March has been a busy month raising awareness of our projects and work.
Blogging for DECC
We were very pleased to be asked to be a guest blogger for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to raise awareness of the benefits of switching energy supplier - see https://decc.blog.gov.uk/2016/03/14/guest-blog-from-yorkshire-energy-doctor-kate-urwin/ With vulnerable groups more likely to be paying over the odds for their energy, and potential average savings of £330 per year, now is as good a time as any to bite the bullet and make a change. Get in touch if you would like advice on changing to a cheaper energy supplier.
Energy saving in Bradford
Our community energy advice project in the Lidget Green and Scholemoor areas of Bradford has started very successfully. We have run three outreach events and have already had 10 referrals for home visits to help people wanting to cut their energy costs. We were featured in the Telegraph and Argus on 9th March - read more about it here http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/news_behind/14330054.Do_you_know_how_to_save_money_on_your_utility_bills_/
Energy saving communities
In 2015 we ran two projects with the villages of Cridling Stubbs and Barlby in the Selby District. This was funded through Northern Powergrid's Community Energy Seed Fund and the work has now been written up as a case study available to download from this website: http://www.northernpowergrid.com/news/new-report-highlights-value-of-community-energy-projects