Q4 2021 NEWSLETTER

Q1 2022 NEWSLETTER

 

RESOURCES

As we find and create resources for transitioning to a lower carbon life and grant funding available, we will add them here.

 

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN: THE FACTS ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY

Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are affordable, reliable, low-impact, and popular. In 2021 they supplied more than 4% of the UK’s entire electricity demand, and this could treble by 2030. The many benefits of solar technology mean it can and must support the UK’s transition to a NetZero economy. This briefing from Solar Energy UK sets out the facts about solar and how it works, addressing some misconceptions about solar projects in the UK.

18 TIPS TO COMBAT GLOBAL WARMING

The climate crisis can seem overwhelming, but we can all contribute to making a difference. This is how change can start at home.

CROYDON HEALTHY HOMES

Croydon Healthy Homes is Croydon Council’s free energy advice service aimed at Croydon residents on low incomes (below £30k), and those more vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home (especially families with young children, older residents and residents with pre-existing medical conditions).

BOILER UPGRADE SCHEME (BUS)

  • The Boiler Upgrade Scheme provides grants to property owners to replace existing fossil fuel heating with more efficient, low carbon heating systems including air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and, in limited circumstances, biomass boilers. 

  • Heating systems can be commissioned any time from 1 April 2022, and applications for grants open from 23 May 2022. 

  • £5,000 is available towards air source heat pumps and biomass boilers & £6,000 is available towards ground source heat pumps.

  • The recently announced 0% VAT on the installation of energy saving materials including heat pumps and biomass boilers, further reduces the cost of installing these systems. This reduction will last for 5 years, meaning it will include the entire period of the BUS.

NATIONAL ENERGY ACTION (NEA)

NEA is a national charity with the vision to end fuel poverty. They work across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to ensure that everyone can afford to live in a warm home. Their work includes:

  • Providing advice and support to people struggling to heat their homes affordably, either directly or via community engagement projects and outreach

  • Campaigning and advocacy to ensure that the needs of fuel poor households are at the heart of policy decisions

  • Undertaking research and sharing insights

  • Developing accredited training and qualifications to improve standards of energy advice

HOW TO READ YOUR ELECTRICITY AND GAS METER

Not sure how to read your meters? Check out this handy guide.

ECOFURB

Ecofurb is a new end-to-end home renovation service. We help homeowners plan energy efficiency improvements, give impartial advice and oversee the works.

If you get in touch, please say you were recommended by us!