Energy for everyone

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Welcome to the Energy for Everyone, a place where the whole community can discuss how to heat and power your homes and businesses in the most energy efficient way, whilst helping to save you money and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

This space is here to share advice and guidance, from small steps you can take at no or little cost to larger projects, such as switching to a new renewable energy source to power your home or business. Together, these actions will help the borough to transition to more sustainable energy options, providing us all with a sustainable future.



Welcome to the Energy for Everyone, a place where the whole community can discuss how to heat and power your homes and businesses in the most energy efficient way, whilst helping to save you money and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

This space is here to share advice and guidance, from small steps you can take at no or little cost to larger projects, such as switching to a new renewable energy source to power your home or business. Together, these actions will help the borough to transition to more sustainable energy options, providing us all with a sustainable future.



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What are you doing to help you save energy at home or in your workplace?

With the increase in energy costs over the last few years many more of us have been making changes in both our homes, businesses and community to try to reduce our energy use and cut our bills.

We want to hear about the actions you are taking, whether it is a small low cost adjustment in your home, or a larger project where you have made the switch to a fully renewable power source. Please add your tips, upload a blog or vlog on a certain topic related to energy saving or share details about energy efficiency measures you are trying out in your home and report back on its success at a later date.

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    Solar Together

    by Cat Stew, 3 months ago

    We had been thinking about solar panels for a good while with me retiring and wanting to reduce bills while generating renewable electricity. We’d had a few firms in contact but just hadn’t felt confident. When CW&C launched Solar Together being part of a larger group of people and not just an individual gave us confidence and assurance. It’s been brilliant. Solar Bureau were a fantastic firm and we’re generating electricity even in winter and the battery enables us to buy cheap electricity overnight when demand is low. There was a financial commitment which will take time to make back... Continue reading

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    My home energy journey to a carbon free future

    by Gavin.Griffith, 3 months ago

    I have aways been interested in climate change, and the need to adapt my behaviours and environment to meet the challenge of the Climate Emergency. My journey began in 2015 when I installed 4 kW of Solar PV on my home.

    Since that time I have removed all gas appliances, including the hob and central heating boiler, replacing them with an induction hob and Air Source Heat Pump. Alongside this I have signed up to a green energy tariff, ensuring that the electricity I do use is derived from renewable sources.


    I must admit to a degree of anxiety about... Continue reading

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    Citizens Advice Cheshire West Energy Project

    by Peter Wait, 3 months ago

    Our energy advisers are currently delivering a project to help vulnerable residents in or facing the threat of fuel poverty. We are working with our local partners and community group for various events, including drop in's, front line training and talks. Please see our web page for further details and our January 2024 whereabouts.

    CACW Energy Team Whereabouts


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    Expect a warm welcome when visiting one of many Welcoming Spaces across the borough

    3 months ago

    Welcoming Spaces are available to all residents of Cheshire West. They offer a safe and warm welcoming space where people can connect with others in their community and make new friends.

    The network of Welcoming Spaces includes Council libraries, churches, community centres and more.

    The Council’s libraries team have been welcoming thousands of people into libraries this year, providing residents with an opportunity to use free library services and take part in activities.

    Library information and opening hours are available on the Council’s website.
    https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/findalibrary

    Cabinet Member for a Fairer Future, Councillor Lisa Denson, said: “It’s important that during these... Continue reading

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    Chester Zoo takes strides for sustainability

    by Chester Zoo, 3 months ago

    Our world is undergoing rapid and catastrophic environmental change brought about by the unsustainable exploitation of the planet’s resources. Chester Zoo’s mission is to prevent extinction – creating meaningful connections between our work, our visitors and between nature and humans. We are passionate about creating a future where nature can survive and thrive.

    As part of our mission to prevent extinction, our strategy must include measures that can reduce the global threats to ecosystems presented by climate change, waste pollution and the over exploitation of natural resources. Chester Zoo is committed to improving sustainability across all its activities.

    Some of... Continue reading

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    Warm, Welcoming Spaces

    by jheselwood, 4 months ago

    Last winter (2022-23) Cheshire Community Action was proud to work with the Council and Cheshire West Voluntary Action to administer, promote and distribute the Warm Welcoming Spaces Fund to community organisations across the borough and our evaluation report highlights some of the Fund's major achievements.

    Key figures from the CWaC Warm, Welcoming Spaces Fund Evaluation 2022-23:

    • Total grant funding spent: £29,501

    • Number of grants approved: 50

    • Estimated total weekly attendance across Cheshire West in all Warm Welcoming Spaces: 1,806

    • Estimated total attendance across all Cheshire West in all Warm Welcoming Spaces during Autumn/Winter 2022-23: 15,226

    •... Continue reading