This page provides links to publications and websites that promote energy awareness and energy saving techniques. To reduce our energy usage in the authority it is important to obtain a knowledge of how our energy is used and where energy can be saved.

This page provides some general links to energy sources that you may find useful in obtaining knowledge regarding energy usage. Below are links to three more energy pages that provide more detailed energy advice and knowledge.

Energy Saving in Local Authority Buildings

Below are links to publications and web pages that provides information on saving energy in your building type.

Energy Saving Advice / Schemes / Grants
  • Carbon Trust Publications– Link to the UK’s biggest online collection of free independent energy efficiency publications.
    Most publications can be downloaded as PDF files
  • Committee on Climate Change– The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is an independent body established under the Climate Change Act to advise the UK Government on setting carbon budgets, and to report to Parliament on the progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • The Energy Office– The site provides information on how to save energy in offices on a daily basis without having to spend (much) money.
  • reFocus– International renewable energy magazine
  • The Energy Saving Trust– The Energy Saving Trust’s goal is to achieve the sustainable and efficient use of energy, and to cut carbon dioxide emissions, one of the key contributors to climate change.
  • The Wood Energy Business Scheme– The Wood Energy Business Scheme is a Forestry Commission Wales initiative which aims to establish a network of wood fuelled installations across Wales, producing clean heat and electricity and strengthening the timber supply chain
  • The Low Carbon Buildings Programme– The Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) provides grants for the installation of microgeneration technologies in a range of buildings to include households, community organisations, public, private and the non-profit sectors.