Home energy

Energy use in our homes and workplaces accounts for a large proportion of our carbon emissions and our impact on the environment.

 

Within Wotton-under-Edge and the surrounding villages, many of our homes and local business properties are not adequately insulated, we aren't able to make as much use of clean energy as we would like and we could potentially save a huge amount on our bills from heating, lighting and cooking.

 

Our group works with local and district councils, as well as independent groups and local businesses to promote solutions that can help you reduce energy use at home and work, generate clean energy sources and generally ensure our community is more energy-efficient and resilient to the effects of climate change.

 

Things you can do right now:
  • Switch to a green energy provider (Which? have a great guide to finding one)
  • Ensure you have sufficient loft insulation (Severn Wye Energy Agency offer free, independent and local home energy advice and access to funding initiatives that can help you improve your home for less)
  • Dry clothes outside
  • Cook with lids on pans
  • Turn electrical items and lights off when you leave a room
  • If you have one, charge your EV at a time when energy use is lower

 

Events coming soon:
  • Carbon Footprint popup shop #2 (date TBC)
  • Solar PV options, including the 'Solar Streets' initiative (more details to follow)
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Home energy directory

Our team pulled together a Home energy directory, giving details of all the services available locally (some with funding) that can help you reduce energy use in your home. 

 

WWF Carbon footprint calculator

The World Wildlife Fund offer an easy-to-use carbon footprint calculator. Whilst not going in to granular detail, this calculator gives an idea of what your carbon footprint might be, how it compares to others and what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

 

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