What we do

Regen SW is a leading centre of sustainable energy expertise and pioneering project delivery. We enable business, local authorities, community groups and other organisations to deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency and build a prosperous low-carbon economy in the south west of England.

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Regen SW has over 260 Members. Membership gives you access to the latest sustainable energy news, input into policy consultations, and reduced entry to events. Join here.

We focus on giving businesses in the south west more of a voice in national policy and help draw in more investment.

News & resources

The element in the room: New

The element in the room: New energy-inspired poems launch evening

23rd Sep 2014

Wales' first full scale tidal energy

7 August 2014

8th Aug 2014

Economic growth dented by loss of

31 July 2014

31st Jul 2014

Regen SW comment on Government budget

DECC announcement on budget allocations for renewables signal start of tougher…

25th Jul 2014

Marine Energy Industry Welcomes New

7 July 2014

8th Jul 2014

South west industry welcomes new

8 July 2014

8th Jul 2014

Media release: Renewable electricity

7 July 2014

7th Jul 2014

South West and Pembrokeshire forge

2 July 2014

2nd Jul 2014

Legislation for ROCs/RHI restrictions

26 June 2014

27th Jun 2014

Community Right to Buy

25 June 2014

25th Jun 2014

A&P Falmouth update

June 2014

18th Jun 2014

The revised Environmental Impact

16 June 2014- By Bond Dickinson

16th Jun 2014

@RCHQEvents Perhaps you know folk who should be nominated for the Sustainable Energy Champion Award?http://t.co/CbqbS58sDF #GreenEnergyAward

about 9 hours ago

@PicoEnergy @hydromatch Looks good! Enter your nomination here http://t.co/SlvISjbTcl by Monday 8 September! #GreenEnergyAwards

about 10 hours ago

What is the Best Business Innovation within the renewables sector from the past 12 months? http://t.co/CCgEsu34dm #GreenEnergyAwards

about 10 hours ago

Nominations for the #GreenEnergyAwards Most Proactive Public Sector Body award close 8 Sep. @DFRSFireControl http://t.co/krZFD7tRdH

about 10 hours ago

@TrillionFund Perhaps you know folk who should be nominated for the Best Renewable Energy Scheme? http://t.co/CbqbS58sDF #GreenEnergyAwards

about 10 hours ago

Nominations for the #GreenEnergyAwards Most Proactive Public Sector Body award close 8 Sep. @plymouthcc http://t.co/krZFD7tRdH

about 11 hours ago

Nominations for the #GreenEnergyAwards Most Proactive Public Sector Body award close 8 Sep. @CornwallCouncil http://t.co/krZFD7tRdH

about 11 hours ago

Who's got their #GreenEnergyAward nomination in already? http://t.co/7my1RPSMIM @Malaby_Biogas @IceRenewables @CornwallCouncil @bathnes

about 11 hours ago

What is the Best Renewable Energy Scheme of the past 12 months? Nominations close 8 Sept http://t.co/CCgEsu34dm #GreenEnergyAwards

about 12 hours ago
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Praise for balanced technology approach

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Regen SW response to Community Energy Strategy call for evidence

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ClimateChangeMatters: Does the coalition have the energy to see its bill through?

Jonathan Johns from ClimateChangeMatters and a director of Regen has also…

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Bristol Channel Energy- Balanced technology Approach

This document draws on various assessments and reports relating to marine…

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Regen SW press release on FIT review and High Court Ruling

Regen SW press release on FIT review and High Court Ruling

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Regen report: The Benefits of Microgeneration and the Feed-in Tariff

Report written by Regen SW on the benefits of microgeneration and the Feed-in…

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Letter to SW MPs on FIT review

Merlin Hyman wrote to South West MPs urging them to take action on the FIT…

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Letter to PM on FIT for social housing

Letter to the PM signed by Regen SW and other organisations on the FIT for…

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Summary of waste review and AD strategy from Regen SW - June 2011

Regen SW summarises the main points relating to energy from waste from…

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Regen summary of government response to CLG committee paper on abolition of RSS

Regen's summary of the government's response to CLG committee paper…

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The South West Bioheat Programme KEY FACTS

The South West Bioheat Programme is driven by the need to support businesses…

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Renewable Energy Progress Report: 2011 Annual Survey

The Renewable Energy Progress Report sets out the renewable resources we have,…

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Onshore electricity generation

Regen SW helps developers and communities understand what their options are for projects in the south west, and how they can best develop their ideas. Find help with getting your project off the ground, and learn more about Communities for Renewables.

More on onshore electricity

Renewable heat generation

Regen SW helps promote the deployment of renewable heat technologies in the south west, deliver policy, and supply chain support and advise business and organisations on the benefits of installing renewable heat.

More on renewable heat

Offshore renewables

Regen SW helps develop the supply-chain of the offshore energy sector in the south west. We have many wave and tidal developers, research organisations and consultancy firms. Find out how we can help your business develop in this sector.

More on offshore

Microgeneration and EE

Regen SW is working to help develop and support the microgeneration and energy efficiency supply chains in the region by providing routes to markets for south-west-based companies.

More on microgeneration

Supporting Communities

Find out what Regen SW does to support communities who are thinking about renewable energy projects in their area, including information about the community energy group network.

More about communities

Renewables in the SW

For over a decade Regen SW has been working to build a sustainable energy sector in the south west. The following pages provide more information about the work we do within policy and planning and also provides our progress reports.

Building renewables

Grid Collaboration Service

To reduce grid reinforcement costs and enable projects in areas where grid costs are prohibitive and to support a development model that maximises collaboration and works positively with local communities.

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Ready for Retrofit Programme

Ready for Retrofit programme, Eligible south west SME’s can access free intensive business support and a £1,000 business development voucher from a Regen SW adviser, designed to create a competitive advantage for their business.

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