NKCE Youth Training Programme
IN 2018, Repowering delivered its Youth Training Programme for 16 young people on behalf of NKCE. The young people gain skills in renewable technology, communications, energy efficiency, community engagement and more. The Trainees gained five AQA certificates and were paid the London Living Wage for participating.
We hope to run our Youth Training Programme in the area again soon. You can hear from some of the Trainees in our video below.
Greener Living Day
In February 2020 NKCE held RBKC’s first ever Greener Living Day. We invited 12 sustainability groups working in and around the North Kensington area to share our successes with the wider world. The day was and incredible success, with over 100 attendees including the Deputy Mayor. Unfortunately due to Covid we have not been able to hold another Greener Living Day yet, but we plan to do so as soon as it’s safe.
The Greener Living day made possible with support from the RBKC Climate Change Team and a grant from the Westway Trust.
Solar Panel making workshops
An award winning co-op
North Kensington Community Energy was awarded the “Community Renewable Energy Project Award” by Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales in 2019. In 2020 NKCE was awarded the “Inspirational Community Project” award at the Green Heart Hero awards held by the Climate Coalition.
Both awards are in recognition of our education and community building work, in addition to installing the solar panels we install.
Neil is a resident in North Kensington, where he is involved in community life through his church, NKCE and other environmental organisations. As a director, Neil is helping raise awareness about community energy in RBKC, so that every resident has the opportunity to be involved in tackling climate change in the borough. Neil is studying for a PhD in climate policy at Imperial College in South Kensington.