Nottingham Energy Calculator

 Nottingham City Council has launched an interactive web tool which allows residents to see how much money they could save by making energy-saving changes to their homes and to identify which renewable technologies would be suitable for their house.

The Race Is On: Free Insulation For All in 2012

The race is on to get your home insulated for free during 2012! Until the end of this year households in 11 Local Authority areas of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire are entitled to free loft and cavity wall insulation regardless of their income, thanks to Warm Streets, the only insulation scheme endorsed by the authorities involved.
This time limited offer includes free loft insulation for any private household (owned or rented) that currently has none (or less than 60mm), as well as free cavity wall insulation. Those who already have at least 60mm of loft insulation can pay a subsidised price of just £99 to have it topped up to the recommended level.
Caroline Harmon of Marches Energy Agency, which helps runs the scheme, said:
‘This offer is better than free! Not only can we now install loft and cavity wall insulation for free, but you will save money on your energy bills for years to come as your home will be easier to heat. It will also reduce the impact of your home on the environment.’
She added a warning:
‘Free insulation is only possible due to government subsidises which are due to end in December 2012. After that we expect loft and cavity wall insulation to cost several hundred pounds each . Take advantage while you can!’
Call Warmstreets on 0800 043 9569, or if calling from a mobile 0333 577 9569, to organise a survey today. Alternatively, visit: Offers are subject to survey and house size.
To find out if the offer is available in your area and what other insulation offers exist in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire visit our insulation offers page.
Warm Streets can also offer the best deals in renewable technologies, solid wall insulation, replacement heating systems and other improvements to your home.

Energy Advice on Offer in Allestree

More than 50 Derby residents received advice about energy efficiency and domestic renewables when the Fantastic Home visited Park Farm Shopping Centre on 9th March as part of the Allestree and Normanton LEAF project.
The Watt Bike, which allows people to have a go at generating energy using leg power, and a display of free energy savings items outside an empty shop unit attracted plenty of shoppers, whilst factsheets, more freebies, display boards from the council and a giant board game inside the shop gave people plenty of information about saving energy.
Advice was given out on loft and cavity wall insulaiton, as well as a new grants scheme for solid wall insulation ( Visitors were also interested in solar hot water and photovoltaic panels.
The Fantastic Home will be visiting Park Farm Shopping Centre again on Thursday 15th March and Saturday 24th March.

Members Needed for Nottinghamshire Wind Turbine Project

East Bridgord Community Energy IPS Ltd is a community group working on an exciting project to install  a medium sized wind turbine (costing £1m) near East Bridgford in Nottinghamshire.
They are close to putting in a planning application but are short of people with business, PR, and legal experience (although they would welcome anyone with enthusiasm). 
If you want to know more please visit their website. If you would like to be involved, please contact John Chater on 01949 20882 or David Atkins, 01949 20390


Sun Comes Out For Greening Beeston Fantastic Home Event

 A drizzly start at the Square in Beeston was not able to dampen spirits for what turned out to be a bustling Greening Beeston Fantastic Home event on Saturday 3rd March with over 100 people attending the event.
As the sun broke through and the Saturday morning foot fall increased there was plenty of interest Fantastic Home trailer and the Greening Beeston gazebo with local residents keen to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Ways to insulate solid walls was high on the list of queries raised, a key issue given the prevalence of Victorian house in the area. There was also considerable interest in the range of clever ways of reduce resource use in the home with plenty off free items being given away.
Visitors to the exhbition were given freebies worth more thasn

£800 which will save them more than £17,000 on their energy bills in the coming years. They will also save almost 20,000kg carbon dioxide emissions and almost 600,000 litres of water.