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Buckland Low Carbon Network : The changing economics of investing to reduce energy bills and emissions

The dramatic increase in household energy prices over the last six months is affecting us all, with energy bills this winter for most of us likely to be close to double what they were last winter, even with the government’s new energy price cap. No-one is sure how long the higher energy prices will last, but few economists are expecting energy bills to return to 2021 levels any time soon.

There are various simple steps we can all take to reduce our household energy usage, but the bigger reductions usually require some investment. If you are a home owner, higher energy prices make investing to reduce your energy consumption – and your carbon emissions – a much more attractive prospect.

The next meeting of the Low Carbon Network will take a fresh look at some of the common options for achieving significant reductions in your household energy bills and emissions, and how the return on investment is changing as a result of higher energy prices.

The meeting will be held by Zoom on Tuesday 18th October, from 7 pm to 8pm, and is open to all Buckland residents.

If you would like to participate in this event, please let me let me know.

If you are considering these or other steps to reduce your carbon emissions, and would like to talk to other local residents about the pros and cons, we would be happy to put you in touch. And if you would like to join our network for information about future meetings, please contact me.

Ken Caldwell
Buckland Resident and Network Convenor