Energy: Buildings and Transport
Our houses could be more efficient with better insulation coupled with controlled ventilation giving more control over our usage. Our housing stock is one of the worst in Europe for leaky, badly insulated buildings. Government has recognised this and will provide, in many cases, grants to help cut energy waste, improve people’s comfort and save them money all at the same time. A well insulated property with solar panels and a heat pump will use very little precious energy with little of the pollution that fossil fuels emit. The earth is warming and the need to reverse this is now a matter of urgency.
In this category, we aim to provide links to some of the organisations and projects who are there to advise and help the public in this important field.
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Find several resources for neighbourhood planning, including 'How Green is My Plan?' 'How to identify suitable areas for onshore wind development in your neighbourhood plan', community engagement ideas and information on support that the Centre for Sustainable Energy can provide.
The new and updated edition of the popular guidebook – 22,000 downloads for both editions – explores the potential of ‘low carbon’ neighbourhood plans to incorporate policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The 3rd edition, with a foreword from the Town and Country Planning Association, has been thoroughly overhauled and now has much more policy detail, in particular around renewable energy.