WinACC launches new home energy-saving initiative

Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) launched its new energy-saving initiative at an open meeting on Saturday 6 December.

Till 20 March 20i5, the Big Energy Saving Network is funding  the local energy experts to advise people how they can save energy, save money and still stay warm by reviewing where they get their electricity and gas from, and what payment plan they have.

At the same time, the local climate charity is keen to help people cut down the amount of energy they use. “The more fossil fuel we use, the more greenhouse gas pollutes our atmosphere, and the higher our energy bills”, said Chris Holloway, WinACC’s Director.

So WinACC and the Big Energy Saving Network Champion, local businessman Andy Smale of Expert Energy, are offering free short sessions to groups who want to learn more about how to save energy and money. “We already have some sessions arranged with Age UK in Winchester”, said Andy, “Now we are hoping that other lunch-clubs, societies and local groups will get in touch to arrange for us to come and help their members”.

Saturday’s meeting used case studies of pantomime characters to see how Baron Hard-up could get help to pay for the energy bills in his draughty castle, how the elves could control their heating better, and the gadgets which help Aladdin to keep track of where his energy went.

To find out more and book a session for local community groups, ring Chris on 07779 283451 or Andy on 02380 644153 .