Energy for everyone campaign offers guidance on saving energy
Cheshire West & Chester launches energy saving campaign
Cheshire West and Chester Council has launched an energy saving campaign this week which will provide residents and businesses with advice and tips on saving energy, reducing bills and helping to cut the carbon emissions of properties.
With energy prices remaining high, making properties as energy efficient as possible will help reduce bills, provide more comfortable buildings to live and work in and reduce the carbon footprint of properties across the borough.
Launched during Energy Savers Week, a national initiative run by Citizens Advice and Energy Saving Trust, the Council has developed an Energy for Everyone hub which will share ways that people can make improvements to their properties to help them be more energy efficient. Advice will be added to the site throughout the year and will include both easy, low-cost energy saving tips as well as advice on projects which will help people transition to powering their properties with renewable sources of energy, such as installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Lots of energy saving projects are already taking place across the borough and the Council is keen to showcase this on the Energy for Everyone hub. Residents, businesses and community groups are encouraged to share what steps they’ve taken to help improve the energy efficiency of their properties. People can upload their stories to the ‘energy saving stories’ section or add details on the ‘energy action map’ on the hub.
Visit: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/energyforeveryone to upload your energy saving action.
Cllr Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council and Chair of the Climate Emergency Taskforce, said: “We know that one of the biggest challenges faced by households and businesses is the continuing high cost of energy. People should be able to live and work in warm, comfortable homes and workplaces. We want people to understand the improvements they can make that would help them live comfortably now and ensure their homes are fit for the future.”
As a Council and a borough we’re continuing on our journey to net zero, with energy saving projects taking place to make the Council carbon neutral by 2030 and by 2045 as the borough. View the Cheshire West and Chester Climate Emergency Response Plan: www.westcheshireclimateplan.co.uk