Electricity supplies: The Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP) that was set up by South Cambridgeshire Council, are looking at the possibility of setting up a scheme for “collective switching” of electricity supplies. A meeting was held to discuss the proposal at Coton Village Hall on 14th November. Any further developments on this scheme will be reported next month.
Energy saving lights: Further to the article last month, it has been found that Homebase were selling LED bulbs at about £4 each under their brand name, whereas most other similar bulbs from recognised manufacturers are around £6 to £10. Also a wide variety of LED and CFL bulbs can be bought by mail order at discounted prices from BLT Direct. Their service has been used, and found to be excellent. Their website is: www.bltdirect.com. Telephone number: 01473 559 501.
Electricity monitors: These are still available on a free loan, if you should like to find out when, why, who, and what, are using so much electricity in your house! Please contact Trevor Brown (details below). These monitors were supplied to Little Gransden by SPEP.
There was a great show put on at the EcoHub in Gamlingay on 20th October. Several green energy companies had stands there, as did wild life groups such as the RSPB and Wildlife Trust. Talks were given by Siobhan Mellon of SPEP on the Green Deal, and by Dan Jones, who designed the EcoHub. They plan to put on another show at the EcoHub next year.
Contacts: Trevor Brown on telephone 677285, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Websites for reference:
www.energysavingtrust.org.uk – independent non-profit organisation that offers impartial advice on methods of energy saving.
www.decc.gov.uk – the Department of Energy and Climate Change website.
www.SPEP.net – South Cambs SPEP website.