Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) works to cut the carbon footprint of Winchester district, creating lower energy bills, healthier lifestyles and stronger communities. We are local residents, businesses and policy-makers, working together to tread more lightly on the planet.
Together, we can create a better future.
Power companies and some politicians say that high gas and electricity bills are caused by charges to subsidise green measures, but green measures accounted for less than 9% of the average family bill for duel fuel (in other words, both electricity and gas), £122 out of £1,287 a year.
Even so, the Chancellor announced changes on 5 December that will cut fuel bills, ignoring those who pointed out that this was bad for climate change and for people on low incomes who will get less help from ECO (the Energy Company Obligation which has been changed).
Local company ExpertEnergy will offer a 10% discount off all prices as advertised on their website, plus give a donation to WinACC for the referral. ExpertEnergy provide home energy and thermal imaging surveys for homeowners and similar services to businesses.
Just to avoid any misunderstandings: this check is not an Energy Performance Certificate, and does not qualify for Green Deal loans.
The money for our free Green Deal assessments has been used up. An assessment and report from our partners Solent Green Deal costs £150. If you take out a Green Deal loan this charge will be covered by the loan or grant. For advice about the Green Deal and ECO grants and to discuss your options, ring our Green Deal Winchester helpline on 01962 827083.
Winchester City Council has listened to local people and is recommending putting climate change back into the Community Strategy. See item 8 of the agenda for Cabinet on 4 December to read the full report.