Save energy, save money
The council is doing a lot of work to make energy cheaper and greener in Islington. Using cutting edge technology, Islington is proud to offer alternatives to residents and businesses. Innovative schemes, such as the SHINE network ensuring that vulnerable residents can afford to heat their homes, and projects like Bunhill Heat and Power Network which will use heat from the Tube to warm local homes, are helping to reduce energy bills and cut carbon emissions across the borough. Here are some of the energy saving schemes being run in Islington.
The Energy Advice Service
The Energy Advice Service helped more than 6,000 Islington residents last year to reduce their energy bills by switching energy suppliers (which can save you about £200 per year), installing energy saving measures and getting energy grants, such as the Warm Home Discount which is worth £140 a year. They also helped 1,200 people access water bill discounts and gave advice on how to reduce their water bills. If you need any energy advice please see what is available on our energy advice website.
Helping vulnerable residents
Helping vulnerable residents is a key council priority and schemes such as SHINE, the council’s one-top-energy-shop for vulnerable residents, and the Energy Dr, who installs low cost measures to lower energy bills, have already helped thousands of local people.
Cutting edge technology
We are using ground breaking technology in projects like Bunhill Heat and Power Network which is going to use heat from the tube to local homes, the Q-bot, Islington’s insulation robot, our solar battery storage pilot scheme and now we’re upgrading heating controls on the Redbrick Estate to help residents take more control of their heating.
Working with the local community
We’re just about to launch our Community Energy Fund to help local community groups get involved in the energy sector and our Energising Small Businesses Fund, supports the local businesses reduce their energy use.
Local organisations can also join the Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership which is a network for who want to reduce energy costs, cut carbon emissions and manage their environmental impacts.
And, of course, all of these are helping Islington reduce its carbon emissions and we’re on target to hit our government carbon emissions target.