Ask Nailsea – Green Energy Schemes

GroupQuick ReferenceWhat is the idea?Where will it be?Cost?Why do you think we need this in Nailsea?Additional InformationNumber of
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GREEN ENERGY SCHEMESGreen electricity schemes - HomesYou could use the money to help pensioners to install Sola Panels or loft insolation thus offsetting part of this expected incredible increase in energy bills.
Could we do something like EnergieSprong for low income, council houses, retirement homes or those in fuel poverty
- could be a showcase for environmental action? https://www.energiesprong.uk/
Helping to fund solar panels and insulation (e.g. cavity wall and loft insulation) for every home in Nailsea. Depending on the cost the council could pay for half of the cost or for all of the cost to do this to all the houses and flats in the town
Across Nailsea
Probably a particular street, or building to start with
Between £35K and £75K per retrofit apparently https://www.energiesprong.uk/newspage/green-alliance- champions-the-uk-to-go-dutch-with-the-energiesprong- approachI think this will bring people on board with environmental action as something that HELPS people, particularly those on low incomes, and/or elderly, rather than raising costs or reducing quality of life, as is often, and unfairly, portrayed in the press.
We all know the planet is dying and Nailsea keeps saying it is committed to dealing with the climate crisis and this would go a really long way to helping Nailsea's carbon footprint. We could be a UK leader in this and what an incredible thing for the town to commit to. This would make a huge difference for the people of Nailsea (they would have cheaper bills at a time when bills are rising), they would see where their money has been spent and we would be generating energy for the town from renewables. I can't imagine any better way to spend this money. This will save the world for years to come!
There are various UK case studies on the website There is also a hackathon on 21-22 Feb if any councillors would like to participate https://www.energiesprong.uk/newspage/5- reasons-to-take-part-in-our-retrofit-hackathon3YesThe Council voted this item as 'Yes' as a potential use for funds from Capital Receipts.
GREEN ENERGY SCHEMESGreen Electricity Schemes infrastructureDevelop community green power generationIt would depend on an assessment of the best form of energy generation within the council boundaries and the best location for that infrastructure.Depends on the solution, but assume minimum of £200k as a starting point. But income can be generated at one cost from local residents and possibly a higher rate for any spare contributing to the national grid.The current gas crisis is impacting on everyone's electricity and gas bills and the environmental impact continues because not everyone can fit south facing solar panels or afford the more expensive environmentally focussed tariffs. But there are examples of local communities being served by local renewable energy initiatives.
This is a positive commitment to our future at a community level, which can reduce bills in the present.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community- energy https://communityenergyengland.org/how-to- pages/designing-planning-a-community- energy-project https://www.theguardian.com/environment/20 20/jan/12/community-generated-green- electricity-to-be-offered-to-all-in-uk https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we- do/environment/energy/london-community- energy-fund1YesThe Council voted this item as 'Yes' as a potential use for funds from Capital Receipts.
GREEN ENERGY SCHEMESThermal Imaging CameraA thermal imaging camera to lend out and some way to train users on its use.Possibly based at 65£2,200To get people involved in surveying their properties for remedial work to improve energy efficiency.2YesThe Council voted this item as 'Yes' as a potential use for funds from Capital Receipts.

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2022 @ 11:19 am