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Help and Support with Saving Energy

By improving your energy efficiency and reducing your energy consumption, you can save money as well as reduce your carbon footprint.

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Whether your changes are big or small, you can find guidance and help on steps to take below. Take a look at the Energy Saving Trust's webpage for support and advice. Click on the link below to read tips on ways to make your home more efficient, from simple and free changes to long-term technologies.


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Take a look at the available schemes below:

West Berkshire Energy Switch 

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The West Berkshire Energy Switch is a scheme where residents can sign up to see if they can receive cheaper energy tariffs. All energy is 100% renewable and will be available for both electric and dual fuel tariffs. Switching your energy tariffs regularly is a great way to help you save money. Auctions take place three times a year (February, May and October), although each registration period lasts much longer. You can also find information on here about the current energy price increases and what to do. Find out more about the scheme here


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Could you switch to an electric vehicle?

Electric vehicles (EV) are becoming more popular across the district, as well as nationwide, and can have huge benefits, including reduced fuel and running costs, and significantly contributing to reducing emissions. Find out more about electric vehicles here. You can also find out information about what the Council is doing to support EV drivers here.


Support and advice for your energy bills

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provide a wide range of advice and support regarding energy bills and usage. You can read more about what to do if you are struggling to pay your bills, getting better energy deals, how to make a complaint, using energy meters, and more. Check out the Citizens Advice website here.


Ofgem Support

If you are struggling to pay your bills, Ofgem has provided advice on what you can do. You can agree a payment plan with your supplier, check existing energy schemes and grants, and get debt advice. Find more information on the Ofgem website.


You can also subscribe to our monthly environment newsletter here to find out more about our work across West Berkshire.

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