We’re all spending a lot of money on heating and powering our homes (around £16m per year, or £44,000 a day across the Tavistock area). With much of this spend going to the big power companies the majority of the benefit leaves our local economy like a leaking bucket.
By working together we can start to stem this flow in a number of ways. We can make our homes and businesses more energy efficient and reduce the amount we need to spend. We can also generate more locally, investing in micro-renewables at home or work. We can also look at opportunities to get together as a community and invest collectively in schemes which will deliver local benefit.
Importantly, we can also work together to tackle fuel poverty across the area, aiming for everyone to be able to enjoy a warmer and more comfortable home.
If you’re interested in getting involved please let us know.
To see what others are achieving elsewhere check out Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (www.wren.uk.com).