Weâ€™ve had an exciting, busy summer at Easton Energy Group. We are still based in the Bristol City Council Warm Up Bristol Show Home. In May, The Good Gym came to help us sort out our back garden, since then weâ€™ve been holding weekly Digging in the Dirt gardening sessions. Â As an alternative to shopping, […]
I've worked in sustainability for a number of years, so I'm very familiar with the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt-hour* but a lot of people have little understanding of energy, and don't know how much they should be using. A very simple way to improve your energy literacy is to take meter readings regularly (I do mine weekly and monthly). This can help in two very useful ways. Firstly, you can say goodbye to estimated bills, which may be overcharging you (they may undercharge you too, but it will always catch up with you in the end). Secondly, you can start to predict how much you are going to spend each month and put some money aside for it.
Whilst thinking about what to do for my first proper blog post, it started snowing in Bristol. Not much, but it got me thinking about climate change and how it is relevant to the residents of Easton, many of whom don’t have enough money to heat their homes properly and many originally from less developed parts of the world, with little historical responsibility for causing climate change.
So, Easton Energy Group has won £16,000 from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF). The project aims to: