Community energy resources

Energy saving, renewable energy and fuel poverty are hugely important issues right now. Check out the links below for lots of information, tips and ideas about energy and how to save on your bills.

Citizens Advice Information on grants and benefits to help you pay your energy bills
Energy Action Scotland For a future without fuel poverty
energy Free advice and information on energy-related matters, eg problems with energy suppliers
Energy Saving Trust How to save money on your energy bills
G-Heat: Glasgow Home Energy Advice Team Independent advice on energy-related issues to householders on a face to face basis, in their homes
Glasgow City Council Energy advice tips
Glasgow Community Energy Glasgow’s new community-owned renewable energy co-operative
Glasgow Helps Free and confidential information on eligibility for the Fuel Support Grant and how to access it
Home Energy Scotland Everything you need to know about the Warmer Homes Scotland programme
Local Energy Scotland The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme. CARES supports communities across Scotland to engage with, participate in and benefit from the energy transition to net zero emissions.
MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis‘s money-saving tips on how to heat the human not the home

Saving energy at home

We discussed energy efficiency at our November 2022 meeting with our guests Chris Carus from Loco Home Retrofit CIC and Marc Brammer from LiveEco.

The main practical ideas that came up were all about saving costs by cutting down on heat loss, eg:

  • insulating your flat or house, especially lofts
  • eliminating draughts at front and back doors
  • double- or triple-glazing windows, including windows in tenement closes

Sources of advice include:

If you know of any other useful resources, get in touch!