Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to attend?

Practitioners of energy reduction in workplaces who consume £1/2m of energy p/a in their estate OR feature in the Carbon Reduction Commitment, new Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) or an equivalent scheme.


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Can energy suppliers or solution providers attend?

No. The Energy Club is for end users of energy only. If members want to discuss supplier offerings they will invite suppliers to take a presentation slot.


How you manage to keep the meetings FREE?

The meetings are kept FREE because the host provides the room, tea and coffee. The website, administrative support, promotion, legislative input, and facilitation is provided by Haydn Young and Energy Live News. 


When are meetings held?

Meetings are typically held quarterly. Meetings last 3 hours, starting around 9 am and ending at Midday.


What's a typical Agenda?

Most meetings cover 4 key elements.

1) Member project updates 

2) Legislation slot

3) Member/Guest Presentation

4) Problem Solving.


Do meetings only talk about energy issues?

No. The clubs' underlying interest is sustainability and the environment. Clubs debate a variety of topics based on these themes of which energy reduction is a significant one.


Do I need to commit to attending every meeting?

No. However for continuity, we recommend that you provide a stand-in if you are unable to attend a particular meeting.


Do outside speakers attend?

Occasionally a club will request a subject matter expert to present to the members during a meeting. 


Can I just turn up on the day?

No. All must register in advance. Those accepted will be sent an invite with the location details.


Can I have a copy of Meeting Minutes?

No, we take no minutes. All clubs adhere to Chatham House Rules.

The rule is as follows:

  • When a meeting/e-meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. Energy Club Confidentiality.


Can I attend any club?

Yes, subject to places being available. Some clubs can get busy and limit numbers.


How do I Sign Up?

Email with the Club location noted in the Subject Line.

Want an Energy Club in your area?


Find out how by contacting us at:


The Energy Club

Office 11 - 1C Uppingham Gate, Ayston Road,



LE15 9NY


Tel: 01572 729512

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