Energy Efficiency News
Broxtowe Energyfest and Big Energy Saving Week 2017
Citizens Advice Broxtowe and partners Broxtowe Borough Council and Nottingham Energy Partnership will look again to host a number of Big Energy Saving events to help people cut their energy bills in 2017. Look out for updates later in the year.
Stay Well This Winter
Public Health England and NHS England have launched the Stay Well This Winter campaign to help people stay well over the winter months. The campaign includes the national flu vaccination programmes for children and adults, as well as advice on how to avoid common illness to people over 65 or those with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease or respiratory illness.
Some useful additional links and information about organisations who can help you improve your home to save energy, water and more.
Healthy Housing Service
Can the Healthy Housing Service Help you?
Subsidised Boiler replacements
FREE cavity wall insulation*
Subsidised loft insulation*
Age UK's FREE draught excluders and radiator panels
Age UK Home Safety Check
Hand and grab rails
- Free Energy and Safety assessment for people over 60 or disabled people or people who are chronically sick. This includes a visit to your home looking at energy efficiency, heating, energy switching, income maximisation and health and well-being. Call the Nottingham Energy Partnership for more information on the Healthy Housing Service.
(* There is a £20 charge for the home insulation Technical Survey)
If you could benefit from any of these services please contact the Nottingham Energy Partnership who run this service:
Tel: 0115 9853009
Free Energy Workshops
If you are a member of a community group or organisation whose members would like advice on saving energy, money and carbon at home then help is at hand.
Free home energy advice workshops are available from Nottingham Energy Partnership (NEP), manager of the Council's Warm Zone home energy efficiency service.
The workshops are interactive, fun, informative and cover the following subjects and more:
switching energy tariff and
energy saving tips around the home
All advice given is completely impartial and participants go home with a free goody bag of energy saving products, helping them to start saving straight away.
The workshops can take place as part of your group's regular meeting or as a specially arranged. They have already been a great hit with local groups. For further information visit NEP Free Energy Workshop or call 0115 9859057.
Switch Your Energy Supplier
Thinking of changing your energy supplier? You should check and compare prices on an annual basis to ensure you are getting the best deal and now is a great time to be shopping around as the 'Big Six' energy companies have recently reduced their prices by up to 5%. Considerable savings can be be made by changing to a new deal.
The 'Easy Energy Switching Tool' for Nottinghamshire households can assist you with lowering energy costs by getting the most competitive deals.
Switching energy providers is easy and could make a big difference to your gas and electricity bills.
Why use 'The Easy Energy Switching Tool'? - It's quick, hassle free, 100% impartial and within a matter of minutes you could be saving £100s a year on your household bills.
With hundreds of energy tariffs available in the UK, switching supplier can seem daunting. It does not have to be. The tool does all the hard work for you, all you need to do is input a few details and select the best deal available to you.
It could save you hundreds of pounds
It is accredited by Consumer Focus
It is fully comprehensive, independent and impartial
Prices and tariffs are kept up to date
The suppliers and tariffs are monitored on a continuous basis
SWITCH ONLINE or call 0800 410 1143
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
'The World's first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat'
Are you interested in making your household or business premises more carbon neutral by using natural heat to warm up your property?
The government provides incentives on quarterly basis for seven years to everyone using renewable heat resources and supplying energy back to the grid by using biomass boiler; biomass stove; air source heat pump or solar thermal.
Are you interested? Click Here for domestic properties Click Here for Non-domestic properties
Changes to Green Deal funding
The government has decided to stop funding the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC). The GDFC was set up to lend money to Green Deal providers, existing Green Deal loans will not be affected and will continue to be repaid as normal.
Community Climate Action Network
The Community Climate Action Network supports a thriving network of community groups and individuals in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire who are working on climate change, energy efficiency and fuel poverty. More than 300 people, representing more than 80 community groups plus a range of service providers, are involved in the network. Services provided by the network include monthly e-bulletins, free desk-based 'Ask Me a Climate Question' Service, fact sheets on topics of interest to groups and
early events. The service is provided in partnership with Broxtowe Borough Council and local charity Marches Energy Agency. Its services are available free of charge to any community groups or individuals living in Nottinghamshire. Information on the network can be found on the Everybody's Talking About Climate Change website in the Communities Area.
Beeston Greening Campaign in Broxtowe
The aim of the Greening Campaign is to involve as many people as possible in finding ways to consume less including energy from fossil fuels, thereby reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere and saving people money! The Beeston Greening Group are a group of local people running this simple yet successful environmental campaign in Beeston. The group meet regularly and have carried out numerous projects in Broxtowe.