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Helping to save energy for Stafford area ... and for our planet!

Wind farm #2Onshore and offshore wind turbines generated 15% of the UK's electricity in 2017, helping to make it a record-breaking year for renewables, including the first 'coal-free' days since the 1880s. Read the full story here.

Welcome to the Save Your Energy website, which is packed with practical advice and information about how to save energy in your home or business, and how to generate your own heat or electricity using renewable energy sources.

Cut carbon emissions: Saving energy will cut your bills and reduce your carbon emissions. This is vital if we are to reduce the impact of climate change, now and in the future.

Nearly 200,000 unique visits per year: Although intended mainly for people living in and around Stafford, Staffordshire, much of the information is useful wherever you are, and we welcome visitors from far and wide.

Local case studies and services: This site also tells you about households and businesses who have made energy-saving changes, and provides links to localcompanies providing relevant products and services.

Non-profit: The website, founded in 2008, is maintained by Sustainability Matters, a not-for-profit community group, and is supported by Stafford Borough Council. Let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions to improve the site, or would like to feature your energy-saving project on the site - just click .

Your community: Thinking about solar panels for your community hall or social club, or want to make your neighbourhood more eco-friendly? See our Community Energy section for advice and tips or to add your event or activity to the 'What's on' list.

NEW THIS MONTH:

2017 hailed as 'greenest ever' for UK electricity         New help for Stafford residents to heat their homes      Record rise in greenhouse gas levels      Government launches Clean Growth Strategy        Increased RHI rates get green light

Cooking - a menu for saving

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Vegetables cook faster if you chop them into smaller chunks, use just enough water to cover, use the smallest pan possible for the quantity, and cover with a lid.

ADVICE, GRANTS AND OFFERS

Give your home a health check!

Free help and advice from Stafford Borough Council

Healthy houseKeep warm, manage fuel bills

Reduce the risk of fires and accidents

Prevent falls in the home

Adapt your home for a disabled person

Essential repairs and maintenance

Free, no obligation home visit from a Health and Housing advisor

Download 'Give your home a health check'

or phone (01785) 619000

 

Warmer Homes Stafford

'Act now to get your £140 Warm Home Discount for this winter'

Live in Stafford Borough? Then talk to us today about finding help

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FOR WINTER 2017-18, residents on less than a £21,000 household income – after paying their rent or mortgage – those with young children, households with less than £12,000 in savings and people with certain disabilities could be eligible for financial assistance. See 'New help to heat your home for Stafford residents'

or check out the Warmer Homes Stafford website

 

Companies and installers

Use our list of local suppliers to find what you're looking for

Click on 'Where to find help?' above

 

Suffering financial hardship?
You can apply for financial help from energy suppliers

 

Focus on Feed-in Tariffs

Click here for our handy summary of the latest rates

 

Health Through WarmthHTW logo

Do you know someone whose health is affected by cold living conditions?

Do they require assistance with the installation of heating and insulation that they cannot fully fund themselves?

Click here for more information about npower's Health Through Warmth, and how it may be able to help

Your energy supply

Citizens' Advice helps you find answers to all your questions!

HELP AND ADVICE FROM SAVE YOUR ENERGY:

For free impartial energy advice:

If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, phone the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 (national rate calls).
If you live in Scotland phone Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282.

Do you live in a rented property in Stafford Borough? Are you concerned about the state of the property or its management? You can phone the Housing Standards team at Stafford Borough Council on 01785 619000, for advice.

NOTE: Some deals for energy efficiency measures may apply to homeowners only. Tenants should consult with their landlords before taking any action.

 

Save Energy, Save Money, Save the Earth