Energy Advice

Warm and Safe Wiltshire (here) is a service provided by the Centre for Sustainable Energy on behalf of Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council.

July update

Bradford-on-Avon Domestic Solar PV Offer
One of the key issues facing CFB’s aim to help Bradford-on-Avon’s carbon neutral commitment is to see a widespread take-up of solar systems

April update

POTENTIAL SOLAR PV SCAM ALERT from Nigel Gerdes
A friend in Nottingham wrote recently: ‘We’ve had solar panels for around 8 years and this morning I received a letter saying I have not received my free solar system health check and service and that the warranty is about to expire.’

February update

Energy from Waste – the Westbury Northacre plant
You may well be aware that a planning application for the construction of an advanced Energy from Waste (EfW) plant at Westbury

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