2008: NESTA finalist in national Big Green Challenge for idea of double cut in emissions – the first from the generation of renewable energy and the second from donating the surplus income from the FIT to be used for further carbon cutting projects in the community

2009: Case study for DECC

2010: LCWO awarded ‘Oxfordshire Charity of the Year’

2011/12: DECC survey following Low Carbon Communities Challenges finds ‘a positive and significant increase in environmentally friendly behaviours in West Oxford compared to comparison communities and national figures which can therefore be attributed to community action’

2012/13: Hogacre is awarded OCVA Environment Award 2012 for making the “biggest positive impact on the local environment”

2016/17: Community of West Oxford awarded ‘City of Oxford Certificate of Honour’ for efforts and achievements in reducing the community’s carbon emissions, with support of LCWO, West Oxford Community Renewables, Hogacre and Osney Lock Hydro

Media coverage

1 February 2020 Financial Times: ‘Oxford hydro project shines light on electric future’

21 September 2019, Sconfiggere il cambiamento climatico con la matematica

2 September 2019, Making math relevant to the climate strikes

15 July 2019, Oxford Mail: West Oxford Community Art Trail Midsummer Meander in pictures

11 July 2019, on That’s Oxfordshire TV, talking about the Midsummer Meader

20 June 2019, on That’s TV south Midlands – talking about #cleanairday:

5 June 2019, Startitup (Slovak news site): Reťazec Yeme reaguje na dopyt Slovákov, spúšťa bezobalové nakupovanie

28 February 2018 Oxfordshire Guardian: ‘Cable car scheme floated to relieve congestion problems’

31 January 2018 Oxford Mail: ‘Guest house, housing team and hydro plant going more green with EU funding

10 October 2017 Oxford Mail: ‘Five power plants and 1600 trees: ten years of Low Carbon West Oxford

6 October 2017 Oxford Mail: ‘VOTE: Is removing bins from city centre a good idea?

14 Oct 2015 Oxford Mail: ‘We can’t wait to get started,’ say staff at new Waitrose in Botley Road

2 Oct 2015 Oxford Mail: Borrow a bike trailer and shop at Waitrose

LIFE LESSONS: Today we talk to Richard Mann, who is a trustee of Low Carbon West Oxford

Low carbon action group holds first meeting

12 Jan 2011 Oxford Times: Oxford’s electric motorists can refuel free

Carbon group wins top award

Technology proves very loo-crative

25 June 2010 Oxford Mail: Author Philip Pullman unveils school’s solar panels

Jar of honey secures eco-park deal

West Oxford eco-energy project wins Brown’s backing