Use Less Energy

Because electricity and gas are so easily accessible and make our lives so much easier and more comfortable, we tend to take them for granted. How often do we ask ourselves the questions: “Do I really need that light on?” “Have I left anything on standby?” “If I turn down the heating by a couple … Read more

Save Energy

Good insulation allows us to use less energy.  So we’d like to make sure that, where possible, every home in the Bradford on Avon Community Area is fully insulated by 2015. For all sorts of ideas to help you reduce your energy consumption by insulating your home better, take a look at these links for … Read more

Switch to a Clean Energy Supplier

Windfarm with sun low over the horizon

If you can’t fit solar panels or other renewable energy source, or simply don’t want to, a really good alternative is to switch to a renewable energy supplier. Ecotricity and Good Energy both supply 100% green electricity and Ecotricity will donate money to CFB for every householder who switches to them.

Generate Your Own Energy

Photovoltaic panels on the roof of a house

With new, improved technologies and new tariffs, generating your own energy is still very attractive, both financially and to reduce CO2e (CO2emissions). Under the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, electricity companies pay a tariff for each kilowatt hour of independently generated, small scale electricity.  Even today, with reduced tariffs you could expect a return of around 6 … Read more

Invest in Community Energy

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Investing in locally generated, renewable energy is becoming an increasingly popular way of individuals helping to increase the amount of clean energy generation. It’s also an ideal solution for those of us not so keen on having things such as solar panels on our own buildings. It’s a win-win situation for communities.  Not only is … Read more

Renewable Heat Incentive

Solar water heating panels on a roof

Solar Thermal Hot Water and Domestic Heating in Bradford on Avon In 2011, Climate Friendly Bradford started to promote adoption of Photovoltaic electricity generation across Bradford and the surrounding villages as means of reducing individual householder’s carbon footprint, and, at the same time capitalising on the government’s Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) that is designed to offset initial … Read more

Spring Cleaning

Having a spring clean? Trying to declutter but not sure what to do with that pile of unwanted household items? Rehoming your goods contributes to the circular economy and maximises their use before eventually being recycled or sent to landfill. You may already be a member of the local Freegle or Freecycle groups but you could also try Trash Nothing which captures all the local recycling … Read more