UK energy reduction projects secure £3m boost

The funds will be used for initiatives such as energy advice, decarbonisation activities and the development of innovative energy-focused services and products

The Ofgem Redress Scheme will distribute £3 million in funding to support a range of energy reduction projects across the UK.

The initiative aims to promote energy conservation, encourage decarbonisation efforts, and foster the development of innovative energy-focused services and products.

This round of funding will benefit 19 organisations operating in England, Scotland, and Wales, as part of the Energy Redress Scheme’s ongoing commitment to promoting sustainable practices in the energy industry.

These organisations will receive grants from one of the scheme’s three funding rounds, with a total of £2.5 million earmarked for 15 projects in the Main and Small Funds.

The selected projects focus on crucial aspects such as providing essential energy advice through clinics and dedicated energy advice officers.

One recipient of the Main Fund is the Rural Environmental Action Project, which will receive £184,000 for its Moray Energy Action Programme, which seeks to assist households at the greatest risk of cold homes and high energy bills.

Another allocation is the £290,000 awarded to Healthy Homes Shropshire Phase 2 – this project aims to offer free, independent energy advice to 3,000 fuel poor households and provide reliable information through targeted communication and outreach activities.

Thanks to funding provided by the Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund, Dorset Community Energy will enable local households to benefit from renewable energy generated within their community.

This initiative promotes community ownership of green energy production.

Furthermore, innovative funding will support projects by Repowering Limited and Charge My Street, focusing on retrofitting private blocks of flats and enabling homes without driveways to access electric vehicle charging from solar panels and cost-effective off-peak night-time electricity, respectively.

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