of the project is to reduce the carbon emissions of the island, by providing FREE domestic energy audits and advising locals on the best …

Beaver Lake Cree Bring the Power of the Sun to Tar Sands Ground Zero

By Ana Simeon – Campaigns Director, RAVEN When you live in the middle of the biggest sacrifice zone on Earth, how do you keep up your spirit? When the plants and animals that sustained your community are gone, how do you pass on land-based cultural teachings to the next generation? The Beaver Lake Cree have …

The People’s Energy Company

Readers might be interested to know about a new, small energy company based in East Lothian, called the People’s Energy Company (see Peoplesenergy.co.uk). Set up last year by couple David Pike and Karen Sode, the company aims to provide ‘fairer, simpler’ energy supply while undermining the dominance of the big six suppliers. The company not …