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Harlow households can benefit from one stop shop for energy saving

General / Sun 13th Mar 2022 am31 06:58am

WITH energy costs rising and many households struggling with the costs of heating their home, Essex County Council has announced two new initiatives to support residents to reduce both energy consumption and energy bills. 

A new website www.warmhomesessex.org.uk aims to provide a one stop shop for all things home energy saving. 


Previously, there was no single location for Essex residents to access information about the various funding schemes and support available from local authorities, central government, energy companies and the charities who provide funding and advice.

The new website aims to ensure residents are aware of, and can easily access, the schemes available as well as providing a resource for residents and professionals to share best practice and case studies. 


Cllr Peter Schwier, Essex County Council’s Climate Czar said: “We know only too well the struggles many are having to pay bills. This can mean that people cut back on their heating or get behind with their bills which can in turn lead to problems escalating. These new initiatives will help people reduce their energy consumption and reduce bills which is both good for residents and good for the environment.”

Advice will be available on a wide range of support including applying for grant schemes for low-income households, advice on larger retrofit measures (e.g., external wall, loft, cavity wall insulation, air source heat pumps) as well as group schemes for solar panels and solar energy battery storage.


In addition, a cash injection of £2.6m will help make homes warmer and more energy efficient across Essex, following a successful funding bid led by Essex County Council to the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF).

The money will be spent on retrofitting energy efficiency measures to 769 homes owned by Sanctuary Housing and Eastlight Community Homes across the county, from April 2022 to March 2023. It is estimated that it will save residents on average £118 per annum on their energy bills, as well as saving the environment 534 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

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3 Comments for Harlow households can benefit from one stop shop for energy saving:

John Oakes
2022-03-13 08:25:44

Sounds good to me I'm on a low income so I'll be having a look at what's on offer👍

Chris
2022-03-14 13:31:30

Oops the link doesn't work!

Chris
2022-03-14 13:32:42

https://www.warmhomesessex.org.uk/ The working website

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