ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Most of us want to reduce our energy use - whether due to rising fuel costs or concerns about climate change. Being more energy efficient in our homes is one of the easiest ways to reduce our costs, as well as our vulnerability to changing and increasing energy prices, and there are many ways - large and small - in which we can achieve this.

Carbon Trust

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The Carbon Trust is a world-leading organisation helping businesses, governments and the public sector to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy through carbon reduction, energy-saving strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.
www.carbontrust.com/home

Carbon Trust Guide

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Energy and carbon saving advice for the agriculture & horticulture sector.
www.carbontrust.com/resources/guides/sector-based-advice/agriculture-and-horticulture

Centre For Sustainable Energy

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The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) helps people and organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors meet the twin challenges of rising energy costs and climate change.
www.cse.org.uk

Community First Bulk Buying Scheme - Heating Oil

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Group buying offers people the chance to negotiate lower prices for their fuel. As a charity serving communities throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire we offer membership of our community bulk buying group for heating oil. This helps us fight fuel poverty and keeps resources in the local economy. On the 28 of each month we collate orders placed with us and go to market to find the best deals. Usually delivery is between 5 and 10 working days later and we hold the same price for 500 litres or more. Oil prices vary day to day but we typically save around 3 p a litre against the UK average for a 1000 litre 10 day delivery. Charges: Annual service charge of £20
www.comfirst.org.uk

Energy Grants and Help With Heating Costs

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Energy Saving Advice Service

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A telephone advice service run on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) offering impartial energy-saving advice to homes and businesses.
www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Organisations/Government-and-local-programmes/Programmes-we-deliver/Energy-Saving-Advice-Service

Energy Switching Advice

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An independent price comparison service which provides customers with fast, free and friendly advice on their best gas and electricity deal.
www.energyhelpline.com

Green Deal Advice

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Advice and support about the Green Deal and how households and businesses can benefit.
www.gov.uk/green-deal-energy-saving-measures

Herefordshire Council Home Energy Advice

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Information on home energy, fuel poverty and the Green Deal.
https://beta.herefordshire.gov.uk/housing/advice/energy-efficiency-advice-and-assessment/

Herefordshire New Leaf

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New Leaf is a small not for profit co-operative working in Herefordshire. We work with people around the county to develop ways of saving energy and living more sustainably.
www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk

Marches Energy Agency

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MEA is registered charity and social enterprise. We specialise in the delivery of practical, effective and creative ways of promoting energy reduction and renewable energy solutions. Our mission is to address fuel poverty, enhance local energy security and resilience and help create low carbon citizens, communities, organisations and economies.
www.mea.org.uk

Plan Local

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A suite of resources including films, resource pack and the website which aims to support communities and groups that are planning for low carbon living.
www.planlocal.org.uk

Severn Wye Energy Agency

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We are an independent charity and not-for-profit company which aims to promote sustainable energy and affordable warmth through partnership, awareness-raising, innovation and strategic action.
www.swea.co.uk

Top 10 Energy Efficiency Guide

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Website which helps consumers choose environmentally-friendly products, cut their energy consumption and save money. The website gives independent, impartial listings of the most energy-efficient products from a range of popular electrical appliances.
www.top10energyefficiency.org.uk/

Which? Switch

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Compare gas and electricity prices with our free and impartial service.
www.which.co.uk/switch/