Climate Change and Energy Efficiency How you can save money and the environment. Laura Thompson Assistant Sustainable Energy Officer Oxford City Council. What is Climate Change?. A change in the worlds Climate noun Oxford Dictionary
Assistant Sustainable Energy Officer
Oxford City Council
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Every year UK homes produce around six tonnes of carbon dioxide each. If every home took up relatively simple energy efficiency measures and practices this would be cut by two tonnes
Home energy efficiency improvements can dramatically reduce your homes energy use.
This in turn saves you money off your energy bills, and reduces the amount of carbon dioxide pumped in to the atmosphere – thus saving the environment as well Individuals.
No Cost – behavioural changes
Simple measures like:
Low cost measures cost a money up front but this money is easily recouped from reduced fuel bills
These cost more money but their may be grants available for you to take advantage of
Once you're house is energy efficient you can start to think about the possibility of installing renewable technology to contribute towards your reduced energy demand
There are now many different renewable technology options available for the domestic household.
Grants are available from the Low carbon building program
Grants of up to £400 for most technologies or 50% off the cost of Photovoltaic panels
A range of grants and discounts are available for energy efficiency improvements and renewable technologies. You must ensure your house has adequate insulation before you can apply for a renewables grant
For information regarding energy efficiency grants and renewables grants contact the following:
Sustainable energy team – oxford city council 01865 252197
Energy savings trust low carbon buildings program 0800 914 0990
Local energy efficiency advice centre 0800 512012