Low Carbon Hub Oxford

Project: Community Impact Lab

Low Carbon Hub is a social enterprise that develops community-owned renewable energy installations across Oxfordshire that not only produce clean energy but accelerates the transition to the zero carbon energy system needed for the future, providing electricity, heat and a clean transport system, all powered by renewables.

The University has committed to reducing its carbon footprint on the road to becoming net zero. Yet the historic buildings and de-centralised nature of the Oxford college system pose a challenge to this university wide commitment.  This project will review across the Oxford college system to establish what energy related sustainability initiatives exist, who is working on them, what they are, what works, how are they financed, what challenges there are, and what opportunities there are for genuine inter-college collaboration. 

Our Fellows will partner with Low Carbon Hub and colleagues throughout the University to contribute to this vital and lasting research that will help to expedite Oxford University's sustainability mission.   

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