HECA Report

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Community Energy Online

This is an online portal developed by the national Government to encourage and support community ownership of renewable energy. The portal provides communities and local authorities links to guidance, advice and best practice for all elements of community energy. To view this site, please click here

A networking site has recently been created, specifically designed for communities to share ideas/experiences/contacts for community energy and sustainability:

Energyshare – http://www.energyshare.com/%20


Energy Efficiency

The Energy Savings Trust is an independent, UK-based organisation focused on promoting action that leads to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions - a key contributor to man-made climate change. They are a source of free advice and information for people across the UK looking to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste. They can be contacted by phone on 0800 512 012  or click here to access the Energy Savings Trust homepage. 

The Council works in partnership with Northumberland Warm Zone to provide advice and assistance on energy efficiency measures, which may include loft and cavity wall insulation. You can contact Warm Zone by phone on 01670 356 642 or click here to access the Warm Zone homepage.


Northumberland Home Energy Conservation Act Report 2013

The Northumberland Home Energy Conservation Act Report 2013 can be viewed by clicking here.


Low Carbon Community Challenge

The Low Carbon Community Challenge (LCCC) programme follows the 2009 ‘Big Energy Shift’ which suggested that households could benefit significantly from joined-up ‘packages’ of support, delivered locally in the community, to help them reduce home energy consumption and make deep cuts in their carbon emissions.The Council was successful as a pilot. For further details, please click here.


Renewable Energy

Renewable energy technologies like wind turbines, solar panels and biomass heaters offer an alternative to fossil fuels and can help reduce your home's CO2 emmisions.

The Energy Savings Trust website -

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generate-your-own-energy - provides useful information on the different technologies available to generate heat or electricity for your home, together with the Feed In Tariffs, which will provide financial incentives for people to install electricity-generating technologies, such as solar electricity and wind turbines.